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From TheJournal.ie Am I being a bad parent... by pushing my four-year-old to face her fear of the water? Aibabp

Am I being a bad parent... by pushing my four-year-old to face her fear of the water?

A divisive reader dilemma for our four experts this week.

From TheJournal.ie Am I being a bad parent... by always giving into my picky-eating toddler? Am I Being A Bad Parent?

Am I being a bad parent... by always giving into my picky-eating toddler?

Three Irish parenting experts weigh in on the best way to navigate dinnertime battles.

From TheJournal.ie Am I being a bad parent... by giving my child a family name I really don't like? Aibabp

Am I being a bad parent... by giving my child a family name I really don't like?

Three experts have their say on this week’s reader dilemma.

From TheJournal.ie Am I being a bad parent... by leaving my six-month-old to 'cry it out'? Am I Being A Bad Parent?

Am I being a bad parent... by leaving my six-month-old to 'cry it out'?

One reader dilemma – and three different opinions from the experts.

From TheJournal.ie Am I being a bad parent... by ignoring my three-year-old's sudden change in behaviour? Aibabp

Am I being a bad parent... by ignoring my three-year-old's sudden change in behaviour?

This week, one parent is wondering how to handle her daughter’s newfound hatred of the creche drop-off.

From TheJournal.ie Am I being a bad parent...by sending my child to 'big school' when I know he's not ready? Am I Being A Bad Parent?

Am I being a bad parent...by sending my child to 'big school' when I know he's not ready?

This week, one parent is worried about the logistics of waiting another year.

From TheJournal.ie Am I being a bad parent... by thinking it's too soon to have baby number two? Aibabp

Am I being a bad parent... by thinking it's too soon to have baby number two?

This week, a mum-of-one is worried she’s already at full parenting capacity.

From TheJournal.ie Am I being a bad parent... by worrying about when to tell my new boss that I'm pregnant? Aibabp

Am I being a bad parent... by worrying about when to tell my new boss that I'm pregnant?

This week, one expectant mum is wondering when the right time to share her news is.

From TheJournal.ie Am I being a bad parent... by thinking it's okay to use the iPad as a distraction tool? Am I Being A Bad Parent?

Am I being a bad parent... by thinking it's okay to use the iPad as a distraction tool?

This week, one reader is wondering if she’s been relying on screen time too much with her four year-old.

From TheJournal.ie Am I being a bad parent... by teaching my four-year-old about 'bad people' so soon? Am I Being A Bad Parent?

Am I being a bad parent... by teaching my four-year-old about 'bad people' so soon?

This week, one reader wants her daughter to know that she can refuse a hug or kiss.

From TheJournal.ie Am I being a bad parent... by sharing my pregnancy news too soon? Aibabp

Am I being a bad parent... by sharing my pregnancy news too soon?

This week, one mum-to-be realises she’s going to have to start telling people earlier than she’d planned.

From TheJournal.ie Am I being a bad parent... by telling my mother-in-law I don't want her minding the baby? Aibabp

Am I being a bad parent... by telling my mother-in-law I don't want her minding the baby?

This week, one parent doesn’t know to handle an offer she doesn’t want.

From TheJournal.ie Am I being a bad parent... by telling the childminder to stop using baby talk? Aibabp

Am I being a bad parent... by telling the childminder to stop using baby talk?

This week, one parent would prefer full sentences only, please.

From TheJournal.ie Am I being a bad parent... by panicking about the weight I gained during my pregnancy? Aibabp

Am I being a bad parent... by panicking about the weight I gained during my pregnancy?

This week, one new mum is concerned about her changed body after giving birth.

From TheJournal.ie Am I being a bad parent... by forcing my daughter to wear a dress for her First Communion? Aibabp

Am I being a bad parent... by forcing my daughter to wear a dress for her First Communion?

‘She really doesn’t want to wear one… but I’m concerned she’ll be made to feel out of place.’

From TheJournal.ie Am I being a bad parent... by giving in when my three-year-old refuses to eat? Aibabp

Am I being a bad parent... by giving in when my three-year-old refuses to eat?

This week, one parent is wondering who should be taking the lead in mealtime battles.

From TheJournal.ie Am I being a bad parent... by not letting other people hold my new baby? Aibabp

Am I being a bad parent... by not letting other people hold my new baby?

This week, one first-time mum asks if refusing to engage in Pass The Baby is acceptable or just plain rude.

From TheJournal.ie Am I being a bad parent... by letting my five-year-old sleep in our bed? Aibabp

Am I being a bad parent... by letting my five-year-old sleep in our bed?

This week, one reader doesn’t know how to respond to his son sleeping’s habits.

From TheJournal.ie Am I being a bad parent... by telling our four-year-old she's not allowed to eat meat? Aibabp

Am I being a bad parent... by telling our four-year-old she's not allowed to eat meat?

This week, a vegetarian reader is feeling conflicted by her daughter’s requests to try meat.

From TheJournal.ie Am I being a bad parent... by giving in to my toddler's tantrums too quickly? Aibabp

Am I being a bad parent... by giving in to my toddler's tantrums too quickly?

