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From TheJournal.ie WHO warns commercial baby foods contain too much sugar Nutrition

WHO warns commercial baby foods contain too much sugar

In around half of products examined, more than 30% of the calories in them were from total sugars.

From TheJournal.ie 'Childhood is short and we are robbing it from thousands of children' Homelessness

'Childhood is short and we are robbing it from thousands of children'

Accepting, without ambition to change, the numbers now living in emergency accommodation is fatal to tackling the problem, writes Cliodhna O’Neill of the ISPCC.

From TheJournal.ie 'I've had asthma attacks at school, on holidays, even my debs - I've just had to learn to live with it' World Asthma Day

'I've had asthma attacks at school, on holidays, even my debs - I've just had to learn to live with it'

Asthma kills one person every week in Ireland but Cat Kennedy hasn’t let the condition slow her down.

From TheJournal.ie More Irish children are surviving cancer thanks to medical breakthroughs Survival

More Irish children are surviving cancer thanks to medical breakthroughs

There have been “major reductions” in the number of children passing away from the disease.

13 things that will only make sense if you grew up with asthma

It ain’t easy being wheezy.

From TheJournal.ie 'He doesn't really know life without pain': Mother speaks of son's battle with juvenile arthritis Juvenile Arthritis

'He doesn't really know life without pain': Mother speaks of son's battle with juvenile arthritis

Linda O’Dwyer had to wait 18 months to get a diagnosis for her son Tommy – and that was after she went private.

14 memories that are too real for anyone who grew up with strict parents

“As long as you’re living under my roof…”

A lad from Mayo found his childhood diary dedicated to Spongebob, and it's brilliant

“I wish I was yellow like you and have holes in my body like you.”

13 things you'll know if you grew up as an only child

“You’re an only child? That explains a lot.” OH DOES IT?

People are sending lovely well-wishes to one of the original Ladybird illustrators

Get well messages are flooding in for Martin Aitchison.

From TheJournal.ie 8-year-old who lost his limbs to infection gets a double hand transplant Medical History

8-year-old who lost his limbs to infection gets a double hand transplant

Zion Harvey told doctors that he wanted to swing on monkey bars.

The #GrowingUpIrish hashtag expertly captured everyone's childhood

Too much nostalgia to handle.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should childhood vaccines be mandatory? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Should childhood vaccines be mandatory?

California is the latest state in the US to move towards making it mandatory.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin’s doll hospital and teddy bear clinic closes today Closing Down

Dublin’s doll hospital and teddy bear clinic closes today

Melissa and Chris Nolan have been repairing dolls and teddies for over 30 years.

From TheJournal.ie We need to recognise that emotional wellbeing is linked to early childhood experiences Opinion

We need to recognise that emotional wellbeing is linked to early childhood experiences

The new Suicide Prevention Strategy launched this week misses one essential point: preventing suicide begins in infancy.

From TheJournal.ie 'Government thinks it's perfectly acceptable for childcare workers to have absolutely no training' Column

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

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.

From The42 Memory lane: The Panini sticker collection of Ireland's Italia 90 squad Italia 90 Week This post contains images

Memory lane: The Panini sticker collection of Ireland's Italia 90 squad

Try not to weep with the intense nostalgia coming your way.

From TheJournal.ie How do you talk to a child about death? Working Through Tragedy

How do you talk to a child about death?

A new online resource has been launched to help primary school teachers deal with bereavement.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Can you find the time to read? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Can you find the time to read?

Today is World Book Day – but how much do you read?

From TheJournal.ie This interactive adventure story on Twitter is ingenious Path Less Travelled

7 Songs From Your Youth That Might Make You Weep

Mary Black, Johnny Logan, The Frog Chorus…

From TheJournal.ie 'There’s a growing sense across the country that something is seriously wrong' Direct Provision

'There’s a growing sense across the country that something is seriously wrong'

A Bishop has called for the conditions in Direct Provision centres to be improved.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Pause to appreciate a simple moment – it's what makes life beautiful The Little Things

Opinion: Pause to appreciate a simple moment – it's what makes life beautiful

The stresses and strains of life were getting me down, but then I did what we so often neglect to do: I embraced the moment.

From TheJournal.ie Some creches waiting FIVE years between inspections Growing Pains

Some creches waiting FIVE years between inspections

“It’s just not good enough,” says Early Childhood Ireland.

7 important life lessons we learned from Maurice Sendak

The author of Where the Wild Things Are would have been 83 today.

From TheJournal.ie Dads who do household chores have more ambitious daughters Family Fortunes

Dads who do household chores have more ambitious daughters

But sure you knew that already.

The 12 tastes of an Irish childhood

Our taste-buds were simpler back then.

7 ways your parents TOTALLY ruined your teenage life

It’s NOT FAIR. I didn’t ASK to be born.

This sweet Fáilte Ireland ad will take you right back to your childhood holidays

Melting 99s, playing on the strand and getting sand in your togs.

From TheJournal.ie Seanad motion to stress "there is no place in Ireland for child beauty pageants" Van Turnhout

Seanad motion to stress "there is no place in Ireland for child beauty pageants"

The motion aims to ‘protect childhood from sexualisation’ and oppose further pageants in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Would you correct another person’s child? Child's Play

Column: Would you correct another person’s child?

Is it ever ok to discipline someone else’s child? Martina Newe looks at when you should intervene – and when you absolutely shouldn’t.

A 7-year-old girl wrote this brilliant letter telling Lego off

‘I want you to let girls go on adventures.’

From TheJournal.ie Column: Five things I swore I'd never do if I had kids... Insight

Column: Five things I swore I'd never do if I had kids...

(… and guess how that worked out)

From TheJournal.ie Minister welcomes industry concerns over children's clothing and sexualisation Children's Clothes

Minister welcomes industry concerns over children's clothing and sexualisation

Frances Fitzgerald recently invited Irish fashion retailers to prepare a set of guidelines aimed at addressing “increasing concerns over the sexualisation of childhood and issues such as body-image”.

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