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From TheJournal.ie Parents to get an extra two weeks' paid parental leave from next year Budget 2019

Parents to get an extra two weeks' paid parental leave from next year

The measure will be introduced from November 2019.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: In the digital era, how do you raise your child to be a reader? Opinion

Opinion: In the digital era, how do you raise your child to be a reader?

Bookseller Lorraine Levis advises parents on how to raise a book-loving child in a screen-loving era.

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 'I kept on collapsing when I knew something was wrong': Jastine Valdez's parents on daughter's murder Jastine Valdez

'I kept on collapsing when I knew something was wrong': Jastine Valdez's parents on daughter's murder

Jastine was abducted and murdered by Mark Hennessy in May of this year.

From TheJournal.ie Government providing €49.5 million for school clothing scheme, up €2.1 million on last year Social Protection

Government providing €49.5 million for school clothing scheme, up €2.1 million on last year

It is paid at a rate of €125 for children aged 4-11 and €250 for children aged 12 years and over.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Were your parents the biggest influence on your career choice? Education This post contains a poll

Poll: Were your parents the biggest influence on your career choice?

Parents may not be fully aware of the vast range of science and technology careers available, Dr Des Fitzgerald said.

From TheJournal.ie People asked to host coffee mornings to help make hospitals more fun places for sick kids Every Little Helps

People asked to host coffee mornings to help make hospitals more fun places for sick kids

Volunteers spend time with sick children in hospital, doing crafts, reading to them or playing games with them.

From TheJournal.ie What to do if your daughter didn't get the HPV vaccine before, but wants it now Cervical Cancer

What to do if your daughter didn't get the HPV vaccine before, but wants it now

Since September 2016 the uptake rate for the vaccine has increased from 51% to 62%.

From TheJournal.ie Doctors warn parents after boy burned due to spark from aerosol soap can Parents

Doctors warn parents after boy burned due to spark from aerosol soap can

The doctors said that face paint the boy was wearing might have been oil-based, which would have reacted with the spark.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar says children need to be protected from predators online Smartphones

Varadkar says children need to be protected from predators online

The digital age of consent in Ireland is 13.

People are sharing the weirdest things their parents banned from them as kids, and it's gas

“My mom wouldn’t let me watch the birth scene in the Spice Girls movie.”

From TheJournal.ie Proposals to give parents a tax credit for directly employing childminders in their own home Budget 2019

Proposals to give parents a tax credit for directly employing childminders in their own home

Many people currently pay cash to their childminder, but this new measure would ensure these minders receive the benefits of any employee.

From TheJournal.ie 'They were hell on earth': Global efforts to get kids out of orphanages are paying off Home

'They were hell on earth': Global efforts to get kids out of orphanages are paying off

The number of children in Romania’s orphanages has plummeted from more than 100,000 in the 80s to about 7,000.

From TheJournal.ie More than 27,000 fathers have taken paternity leave so far Newborns

More than 27,000 fathers have taken paternity leave so far

“We have to take a wider societal view and not think of rearing children as something best done in one’s spare time, preferably by women,” Deirdre Clune said.

From TheJournal.ie Emotional damage to homeless children should be examined by Children's Ombudsman Homelessness

Emotional damage to homeless children should be examined by Children's Ombudsman

New figures show there were 2,423 children in emergency accommodation in the Dublin at the end of July.

From TheJournal.ie It's my son's third birthday - here's why I'm refusing to give into 'party pressure' Hip Hip Hurray

It's my son's third birthday - here's why I'm refusing to give into 'party pressure'

All he wants is a cake but I know other parents will expect more, writes Chrissie Russell.

From TheJournal.ie Childcare payments may differ from county to county after creche fee audit Childcare

Childcare payments may differ from county to county after creche fee audit

The review will take 10 months to complete and will inform Minister Katherine Zappone’s future budget decisions.

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 Warning for Irish parents over Snapchat update that shows users' exact locations Child Safety

Warning for Irish parents over Snapchat update that shows users' exact locations

Snapchat has introduced a map feature that allows users to track other people’s location.

