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People who had difficult childhood events may be struggling with mental health during pandemic, researchers say
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People who had difficult childhood events may be struggling with mental health during pandemic, researchers say

Mar 26th 2021, 6:10 AM 16,621 Views 21 Comments

A clinical psychologist at NUI Galway says self-compassion and hope are key to mental wellbeing amid Covid-19.

WHO warns commercial baby foods contain too much sugar
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# Nutrition

WHO warns commercial baby foods contain too much sugar

Jul 16th 2019, 8:40 AM 17,105 Views 14 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 4th 2018, 7:00 PM 26,629 Views 51 Comments

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.

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

May 1st 2018, 6:05 AM 9,836 Views 11 Comments

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

17 struggles you'll only know if you grew up sharing a room with your sibling
# Privacy Please
# Privacy Please

17 struggles you'll only know if you grew up sharing a room with your sibling

Nov 4th 2017, 7:30 PM 9,369 Views 1 Comment

THAT’S MY TOP!

More Irish children are surviving cancer thanks to medical breakthroughs
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More Irish children are surviving cancer thanks to medical breakthroughs

Feb 28th 2017, 7:17 AM 5,392 Views 58 Comments

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

14 things that are probably still hanging around in your childhood bedroom
# Back Home
# Back Home

14 things that are probably still hanging around in your childhood bedroom

Jan 21st 2017, 1:00 PM 8,167 Views 1 Comment

So many precious items!

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

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

Nov 11th 2016, 9:30 PM 6,203 Views 0 Comments

It ain’t easy being wheezy.

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

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

Sep 25th 2016, 6:45 AM 11,064 Views 13 Comments

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

13 memories everyone who grew up loving Roald Dahl books will remember
# Roalddahlday
# Roalddahlday

13 memories everyone who grew up loving Roald Dahl books will remember

Sep 13th 2016, 1:02 PM 6,675 Views 1 Comment

Happy Roald Dahl day.

6 reasons sugar sandwiches were the most indulgent Irish childhood treat
# Sugar Do Do Do Do
# Sugar Do Do Do Do

6 reasons sugar sandwiches were the most indulgent Irish childhood treat

Jul 10th 2016, 4:00 PM 21,273 Views 5 Comments

Pleaaaaase can we have one.

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

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

Jul 2nd 2016, 8:15 PM 10,340 Views 2 Comments

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

A lad from Mayo found his childhood diary dedicated to Spongebob, and it's brilliant
# Are Ya Ready Kids
# Are Ya Ready Kids

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

Jun 30th 2016, 10:36 AM 4,201 Views 0 Comments

“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
# Party For One
# Party For One

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

Jun 26th 2016, 8:15 PM 8,039 Views 0 Comments

“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
# Ladybird
# Ladybird

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

May 10th 2016, 8:35 PM 4,199 Views 0 Comments

Get well messages are flooding in for Martin Aitchison.

22 images that will hit you right in the Irish childhood
# Nostalgia Warning
# Nostalgia Warning

22 images that will hit you right in the Irish childhood

Feb 28th 2016, 3:07 PM 13,945 Views 17 Comments

Right in the feels.

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

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

Jul 29th 2015, 9:58 AM 10,882 Views 13 Comments

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

11 things every Irish girl had in her bedroom growing up
# Home Sweet Home
# Home Sweet Home

11 things every Irish girl had in her bedroom growing up

Jul 28th 2015, 9:30 PM 12,913 Views 4 Comments

A DREAMCATCHER.

The #GrowingUpIrish hashtag expertly captured everyone's childhood
# Caravan Holidays
# Caravan Holidays

The #GrowingUpIrish hashtag expertly captured everyone's childhood

Jul 15th 2015, 10:05 PM 12,505 Views 8 Comments

Too much nostalgia to handle.

Poll: Should childhood vaccines be mandatory?
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Poll: Should childhood vaccines be mandatory?

Jun 28th 2015, 6:00 PM 70,518 Views 225 Comments

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

Dublin’s doll hospital and teddy bear clinic closes today
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# Closing Down

Dublin’s doll hospital and teddy bear clinic closes today

Jun 27th 2015, 8:15 AM 35,542 Views 26 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 25th 2015, 7:00 PM 135 Views 25 Comments

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

'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 1,245 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.

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

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

Jun 15th 2015, 10:00 AM 7,848 Views 14 Comments

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

How do you talk to a child about death?
# Working Through Tragedy
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# Working Through Tragedy

How do you talk to a child about death?

May 22nd 2015, 10:58 AM 7,827 Views 12 Comments

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

Poll: Can you find the time to read?
# Your Say
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# Your Say

Poll: Can you find the time to read?

Mar 5th 2015, 9:34 AM 10,568 Views 46 Comments

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

This interactive adventure story on Twitter is ingenious
# Path Less Travelled
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# Path Less Travelled

This interactive adventure story on Twitter is ingenious

Jan 13th 2015, 5:58 PM 12,675 Views 9 Comments

Run or hide?

7 Songs From Your Youth That Might Make You Weep
# Nostalgia
# Nostalgia

7 Songs From Your Youth That Might Make You Weep

Oct 22nd 2014, 9:21 PM 31,930 Views 55 Comments

Mary Black, Johnny Logan, The Frog Chorus…

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

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

Oct 5th 2014, 7:45 PM 27,844 Views 250 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 27th 2014, 7:00 PM 1,452 Views 17 Comments

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.

Some creches waiting FIVE years between inspections
# Growing Pains
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# Growing Pains

Some creches waiting FIVE years between inspections

Aug 27th 2014, 9:25 AM 4,496 Views 11 Comments

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

7 important life lessons we learned from Maurice Sendak
# Wild Thing
# Wild Thing

7 important life lessons we learned from Maurice Sendak

Jun 10th 2014, 7:30 PM 3,339 Views 2 Comments

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

Dads who do household chores have more ambitious daughters
# Family Fortunes
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# Family Fortunes

Dads who do household chores have more ambitious daughters

Jun 2nd 2014, 8:15 AM 17,416 Views 21 Comments

But sure you knew that already.

The 12 tastes of an Irish childhood
# Dib Dab
# Dib Dab

The 12 tastes of an Irish childhood

May 25th 2014, 6:00 PM 56,138 Views 159 Comments

Our taste-buds were simpler back then.

7 ways your parents TOTALLY ruined your teenage life
# Growing Pains
# Growing Pains

7 ways your parents TOTALLY ruined your teenage life

May 18th 2014, 1:00 PM 49,974 Views 26 Comments

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
# Ice Cream Please
# Ice Cream Please

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

May 5th 2014, 12:14 PM 28,944 Views 30 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 5th 2014, 12:01 AM 12,576 Views 71 Comments

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

Column: Would you correct another person’s child?
# Child's Play
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# Child's Play

Column: Would you correct another person’s child?

Feb 19th 2014, 7:30 PM 923 Views 48 Comments

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
# Girl Power
# Girl Power

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

Feb 3rd 2014, 6:00 PM 49,467 Views 63 Comments

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

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

Jan 21st 2014, 7:00 AM 304 Views 95 Comments

(… and guess how that worked out)

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