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# parents - Monday 25 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Government providing €49.5 million for school clothing scheme, up €2.1 million on last year Social Protection

Government providing €49.5 million for school clothing scheme, up €2.1 million on last year

It is paid at a rate of €125 for children aged 4-11 and €250 for children aged 12 years and over.

# parents - Monday 4 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Were your parents the biggest influence on your career choice? Education This post contains a poll

Poll: Were your parents the biggest influence on your career choice?

Parents may not be fully aware of the vast range of science and technology careers available, Dr Des Fitzgerald said.

# parents - Sunday 3 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie People asked to host coffee mornings to help make hospitals more fun places for sick kids Every Little Helps

People asked to host coffee mornings to help make hospitals more fun places for sick kids

Volunteers spend time with sick children in hospital, doing crafts, reading to them or playing games with them.

# parents - Sunday 25 March, 2018

From TheJournal.ie What to do if your daughter didn't get the HPV vaccine before, but wants it now Cervical Cancer

What to do if your daughter didn't get the HPV vaccine before, but wants it now

Since September 2016 the uptake rate for the vaccine has increased from 51% to 62%.

# parents - Sunday 18 February, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Doctors warn parents after boy burned due to spark from aerosol soap can Parents

Doctors warn parents after boy burned due to spark from aerosol soap can

The doctors said that face paint the boy was wearing might have been oil-based, which would have reacted with the spark.

# parents - Wednesday 31 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar says children need to be protected from predators online Smartphones

Varadkar says children need to be protected from predators online

The digital age of consent in Ireland is 13.

# parents - Thursday 11 January, 2018

People are sharing the weirdest things their parents banned from them as kids, and it's gas

“My mom wouldn’t let me watch the birth scene in the Spice Girls movie.”

# parents - Tuesday 2 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Proposals to give parents a tax credit for directly employing childminders in their own home Budget 2019

Proposals to give parents a tax credit for directly employing childminders in their own home

Many people currently pay cash to their childminder, but this new measure would ensure these minders receive the benefits of any employee.

# parents - Monday 25 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'They were hell on earth': Global efforts to get kids out of orphanages are paying off Home

'They were hell on earth': Global efforts to get kids out of orphanages are paying off

The number of children in Romania’s orphanages has plummeted from more than 100,000 in the 80s to about 7,000.

# parents - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

From TheJournal.ie More than 27,000 fathers have taken paternity leave so far Newborns

More than 27,000 fathers have taken paternity leave so far

“We have to take a wider societal view and not think of rearing children as something best done in one’s spare time, preferably by women,” Deirdre Clune said.

# parents - Saturday 2 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Emotional damage to homeless children should be examined by Children's Ombudsman Homelessness

Emotional damage to homeless children should be examined by Children's Ombudsman

New figures show there were 2,423 children in emergency accommodation in the Dublin at the end of July.

# parents - Wednesday 16 August, 2017

From TheJournal.ie It's my son's third birthday - here's why I'm refusing to give into 'party pressure' Hip Hip Hurray

It's my son's third birthday - here's why I'm refusing to give into 'party pressure'

All he wants is a cake but I know other parents will expect more, writes Chrissie Russell.

# parents - Friday 4 August, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Childcare payments may differ from county to county after creche fee audit Childcare

Childcare payments may differ from county to county after creche fee audit

The review will take 10 months to complete and will inform Minister Katherine Zappone’s future budget decisions.

# parents - Wednesday 26 July, 2017

From TheJournal.ie The minefield of free childcare: The Grandparents Creche is great, but how do you pay the bill? Childcare

The minefield of free childcare: The Grandparents Creche is great, but how do you pay the bill?

Family childcare comes at a price that can be difficult to define, writes Chrissie Russell.

# parents - Tuesday 27 June, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Warning for Irish parents over Snapchat update that shows users' exact locations Child Safety

Warning for Irish parents over Snapchat update that shows users' exact locations

Snapchat has introduced a map feature that allows users to track other people’s location.

# parents - Thursday 15 June, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'When did it become the norm to say 'I'll go out with you if you send me a naked pic'?' Child Safety

'When did it become the norm to say 'I'll go out with you if you send me a naked pic'?'

Children and technology expert Andy Phippen gives his advice to parents on the issue of sexting.

# parents - Thursday 20 April, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Child remains in care after parents refuse to answer phone or turn up to court hearing Family Court

Child remains in care after parents refuse to answer phone or turn up to court hearing

The family court heard that the family had living arrangements “unsuitable for a young child”.

# parents - Sunday 16 April, 2017

At what age are you 'too old' to get an Easter egg off your parents? Egg On Your Face This post contains a poll

At what age are you 'too old' to get an Easter egg off your parents?

The burning question of the day.

# parents - Wednesday 29 March, 2017

From TheJournal.ie More parents are using children to shoplift for them, according to retailers Added Pressure

More parents are using children to shoplift for them, according to retailers

According to Retail Excellence, all kinds of shops – from electronics to garden centres – are reporting higher rates of children shoplifting.