This week, one reader is struggling to tame her three-year-old daughter’s meltdowns.

From TheJournal.ie Am I being a bad parent... by not wanting to punish our son for throwing a house party? Aibabp

Am I being a bad parent... by not wanting to punish our son for throwing a house party?

This week, one reader would rather not ground her teenage son, but her partner feels differently.

From TheJournal.ie Am I being a bad parent... by doing my son's homework for him? Aibabp

Am I being a bad parent... by doing my son's homework for him?

One dad is wondering if he’s teaching his son bad habits.

From TheJournal.ie Am I being a bad parent... by wishing my teen daughter would open up to me about sex? Aibabp

Am I being a bad parent... by wishing my teen daughter would open up to me about sex?

This week, one parent is wondering how to navigate ‘the chat’ with a sexually active teen.

From TheJournal.ie Am I being a bad parent... by cutting my kids off from their grandmother? Aibabp

Am I being a bad parent... by cutting my kids off from their grandmother?

This week, a reader is concerned about putting her kids in the middle of some ongoing family conflict.

From TheJournal.ie Am I being a bad parent... by telling my broody husband I don't want more kids? Aibabp

Am I being a bad parent... by telling my broody husband I don't want more kids?

This week, a reader is conflicted over telling her husband that she doesn’t want another baby.

From TheJournal.ie Am I being a bad parent... by telling my ex he needs to spend more time with our sons? Aibabp

Am I being a bad parent... by telling my ex he needs to spend more time with our sons?

One reader wants to know if she should raise the issue again, or if she’s fighting a losing battle.

From TheJournal.ie Am I being a bad parent... by letting my 11-year-old wear makeup to a party? Aibabp

Am I being a bad parent... by letting my 11-year-old wear makeup to a party?

This week, a worried reader is wondering if it’s better to lay down some rules or take a more relaxed approach.

From TheJournal.ie Am I being a bad parent... by telling the neighbours to sort out their child's head lice? Aibabp

Am I being a bad parent... by telling the neighbours to sort out their child's head lice?

Outside of school or playgroup, head lice can be a tricker subject to tackle.

From TheJournal.ie Am I being a bad parent... by giving out to my kids for not being more active? Aibabp

Am I being a bad parent... by giving out to my kids for not being more active?

This week, a reader is wondering what to do with two kids who would *much* rather stay inside.

From TheJournal.ie Am I being a bad parent... by finding out the baby's gender without my partner knowing too? Am I Being A Bad Parent?

Am I being a bad parent... by finding out the baby's gender without my partner knowing too?

This week, one reader is grappling with the politics of the gender reveal.

From TheJournal.ie Am I being a bad parent... by asking my older kids to contact me more often? Aibabp

Am I being a bad parent... by asking my older kids to contact me more often?

One reader is wondering how to keep communication lines open with her college-age kids.

From TheJournal.ie Am I being a bad parent... by arguing with my ex over Christmas custody? Aibabp

Am I being a bad parent... by arguing with my ex over Christmas custody?

One reader is wondering how best to split family time with her ex-partner over the Christmas period.

From TheJournal.ie Am I being a bad parent... by telling the grandparents we want our own space this Christmas? Aibabp

Am I being a bad parent... by telling the grandparents we want our own space this Christmas?

One reader is wondering if he should keep the in-laws happy, or start some new family traditions.

From TheJournal.ie Am I being a bad parent... by stopping my 12-year-old daughter from going to her first disco? Aibabp

Am I being a bad parent... by stopping my 12-year-old daughter from going to her first disco?

This week, a reader is wondering if she should lay down the law to stay in line with other school parents.

From TheJournal.ie Am I being a bad parent... by holding off on toilet training my toddler? Aibabp

Am I being a bad parent... by holding off on toilet training my toddler?

One reader is wondering if it’s okay to let her son decide when he’s ready for the potty.

From TheJournal.ie Am I being a bad parent... by arguing with the noisy neighbours? Aibabp

Am I being a bad parent... by arguing with the noisy neighbours?

One reader is wondering if she’s setting a bad example by confronting the folks next door.

From TheJournal.ie Am I being a bad parent... by not having a sleep routine for my three-month-old? Aibabp

Am I being a bad parent... by not having a sleep routine for my three-month-old?

Is it too soon to start getting strict with bedtime? This week’s dilemma has divided our panel.

From TheJournal.ie Am I being a bad parent... by not having enough 'mum friends'? Aibabp

Am I being a bad parent... by not having enough 'mum friends'?

We put a reader’s friend-finding dilemma to an anonymous panel of mums and dads.

From TheJournal.ie Am I being a bad parent by... taking my kids out of school for a term-time holiday? Aibabp

Am I being a bad parent by... taking my kids out of school for a term-time holiday?

One reader is wondering if the cheaper flights are worth the missed days.

From TheJournal.ie Am I being a bad parent... for resenting my partner's choice of guardian for our son? Aibabp

Am I being a bad parent... for resenting my partner's choice of guardian for our son?

We asked a group of anonymous mums and dads to have their say on a delicate dilemma.

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