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From TheJournal.ie Three-quarters of Irish people don't believe slapping children works Discipline

Three-quarters of Irish people don't believe slapping children works

Two children’s rights groups want the practice outlawed.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Should I intervene if a child is having a tantrum? Toddler

Column: Should I intervene if a child is having a tantrum?

Tantrums are hard. They’re hard on the child and on the parents – but what should you do if you see a stranger’s child having a tantrum? Sinéad Fox gives some tips.

From TheJournal.ie Column: How to care for your relationship once you have a baby Baby Steps

Column: How to care for your relationship once you have a baby

No matter how much preparation you do, the reality of caring for your new baby can overwhelm you. Follow these tips to keep your relationship on track once your bundle of joy arrives, writes Martina Newe.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Yes, I leave work on time – that doesn't mean I don't work hard Working Parents

Column: Yes, I leave work on time – that doesn't mean I don't work hard

Employers need to ensure they’re not discriminating against working parents that are organised enough to leave at 5 o’clock – judge the output, not the hours, writes Andrea Mara.

The characteristics of the Parental Sex Talk

Aside from general embarrassment, of course.

8 amazing Vines to celebrate the app's first birthday

Who knew six seconds could be so magical?

From TheJournal.ie WATCH: How the child of a lesbian couple sums up Ireland's family laws Four Minutes

WATCH: How the child of a lesbian couple sums up Ireland's family laws

Angela O’Connell uses a four-minute speech – and her little boy’s family drawing – to argue for change.

These parental techniques betray the true differences between dogs and cats

Well, are cats really the jerks? Yes, it seems they are.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Five things I swore I'd never do if I had kids... Insight

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

(… and guess how that worked out)

From TheJournal.ie Shared parenting "penalised" as single parents receive 2014 tax credit certs One Parent Family

Shared parenting "penalised" as single parents receive 2014 tax credit certs

Tax credits for single parents are now only available to one parent regardless of custody arrangements.

From TheJournal.ie Parents suffer broken bones in violent attacks by their children Parents

Parents suffer broken bones in violent attacks by their children

Teenage issues and aggression are the most common reasons for calls to a helpline for parents in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Having ‘the’ chat with your children… how to talk about sex and puberty The Talk

Column: Having ‘the’ chat with your children… how to talk about sex and puberty

Parents are often unsure about how much to say to their children about sex – and at what age – but a little preparation goes a long way, writes Martina Newe.

Parents adorably recreate movie scenes using their baby and some cardboard

Babies. What are they for, if not our amusement?

From TheJournal.ie Irish boy contracts potentially fatal tetanus infection Get Immunised

Irish boy contracts potentially fatal tetanus infection

The HSE are stressing the importance of vaccination against tetanus which causes death in between 10-25 per cent of cases.

Artist colours in his children's drawings with magical results

This is true collaboration.

From TheJournal.ie Growing up in Ireland: How stress and depression can impact on parenting Parenting

Growing up in Ireland: How stress and depression can impact on parenting

The latest report from the Growing Up in Ireland study has examined the role of parenting on infant development.

14 families who have totally nailed dressing up for Halloween

What, your family doesn’t dress up in immaculately made themed costumes?

Adorable dad freaks out over son's good maths grade

Now that’s parenting!

The all-time scariest things your parents said to you as a kid

Quivering in our little boots, we were.

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.

From TheJournal.ie Parents to receive anti-bullying training under new scheme Bullying

Parents to receive anti-bullying training under new scheme

Up to 70 anti-bullying classes will be run by the National Parents Councils after €40,000 in funding was made available by the Department of Education.

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

Great things come in small packages.

The Guide To Recreating Your Childhood Photos

Illustrated by some fantastic recreated childhood photos, appropriately enough.

From TheJournal.ie Column: We should ban smacking – but we also need to help parents to do their job Opinion

Column: We should ban smacking – but we also need to help parents to do their job

Children’s charities want introduce legislation to ban smacking. That’s great – but it also needs to ensure parents get the balance right between positive parenting and discipline, writes Martina Newe.

9 frustrating phrases every Irish parent uses

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

Little girl loses it when she sees dad on Skype

She’s 20 months old, and she’s adorable.

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

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

This is how you trick a kid into eating vegetables Now That's Parenting This post contains videos

This is how you trick a kid into eating vegetables

It’s evil genius at its very best.

11 kids who may need a hand cleaning up

Grab a dust pan and brush. Things are about to get messy.

Now that's what you call creative discipline!

There’s more than one way to teach a kid a lesson.

From TheJournal.ie Qualifications in centre-based childcare 'relatively low' Under-qualified

Qualifications in centre-based childcare 'relatively low'

An ESRI survey showed that 60% of children at nine months are still cared for by parents.

From TheJournal.ie Diary of a First Time Dad: Joy, queasiness, and getting through an Irish wedding unrumbled Opinion

Diary of a First Time Dad: Joy, queasiness, and getting through an Irish wedding unrumbled

My wife and I talked abstractly about having children one day – but our baby obviously had plans of its own. Now, we’re handling the joy and challenges of pregnancy and impending parenthood, writes Patrick McCarry.

Haircut or abuse of parental power? You decide

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

Keep an eye on your kids or face dire, dire consequences...

…as these signs demonstrate.

9 empty threats our parents used to love

Just you WAIT until your Dad hears about this.

From TheJournal.ie Column:  Fathers, appreciate time with your kids before they grow up Opinion

Column: Fathers, appreciate time with your kids before they grow up

Parenting isn’t always easy but don’t forget to savour the time you have with your children when you have the chance, writes Adrian Millar.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Being a stay-at-home father was challenging until I found my inner strength Opinion

Column: Being a stay-at-home father was challenging until I found my inner strength

Fathers who choose to be the primary care-givers come up against some challenging attitudes – but once they begin to believe in themselves as parents, they can really appreciate the rewards of bringing up children, writes Adrian Millar.

13 things people with babies do

13 things people with babies do

You! Holding the child! We’re talking to you!

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.’