# parents - Monday 13 March, 2017

# parents - Friday 3 March, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 7,000 fathers have taken paid paternity leave since it was introduced Newborns

7,000 fathers have taken paid paternity leave since it was introduced

The initiative allows fathers to take two weeks off work to help care for their babies, if they have enough PRSI contributions.

# parents - Friday 17 February, 2017

From The42 'He likes his dad to collect him from the airport' - WWE's heartwarming tribute to Ireland's Finn Balor Background This post contains videos

'He likes his dad to collect him from the airport' - WWE's heartwarming tribute to Ireland's Finn Balor

The 35-year-old Wicklow native, whose real name is Fergal Devitt, has forged a successful career in wrestling.

# parents - Monday 13 February, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Prisoner parenting course aims to prevent mothers and fathers from reoffending Family Supports

Prisoner parenting course aims to prevent mothers and fathers from reoffending

Evidence shows that fathers who have positive relationships with their children are six times less likely to reoffend.

# parents - Thursday 5 January, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar says lone parents can earn more under measure that kicks in today Social Welfare

Varadkar says lone parents can earn more under measure that kicks in today

Changes have been made to the One-Parent Family Payment and the Jobseeker’s Transitional Payment.

# parents - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

From TheJournal.ie 'If we had simply accepted that ageist foster parents rule, it would still be with us' Foster Care

'If we had simply accepted that ageist foster parents rule, it would still be with us'

In May, TheJournal.ie exclusively reported about the case where grandparents were told they were too old to be the foster carers of their grandchild.

# parents - Thursday 17 November, 2016

From TheJournal.ie 'If he has a major seizure in the night, we need to know the car will start' Mobility Grant

'If he has a major seizure in the night, we need to know the car will start'

The mother of a boy with severe cerebral palsy will meet with the Minister for Disability Issues today.

# parents - Thursday 10 November, 2016

# parents - Wednesday 2 November, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Children do better when minded by relatives and childminders rather than full-time parents, says ESRI Childcare

Children do better when minded by relatives and childminders rather than full-time parents, says ESRI

The study looked at 9,000 children under the age of 5 in Ireland.

# parents - Sunday 30 October, 2016

From TheJournal.ie 'It's not the State's problem, it's the family's': Care system to adopt tough love approach Responsibility

'It's not the State's problem, it's the family's': Care system to adopt tough love approach

The chief executive of Tusla said the agency wants families to share more power and responsibility, and to “own their problems”.

# parents - Monday 17 October, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Mother jailed after failing to protect son (6) from "extreme sexual violence" of father Courts

Mother jailed after failing to protect son (6) from "extreme sexual violence" of father

The boy’s father was jailed for 14 years last week for raping the child.

# parents - Tuesday 11 October, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Are you a parent? Here's what Budget 2017 will do for you You Raise Them Up

Are you a parent? Here's what Budget 2017 will do for you

Subsidised childcare, increased benefits for single parents and tax cuts will all benefit families.

# parents - Tuesday 4 October, 2016

# parents - Thursday 29 September, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Children who own mobile phones are doing worse in maths and reading

Children who own mobile phones are doing worse in maths and reading

A national study has found that children who spend more time online and watching TV are scoring worse.

# parents - Wednesday 28 September, 2016

Parents are sharing the grim, grim breakfasts they eat every day, inspired by this comedian

“I had some yogurt I licked off my fingers after cleaning my son up.”

# parents - Saturday 17 September, 2016

13 things only people who lived at home in college will understand

So many “When will you be home?” texts. So many.

# parents - Tuesday 16 August, 2016

A mam wrote her husband this unsparing letter before leaving him with the kids for the weekend

“Dearest husband, I wanted to go over a few things with you before you embark on this weekend alone.”

# parents - Wednesday 10 August, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Savita Halappanavar "at the core" of new care standards for bereaved parents Pregnancy Loss

Savita Halappanavar "at the core" of new care standards for bereaved parents

The HSE launched its national standards for bereavement care following pregnancy loss today.

# parents - Tuesday 2 August, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Unbaptised and bottom of the list - frustrated and worried parents speak out Enrolment Policies

Unbaptised and bottom of the list - frustrated and worried parents speak out

‘Baptise your child just to get into a school or don’t baptise but then fear your child may be ostracised from their class group?’

# parents - Monday 18 July, 2016

This mam craftily used Pokémon Go to get her son to do some housework

Lies make baby Pikachu cry.

# parents - Thursday 7 July, 2016

From TheJournal.ie "You feel invisible" - the Irish children suffering from their parents' abuse of alcohol Demon Drink

"You feel invisible" - the Irish children suffering from their parents' abuse of alcohol

A new Oireachtas grouping is targeting the harm done to children by their parents’ alcohol abuse.

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