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#Parenting

Parents are losing the rag over this book's cheeky name

But there’s just one problem…

A Dad made a book out of all the ludicrous things he says to his toddlers

“He’s your brother, not a pull toy.”

All new parents will relate to the hilarious sign on this Mam's front door

“Only knock on this door if you’re Gary Barlow.”

This dad's sweet reaction to his son buying an Ariel doll is going viral

“How do you think a dad feels when his son wants to get this? YEAH!”

Parents are posting pictures of their kids' 'poo faces' online, and it's hilariously gross

If you’re happy in your nappy clap your hands…

A woman shut a toddler in a washing machine for a 'laugh' and no one was impressed Bad Move This post contains a poll

A woman shut a toddler in a washing machine for a 'laugh' and no one was impressed

Courtney Stewart said the toddler, who has Down’s syndrome, “loves the washing machine”.

16 tweets that perfectly sum up being a parent

It’s the little struggles.

From TheJournal.ie Don't push your children into careers they're not suited for – it can backfire Opinion

Don't push your children into careers they're not suited for – it can backfire

It can be hard to do, but sometimes we should back off and let young people make their own decisions.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Is it okay to smoke around your children? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is it okay to smoke around your children?

Yes, no or sometimes?

From TheJournal.ie Rich New York mums are getting 'wife bonuses' from their banker husbands Nice Little Earner

Rich New York mums are getting 'wife bonuses' from their banker husbands

And the payments are performance-related, apparently.

From TheJournal.ie 'We thought we could set up an online shop, work from home and make a fortune' Sister Act

'We thought we could set up an online shop, work from home and make a fortune'

One of the sisters behind Clevamama tells us about building an award-winning export business.

From TheJournal.ie Five presents you should never buy other people’s kids Opinion

Five presents you should never buy other people’s kids

All ye generous friends and family out there, please remember – a present is for life, not just for the first five minutes.

From TheJournal.ie Are your little ones fussy eaters? Here's how to make dinnertime feel less like a raging battle Eat Up

Are your little ones fussy eaters? Here's how to make dinnertime feel less like a raging battle

Child and adolescent psychotherapist Colman Noctor gave us some top tips for parents.

From TheJournal.ie Attention parents: We'll have an expert in for a LIVE Q&A to answer your questions Think Of The Children

Attention parents: We'll have an expert in for a LIVE Q&A to answer your questions

Are you having problems with your little ones? Ask the expert…

What Kind Of Parent Will You Be?

Are you ready?

From TheJournal.ie Want to help your kids survive in today's world? Teach them to cop on Get It Together

Want to help your kids survive in today's world? Teach them to cop on

The fake Internet world our children are growing up in is making them more vulnerable in the real world – but you can help.

From TheJournal.ie The pressure to breastfeed can be overwhelming and failure can be crippling Opinion

The pressure to breastfeed can be overwhelming and failure can be crippling

Many women are simply unable to breastfeed – and they shouldn’t be made to feel like failures for it.

From TheJournal.ie 'The telly is the most effective, reliable and cheap form of babysitter known to man' Tune Out

'The telly is the most effective, reliable and cheap form of babysitter known to man'

Telly is powerful stuff – for both parent and child.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Good riddance to Black January – it hasn't been kind to us parents Sick And Tired

Opinion: Good riddance to Black January – it hasn't been kind to us parents

I have lines on my face that weren’t there in 2014. A month of rolling childhood illnesses will do that to you.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Is it ever okay to smack your children? Corporal Punishment This post contains a poll

Poll: Is it ever okay to smack your children?

The Pope says it is, sometimes.

From TheJournal.ie Reflections on two years of fatherhood: I never thought I could love so much (or be so tired) Parenting

Reflections on two years of fatherhood: I never thought I could love so much (or be so tired)

I used to think that male friends who openly expressed their love for their young children were going soft, I now find myself feeling the same way.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Postnatal depression filled me with an all-consuming, terrifying and explosive rage Postnatal Depression

Opinion: Postnatal depression filled me with an all-consuming, terrifying and explosive rage

When you think of ‘depression’, feelings of sadness and anxiety might come to mind – but anger is powerful (often overlooked) emotion.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'My daughter is happy. My daughter has two homes.' Co-parenting

Opinion: 'My daughter is happy. My daughter has two homes.'

Co-parenting after the breakdown of a relationship can be difficult – but, with a little humility and cooperation, you can do the best for your child.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: On motherhood, postnatal depression, and being kind to yourself Opinion

Opinion: On motherhood, postnatal depression, and being kind to yourself

Looking back, there is so much I wish I’d known. Yes, we were told life would never be the same again, but that doesn’t even begin to cover it.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Survival strategies for parents to get through long dark winter weekends Activities For Kids

Opinion: Survival strategies for parents to get through long dark winter weekends

On overcast, rainy weekends, it can be tough to keep them occupied.

This warning letter from Santa to a naughty kid is genius parenting

Santa isn’t taking any crap this year.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Stay-at-home fathers are still seen as a 'novelty' but perceptions are slowly changing Parenting

Opinion: Stay-at-home fathers are still seen as a 'novelty' but perceptions are slowly changing

In the future we will no longer think in terms of stay-at-home ‘mothers’ or ‘fathers’, and instead just refer to stay-at-home parents.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Christmas – the season of sugar-laced tantrums, queues, and unreasonable demands Ho Ho No

Opinion: Christmas – the season of sugar-laced tantrums, queues, and unreasonable demands

One disastrous shopping attempt and an aborted visit to see the Christmas tree lights are all you need to find what’s really important in the run-up to Christmas…

From TheJournal.ie This cinema is giving parents earplugs for a Frozen sing-along Please Make It Stop
From TheJournal.ie Opinion: The unwritten rule that helps stressed parents through the tough days Mothership

Opinion: The unwritten rule that helps stressed parents through the tough days

There’s a casual solidarity between parents of young children that can lift you up on the lonely days.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Detachment parenting – deliver, bond, and then deposit in creche BYE BYE BABY

Opinion: Detachment parenting – deliver, bond, and then deposit in creche

Many parents have no choice but to return to work when their babies are still very young – and the process is a bit brutal on all concerned.

From TheJournal.ie Separated father with joint custody wrongly granted single person rent allowance Family Circumstances

Separated father with joint custody wrongly granted single person rent allowance

The High Court ruled that the decision must be reviewed.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Irish family life has changed dramatically in just one generation Parenting

Opinion: Irish family life has changed dramatically in just one generation

Domestic life is more diverse than ever – but strong relationships, love and support within families are more important than their structure.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Is it worse for your child to bite, or be bitten? Toddlers

Opinion: Is it worse for your child to bite, or be bitten?

It now seems ‘the first bite’ has been added to the long list of modern-day childhood milestones.

Mum chronicles her 4-year-old daughter's 'innocent' insults

“You have so many hairs on your face. Is that a moustache or a beard?”

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.