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#childhood

11 free childhood activities that were better than any modern toy

The stuff we found lying around the house was always the best.

15 toys from your childhood that are worth a fortune now

Well, compared to what you paid for them anyway.

From The42 Flashback - Who were your childhood soccer heroes? Fans Favourites

Flashback - Who were your childhood soccer heroes?

Paul McGrath, Roberto Baggio, Niall Quinn and Matthias Sammer are selected by our writers. But who was your favourite?

10 of the best-selling Irish toys of all time

Did you have them all?

Can you make it through this without crying?

Challenge ACCEPTED!

The essential life lessons we all learnt from Salem Saberhagen

Not only did Salem teach Sabrina a thing or two, he also gave us the perfect life manual.

From TheJournal.ie Bobbing for apples, the silent danger this Halloween Don't Try This At Home

Bobbing for apples, the silent danger this Halloween

“Attempting to bite the apple at force when dunking their head” can cause injuries to children according to eye doctors.

How to identify someone who grew up without 'The Channels'

How many remember The Children’s Channel envy?

8 reasons you're not a famous artist

Here’s a clue: it’s because of lollipop sticks. And PVA glue.

The 13 greatest childhood victories you ever experienced

From winning Monopoly to solid chocolate Kit Kats…

12 jobs that made your young life miserable

Parents, you are cruel.

3-year-old attempts to convince her dad to buy her My Little Ponies

She is very logical. And cold.

9 small things that made your day as a kid (but probably don't anymore)

Great things come in small packages.

Only younger siblings will understand these problems

This is your pain, little ‘uns.

The Guide To Recreating Your Childhood Photos

Illustrated by some fantastic recreated childhood photos, appropriately enough.

9 frustrating phrases every Irish parent uses

‘We’ll see.’ Is there anything less satisfying?

This 11-year-old college student is smarter than you will ever be

He does calculus to relax. TO RELAX.

8 of the most annoying things about being a small child

It’s not all sunshine and lollipops you know.

Are you an only child? You'll understand these problems

Did you grow up without any brothers or sisters? We understand.

11 signs you grew up in a big family

Do you have enough siblings to make up a football team? AND some subs?

Did you go through The Awkward Phase as a teen?

These are the telltale signs…

12 signs you grew up with Harry Potter

Game of Quidditch, anyone?

12 desserts that made your childhood sweet

Is your favourite there?

Being a grown-up: expectation versus reality

Remember what you thought being an adult was like as a kid? Yeah. About that…

From TheJournal.ie Top readers' comments of the week You Told Us

Top readers' comments of the week

Here’s our roundup of the best, the most interesting and the most commented-on pieces from the past week. Did you make it in?

Here are the things that made the summers of your childhood magical

Football, jam sandwiches and sand.

5 things we didn't want to do after school

Were YOU forced into Irish dancing lessons as a child? Our sympathies.

Hocus Pocus is 20 years old, here's what it can still teach you about life

You now have permission to watch it even though it’s not Halloween yet.

From TheJournal.ie Column: I'm a Bethany Home survivor and, at 74 years old, I'm finally happy Read Me

Column: I'm a Bethany Home survivor and, at 74 years old, I'm finally happy

A Bethany Home survivor, who now lives in Australia, writes about how his time in the home shaped and damaged his life and his journey to find out the truth about his birth.

The most ridiculous things we all believed as kids

We only half-believed that the moon is made from cheese, OKAY?

From TheJournal.ie Bullying in childhood can lead to psychotic experiences, new study shows Trauma

Bullying in childhood can lead to psychotic experiences, new study shows

The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland has published a report linking childhood trauma to psychotic symptoms like ‘hearing voices’.

Haircut or abuse of parental power? You decide

Parenting isn’t all about nutrition and cuddles you know.

From TheJournal.ie How (and why) families affect childhood obesity Research

How (and why) families affect childhood obesity

Gender work division in the home may have something to do with it…

13 elements of childhood you sadly can't enjoy as an adult

I’m tired…will you carry me?

9 things you never knew before social media

Honestly, we never would have known these things otherwise.

15 of the most traumatising moments from kids films you adored This post contains videos

15 of the most traumatising moments from kids films you adored

Judge Doom, The Witches, and Gmork from The Neverending Story…*SHUDDER*