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14 bitter truths that will ruin your childhood memories

14 bitter truths that will ruin your childhood memories

Apologies in advance.

9 things everyone does when it rains on holiday Pain Of The Rain This post contains videos

9 things everyone does when it rains on holiday

It would be bucketing down outside and you’d be doing one of these things.

The 7 jobs that were the bane of your childhood

Do we HAVE to clean our bedrooms right now?

Conversation between a dad and his 2-year-old reenacted by grownups She's The Boss This post contains videos

Conversation between a dad and his 2-year-old reenacted by grownups

‘You can’t talk to her…she’s the princess.’

16 objects you inexplicably collected as a kid

Why do kids want to collect everything?

13 reasons you’ll want to be eight years old again

Take us there. Please.

8 ways you tried to tell someone you fancied them YOUNG LOVE This post contains videos

8 ways you tried to tell someone you fancied them

Chances are you tried at least three of these.

13 things that utterly terrified you as a kid

And maybe still do a little bit.

From TheJournal.ie HSE childhood obesity services "sparse or non existent" across country Child Obesity

HSE childhood obesity services "sparse or non existent" across country

Calls have been made for the retail sector to remove vending machines from schools and the watershed for the advertisement of high fat foods to be increased to 9pm.

8 kid things adults don't do enough of Kidulthood This post contains videos

8 kid things adults don't do enough of

Why did we stop rolling down hills?

9 things your granny did that your mam would never do Great Grannies This post contains videos

9 things your granny did that your mam would never do

Grannies are great.

14 lessons to teach your children before they're 12 Life Lessons This post contains videos

14 lessons to teach your children before they're 12

That seagulls can not be trusted, for example.

From The42 7 of the best sporting prizes from cereal boxes Nostalgia This post contains images

7 of the best sporting prizes from cereal boxes

They just don’t make them like they used to anymore.

9 toys you grew up with... that are actually terrible Scarlet For The 90s This post contains videos

9 toys you grew up with... that are actually terrible

Sorry, but your fond memories are wrong.

7 amazing things you got for free as a kid

They filled you with happiness.

From TheJournal.ie Column: How many 'mothers' will you be celebrating this Mother’s Day? Opinion

Column: How many 'mothers' will you be celebrating this Mother’s Day?

Our changing society brings it’s own challenges – with some children in blended families celebrating more than one mother figure, writes Joanna Fortune.

From TheJournal.ie Bullied: Your stories of bullying and its lasting effects Opinion

Bullied: Your stories of bullying and its lasting effects

We asked and you told us. Here are your stories about how the pain of childhood bullying can live on.

From TheJournal.ie Bullied: Your stories of bullying in school Read Me

Bullied: Your stories of bullying in school

We asked and you told us. Here are your stories about bullying in school.

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

Top readers' comments of the week

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

17 lies your parents may have told you when you were a kid

It turns out the ice cream man DOES have ice cream when he’s playing the music.

From TheJournal.ie Heart disease risk in children as young as 10 - study Heart Disease

Heart disease risk in children as young as 10 - study

The study of children from a Dublin primary school showed that 16 had risk factors for cardiovascular disease, while six had high cholesterol.

11 essential childhood rules you’ve probably forgotten Kid Rules This post contains images

11 essential childhood rules you’ve probably forgotten

And one that stays with you forever.

11 things we all did when we were kids Irish Childhood This post contains videos

11 things we all did when we were kids

Did you learn about Willie Birmingham? And use furniture to avoid lava?

From TheJournal.ie Health Committee to resume hearings on childhood obesity Childhood Obesity

Health Committee to resume hearings on childhood obesity

Committee Chairman, Jerry Buttimer TD said childhood obesity is a “very important and serious health issue which needs to be tackled urgently”.

Pics: Remember the awesomeness of childhood Saturday mornings? Happy Days This post contains images

Pics: Remember the awesomeness of childhood Saturday mornings?

This slideshow will help you relive them!

From TheJournal.ie Column: I want my son to feel at home in Ireland, too Read Me

Column: I want my son to feel at home in Ireland, too

Raising a child between two cultures is never easy – especially when you’re halfway round the world, writes Paul Garrigan.

From TheJournal.ie Column: We need a version of ‘Sarah’s Law’ to help protect children Opinion

Column: We need a version of ‘Sarah’s Law’ to help protect children

Irish parents must be given access to controlled information on sex offenders in their area, writes independent TD Denis Naughten.

Open thread: What are your best childhood holiday memories?

It’s been the coldest July in 40 years so we’d like you to warm the cockles of our heart…

From TheJournal.ie Column: Why Ireland must ban all smacking of children Opinion

Column: Why Ireland must ban all smacking of children

Smacking is on the same spectrum as violent abuse – and only serves to legitimise lashing out, writes Kate Ferguson.

From TheJournal.ie Smile! One third of Irish people have broken or missing teeth Teeth This post contains images

Smile! One third of Irish people have broken or missing teeth

Poor childhood dental habits were blamed for tooth loss later in life by the majority of people in a new survey.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Childhood Bereavement Network set up to support those working with grieving young people Childhood Bereavement

Irish Childhood Bereavement Network set up to support those working with grieving young people

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs said that bereaved children are “among our most vulnerable citizen”s but their voices are often not heard.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Here’s why your mother sets your love life – and how to change it Opinion

Column: Here’s why your mother sets your love life – and how to change it

Our first relationships set the pattern for everything that comes later, writes psychotherapist Joanna Fortune.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Youth drinking problem? Perhaps we should look at ourselves… Opinion

Column: Youth drinking problem? Perhaps we should look at ourselves…

The Phoenix Park concert has highlighted the problem of young people and alcohol, writes Fiona Ryan – but the problems caused by parental drinking go largely unremarked.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Taking kids to beauty salons? It’s far from child’s play Opinion

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

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.

VIDEO: Kid Stuck in a Box Of the Day Work Can Wait This post contains videos

VIDEO: Kid Stuck in a Box Of the Day

He’s surprisingly calm about the whole being-upside-down thing.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Bullying is not just a 'natural' part of growing up Opinion

Column: Bullying is not just a 'natural' part of growing up

Forty per cent of 9-year-olds in Ireland have experienced bullying – and as Lisa Collins writes, more needs to be done to encourage children to speak out.

From TheJournal.ie Quinn confirms anti-bullying forum to take place in May Bullying

Quinn confirms anti-bullying forum to take place in May

The forum will be established alongside a working group on tackling homophobic, racist and cyber-bullying.

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

From TheJournal.ie Babies born even a few weeks early face increased health risks - study Infant Health

Babies born even a few weeks early face increased health risks - study

Researchers say new evidence challenges perceptions about the health prospects for babies born early – and even infants born at what has traditionally been regarded “full term”.

From TheJournal.ie Where is the deadliest place to be a girl? Children

Where is the deadliest place to be a girl?

A UN report on childhood mortality looked at 149 countries and showed that in China and India, a much larger proportion of girls under-five die than boys of the same age.