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From TheJournal.ie Column: Top tips for parents to avoid a holiday from hell this summer Column

Column: Top tips for parents to avoid a holiday from hell this summer

They may be the apple of your eye but a break from the little darlings might just be the best part of your holiday, writes Shane Dunphy.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Claims culture is out of control - as play centres close due to being sued for kids falling Opinion

Opinion: Claims culture is out of control - as play centres close due to being sued for kids falling

Kids fall, that is what they do, it can happen anywhere. If they fall at Granny’s – do we sue the pants off Granny?

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: How to deal with your child's fear of the monsters under the bed Opinion

Opinion: How to deal with your child's fear of the monsters under the bed

Philippa Perry writes about how not to shut children down, which might only encourage them not to talk to you about big and small things.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: You might need to simplify your child's lunch so they actually eat it Opinion

Opinion: You might need to simplify your child's lunch so they actually eat it

A white bread sandwich in the belly is better than a vegan curry in the bin, writes Mary McCarthy.

From TheJournal.ie 'Helicopter parents: If you let your child fall down they might just learn to get back up again' Column

'Helicopter parents: If you let your child fall down they might just learn to get back up again'

21st-century parenting is the reason that many young people today have remarkably poor coping skills, writes Shane Dunphy.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: If you are planning on passing off your unwanted junk food as presents - stop! Opinion

Opinion: If you are planning on passing off your unwanted junk food as presents - stop!

With the majority of Irish adults overweight and children’s tooth decay on the rise, its time to think about the real cost giving sugary gifts, writes Mary McCarthy.

From TheJournal.ie Cry for help as new group says services for children of alcoholics are 'non-existent' Mental Health Service

Cry for help as new group says services for children of alcoholics are 'non-existent'

Children experiencing a parent’s misuse of alcohol can often be dismissed as acting out.

From TheJournal.ie Same-sex couples will be able to use ‘parent’ on birth certificates under new law Parenting

Same-sex couples will be able to use ‘parent’ on birth certificates under new law

The changes will resolve a number of difficulties in the registration of donor assisted births.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Top five parenting tips to surviving Christmas Column

Opinion: Top five parenting tips to surviving Christmas

Striving for a picture perfect Christmas will bring certain disappointment, as a parent aiming for survival is much more realistic, writes Shane Dunphy.

From TheJournal.ie Too loud, too bright, too fast, too tight: Christmas can be a nightmare of anxiety for children with autism Opinion

Too loud, too bright, too fast, too tight: Christmas can be a nightmare of anxiety for children with autism

The wish for all families is that they have their perfect Christmas but that may mean adjusting expectations to find what works in a family with autism, writes Tara Matthews.

From TheJournal.ie Expert tips for parents who discover that their teenager drinks alcohol Opinion

Expert tips for parents who discover that their teenager drinks alcohol

Teenagers will always push the boundaries, here is what you should do if you find out your teen is drinking over the holiday period, writes Dr Gerry McCarney.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: The Supermum myth needs to be exposed Opinion

Opinion: The Supermum myth needs to be exposed

I can’t and won’t hide the fact that I find being Mum really tough, writes Geraldine Walsh

From TheJournal.ie Robot babysitters and poop-predicting nappies: Here's the future of being a good parent Future Focus

Robot babysitters and poop-predicting nappies: Here's the future of being a good parent

Sadly you’ll still have to do the actual nappy-changing yourself.

From TheJournal.ie 'When a sick baby with partial facial paralysis smiles, it’s golden. Especially if it’s my baby' Rob Delaney

'When a sick baby with partial facial paralysis smiles, it’s golden. Especially if it’s my baby'

Actor Rob Delaney has written a powerful essay about the death of his two-year-old son.

From TheJournal.ie 'I won’t ever be able to understand exactly how the HPV vaccine works. So as a parent I have to trust the experts' Opinion

'I won’t ever be able to understand exactly how the HPV vaccine works. So as a parent I have to trust the experts'

The desire to protect and care for your child is indescribable, writes Eric Nolan. And that means doing your best to keep them safe.

From TheJournal.ie Aptamil says there are 'no safety issues' with milk formula after claims it made babies sick Consumer Affairs

Aptamil says there are 'no safety issues' with milk formula after claims it made babies sick

French food group Danone, who manufacture the product, launched an investigation this month following hundreds of complaints from parents.

From TheJournal.ie When the baby blues don't go away: How I recognised the signs of post-natal depression PND

When the baby blues don't go away: How I recognised the signs of post-natal depression

Sheena McGinley on the overwhelming experience of new parenthood – and the moment she realised that she needed help.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's physically and mentally exhausting. I can't be off guard': The life of a single parent carer National Carers Week

'It's physically and mentally exhausting. I can't be off guard': The life of a single parent carer

Next week is National Carers Week, highlighting the experiences of thousands of family carers across Ireland that look their loved ones.

