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'Government thinks it's perfectly acceptable for childcare workers to have absolutely no training'
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'Government thinks it's perfectly acceptable for childcare workers to have absolutely no training'

Jun 15th 2015, 11:00 PM 1,094 Views 36 Comments

The Department of Children and Youth Affairs has rowed back on its promise that every childcare worker will need a minimum qualification by this September.

Opinion: We can't afford NOT to invest in childcare and early education
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Opinion: We can't afford NOT to invest in childcare and early education

Jul 14th 2014, 7:00 PM 120 Views 25 Comments

Crèche fees in Ireland are among the highest in Europe – but that is no guarantee children are being well cared for.

Where do all the cool kids go?
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Where do all the cool kids go?

Jun 15th 2014, 4:30 PM 21,254 Views 14 Comments

Not very far, a study seems to suggest.

Column: What is the psychological impact of spending so much time in 'cyberspace'?
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Column: What is the psychological impact of spending so much time in 'cyberspace'?

Apr 14th 2014, 1:00 PM 747 Views 18 Comments

There are serious legal, ethical and philosophical challenges to protecting children in this technological age, writes Mary Aiken.

Column: Our children are an investment worth making
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Column: Our children are an investment worth making

Oct 14th 2013, 1:02 PM 5 Views 44 Comments

Budget 2014 is an opportunity to take stock of how we prioritise children and whether we put our money where our mouth is, writes Irene Gunning.

Column: I'm a mother of a special needs child and a pro-choice advocate
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Column: I'm a mother of a special needs child and a pro-choice advocate

May 22nd 2013, 1:00 PM 1,387 Views 102 Comments

Tracey Holsgrove explains the agony of contemplating how to proceed with her pregnancy after learning of her baby’s condition – and why she is a firm pro-choice advocate.

Column: Embarrassed to talk about sex and porn? Ireland, this is your wake-up call
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Column: Embarrassed to talk about sex and porn? Ireland, this is your wake-up call

Apr 2nd 2013, 7:00 PM 1,021 Views 127 Comments

Today’s young women and men are being educated about sex by watching hardcore porn online for years before they ever have their own first romantic or sexual experience. For their sake, it’s time to open up about real sex, writes Cindy Gallop.

Column: Online bullying is fuelled by changes in our culture
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Column: Online bullying is fuelled by changes in our culture

Dec 12th 2012, 7:30 PM 52 Views 42 Comments

Some children may be missing out on a key stage of development, writes psychotherapist Joanna Fortune.

Column: Taking kids to beauty salons? It’s far from child’s play
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Column: Taking kids to beauty salons? It’s far from child’s play

Jun 30th 2012, 7:00 PM 909 Views 25 Comments

From junior manicures to baby clothes reading “I’m too sexy” – this sexualisation of children isn’t just a bit of fun, writes Joanna Fortune.

Babies can understand meaning of words from 6 months - study
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Babies can understand meaning of words from 6 months - study

Feb 14th 2012, 11:00 AM 2,528 Views 12 Comments

New research indicates that infants as young as six months can understand the meaning of full words – twice as early as previously believed.

Arguing parents could harm children's sleep patterns
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Arguing parents could harm children's sleep patterns

May 11th 2011, 12:49 PM 938 Views 0 Comments

Parents who row could affect the sleeping patterns of their infants for significant periods of time, new research has suggested.

Are children damaged by working mothers?
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# Parenting

Are children damaged by working mothers?

Aug 4th 2010, 11:00 AM 148 Views 0 Comments

In short: no. But, as Emma Thompson says, having it all can put a strain on your mental health.