From TheJournal.ie 'When did it become the norm to say 'I'll go out with you if you send me a naked pic'?' Child Safety

'When did it become the norm to say 'I'll go out with you if you send me a naked pic'?'

Children and technology expert Andy Phippen gives his advice to parents on the issue of sexting.

From TheJournal.ie Child remains in care after parents refuse to answer phone or turn up to court hearing Family Court

Child remains in care after parents refuse to answer phone or turn up to court hearing

The family court heard that the family had living arrangements “unsuitable for a young child”.

At what age are you 'too old' to get an Easter egg off your parents? Egg On Your Face This post contains a poll

At what age are you 'too old' to get an Easter egg off your parents?

The burning question of the day.

From TheJournal.ie More parents are using children to shoplift for them, according to retailers Added Pressure

More parents are using children to shoplift for them, according to retailers

According to Retail Excellence, all kinds of shops – from electronics to garden centres – are reporting higher rates of children shoplifting.

From TheJournal.ie 7,000 fathers have taken paid paternity leave since it was introduced Newborns

7,000 fathers have taken paid paternity leave since it was introduced

The initiative allows fathers to take two weeks off work to help care for their babies, if they have enough PRSI contributions.

From The42 'He likes his dad to collect him from the airport' - WWE's heartwarming tribute to Ireland's Finn Balor Background This post contains videos

'He likes his dad to collect him from the airport' - WWE's heartwarming tribute to Ireland's Finn Balor

The 35-year-old Wicklow native, whose real name is Fergal Devitt, has forged a successful career in wrestling.

From TheJournal.ie Prisoner parenting course aims to prevent mothers and fathers from reoffending Family Supports

Prisoner parenting course aims to prevent mothers and fathers from reoffending

Evidence shows that fathers who have positive relationships with their children are six times less likely to reoffend.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar says lone parents can earn more under measure that kicks in today Social Welfare

Varadkar says lone parents can earn more under measure that kicks in today

Changes have been made to the One-Parent Family Payment and the Jobseeker’s Transitional Payment.

From TheJournal.ie 'If we had simply accepted that ageist foster parents rule, it would still be with us' Foster Care

'If we had simply accepted that ageist foster parents rule, it would still be with us'

In May, TheJournal.ie exclusively reported about the case where grandparents were told they were too old to be the foster carers of their grandchild.

From TheJournal.ie 'If he has a major seizure in the night, we need to know the car will start' Mobility Grant

'If he has a major seizure in the night, we need to know the car will start'

The mother of a boy with severe cerebral palsy will meet with the Minister for Disability Issues today.

From TheJournal.ie Children do better when minded by relatives and childminders rather than full-time parents, says ESRI Childcare

Children do better when minded by relatives and childminders rather than full-time parents, says ESRI

The study looked at 9,000 children under the age of 5 in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's not the State's problem, it's the family's': Care system to adopt tough love approach Responsibility

'It's not the State's problem, it's the family's': Care system to adopt tough love approach

The chief executive of Tusla said the agency wants families to share more power and responsibility, and to “own their problems”.

From TheJournal.ie Mother jailed after failing to protect son (6) from "extreme sexual violence" of father Courts

Mother jailed after failing to protect son (6) from "extreme sexual violence" of father

The boy’s father was jailed for 14 years last week for raping the child.

From TheJournal.ie Are you a parent? Here's what Budget 2017 will do for you You Raise Them Up

Are you a parent? Here's what Budget 2017 will do for you

Subsidised childcare, increased benefits for single parents and tax cuts will all benefit families.

From TheJournal.ie Children who own mobile phones are doing worse in maths and reading

Children who own mobile phones are doing worse in maths and reading

A national study has found that children who spend more time online and watching TV are scoring worse.

Parents are sharing the grim, grim breakfasts they eat every day, inspired by this comedian

“I had some yogurt I licked off my fingers after cleaning my son up.”

13 things only people who lived at home in college will understand

So many “When will you be home?” texts. So many.

A mam wrote her husband this unsparing letter before leaving him with the kids for the weekend

“Dearest husband, I wanted to go over a few things with you before you embark on this weekend alone.”

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