From TheJournal.ie Column: 'Don’t judge a commuting parent. Smile at that noisy toddler' Parenting

Column: 'Don’t judge a commuting parent. Smile at that noisy toddler'

I sound begrudging but the harsh looks and disapproving glances made me angry, writes Geraldine Walsh.

From TheJournal.ie 'I dread registering my child because I can't put his other parent on the birth certificate' Birth Certificate

'I dread registering my child because I can't put his other parent on the birth certificate'

It breaks my heart that a member of our little family is being left out of the first document our son has to declare his status as an Irish citizen, writes Sarah Stone McDevitt.

From TheJournal.ie 'People don't realise how dangerous it is for kids': Students develop alarm to stop hot car deaths Parenting

'People don't realise how dangerous it is for kids': Students develop alarm to stop hot car deaths

It alerts a child’s parents if they are left in a car.

From TheJournal.ie Danish mother says she's still stung by 1997 arrest for leaving baby outside New York restaurant Parenting

Danish mother says she's still stung by 1997 arrest for leaving baby outside New York restaurant

The incident sparked an international debate about parenting styles.

From TheJournal.ie 8 modern parenting worries my own mum never had to deal with Figuring It Out

8 modern parenting worries my own mum never had to deal with

My parents didn’t care about superfoods or screen time, writes Chrissie Russell.

From TheJournal.ie Don't make children hug relatives, US Girl Scouts warns parents ahead of Thanksgiving Boundaries

Don't make children hug relatives, US Girl Scouts warns parents ahead of Thanksgiving

“We know that some adults prey on children, and teaching your daughter about consent early on can help her understand her rights.”

From TheJournal.ie I'm having a second child. What's the best way to tell my first? This Town Ain't Big Enough

I'm having a second child. What's the best way to tell my first?

Chrissie Russell has a baby on the way and a curious three-year-old. So she asked for some expert advice.

From TheJournal.ie The average age for a mother to give birth in Ireland is 32.5 years old The Irish Family

The average age for a mother to give birth in Ireland is 32.5 years old

The number of teenage mothers has fallen by 50% between 2005 and 2015.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'An active child does not necessarily mean a fit child' PE

Opinion: 'An active child does not necessarily mean a fit child'

Unhealthy children are one of the biggest risks to a nation’s health, writes Professor Craig Williams.

From TheJournal.ie 10 devastatingly effective white lies I've used on my kids Little White Lies

10 devastatingly effective white lies I've used on my kids

Well, MOSTLY devastatingly effective.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Would you be a stay-at-home parent if money was no object? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you be a stay-at-home parent if money was no object?

If money were no issue, would you prefer to spend all your time with your child?

From TheJournal.ie This is why I'm against... homework Parenting

This is why I'm against... homework

We are all busier these days. Quality time is at a premium. Let’s get rid of the homework and build in more family activity time, writes Eric Nolan.

From TheJournal.ie 5 never-ending arguments every couple with kids has had He Said She Said

5 never-ending arguments every couple with kids has had

There’s no winner in the endless ‘who is more tired’ row, laments Ciara McDonnell.

From TheJournal.ie Good news for families: Over 5,000 extra childcare places to be created Parenting

Good news for families: Over 5,000 extra childcare places to be created

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said he hopes to expand the subsidy scheme to more families in the future.

From TheJournal.ie The minefield of free childcare: The Grandparents Creche is great, but how do you pay the bill? Childcare

The minefield of free childcare: The Grandparents Creche is great, but how do you pay the bill?

Family childcare comes at a price that can be difficult to define, writes Chrissie Russell.

From TheJournal.ie Five times more children sign up to childcare schemes aimed at less well-off families Helping Hand

Five times more children sign up to childcare schemes aimed at less well-off families

The highest sign-up rate for childcare services was in Roscommon, Donegal, Sligo, Kerry, Galway, Carlow and Leitrim.

From TheJournal.ie Here's why I refuse to lie about parenting (even on Instagram) Real Talk

Here's why I refuse to lie about parenting (even on Instagram)

I *could* pretend that my family life is perfect and put it on social media, writes Ciara McDonnell. But I’d be lying.

From TheJournal.ie Mums and dads, we want you: Join TheJournal.ie's Parents Panel Parents Panel

Mums and dads, we want you: Join TheJournal.ie's Parents Panel

Share your experiences with us and earn some seriously sweet rewards in return.

From TheJournal.ie Planning childcare for the autumn? You may qualify for these subsidies Parenting

Planning childcare for the autumn? You may qualify for these subsidies

A new universal subsidy comes into force from September.

From TheJournal.ie HSE ordered to pay paramedic €52,000 after discrimination over care of daughter who has Down Syndrome Discrimination

HSE ordered to pay paramedic €52,000 after discrimination over care of daughter who has Down Syndrome

The WRC has ordered the HSE to pay the €52,000 in compensation to the man and provide him with a stable rostered position.

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