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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.”

From TheJournal.ie Savita Halappanavar "at the core" of new care standards for bereaved parents Pregnancy Loss

Savita Halappanavar "at the core" of new care standards for bereaved parents

The HSE launched its national standards for bereavement care following pregnancy loss today.

From TheJournal.ie Unbaptised and bottom of the list - frustrated and worried parents speak out Enrolment Policies

Unbaptised and bottom of the list - frustrated and worried parents speak out

‘Baptise your child just to get into a school or don’t baptise but then fear your child may be ostracised from their class group?’

This mam craftily used Pokémon Go to get her son to do some housework

Lies make baby Pikachu cry.

From TheJournal.ie "You feel invisible" - the Irish children suffering from their parents' abuse of alcohol Demon Drink

"You feel invisible" - the Irish children suffering from their parents' abuse of alcohol

A new Oireachtas grouping is targeting the harm done to children by their parents’ alcohol abuse.

14 memories that are too real for anyone who grew up with strict parents

“As long as you’re living under my roof…”

From TheJournal.ie Parents splash out €836 on their child's First Communion, while kids rake in over €500 Big Spenders

Parents splash out €836 on their child's First Communion, while kids rake in over €500

Some children are making more than €800.

From TheJournal.ie The body of the 2-year-old boy dragged underwater by an alligator has been found Disney Resort

The body of the 2-year-old boy dragged underwater by an alligator has been found

The family were on holiday when the incident happened.

From TheJournal.ie New parents to receive extra four weeks of parental leave Baby Time

New parents to receive extra four weeks of parental leave

Two separate schemes are being rolled out.

From TheJournal.ie Young child taken from grandparents and put into foster care because of their age Courts

Young child taken from grandparents and put into foster care because of their age Exclusive

“He is our pride and joy” – couple in their 60s devastated by Tusla decision.

From TheJournal.ie Children whose parents are mentored are less likely to be overweight or have lower IQs Preparing For Life

Children whose parents are mentored are less likely to be overweight or have lower IQs

That’s according to the results of a major early childhood intervention programme that was trialled in north Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie Here's What Happened Today: Monday News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Problems for non-religious parents, Finian McGrath’s smoking comments and the suspension of the Luas sick pay scheme…

From TheJournal.ie There's a ruckus brewing in south Dublin over a mobile phone mast next to a kids' school Radio Waves

There's a ruckus brewing in south Dublin over a mobile phone mast next to a kids' school

Parents say the proposed mast is a ‘risk they’re not willing to take’.

From TheJournal.ie Search to identify Prince's heirs as he died 'without a will' Intestate

Search to identify Prince's heirs as he died 'without a will'

Immediate decisions must be made about his business interests.

From TheJournal.ie Bouncy castle death: "I never thought our beautiful angel would be taken away from us" Summer Grant

Bouncy castle death: "I never thought our beautiful angel would be taken away from us"

Summer Grant’s parents have released a statement about her death.

From TheJournal.ie "I wrote from anger": This hard-hitting Irish book is about tattoos and tragedy Needlework

"I wrote from anger": This hard-hitting Irish book is about tattoos and tragedy

We spoke to the author, Deirdre Sullivan.

From TheJournal.ie Entertaining kids can be tough. Here's how to survive the playcentre Column

Entertaining kids can be tough. Here's how to survive the playcentre

The holidays with the kids can be tough. Claire Micks has some advice about navigating the play centre.

From TheJournal.ie Why are parents entrusting their child’s wellbeing to someone they are paying buttons to? Column

Why are parents entrusting their child’s wellbeing to someone they are paying buttons to?

The issue of au pairs is a direct result of ridiculous childcare costs, writes Donal O’Keeffe.

14 pictures that perfectly sum up parenting

In all its glory.

From TheJournal.ie Introducing the latest internet sensation: a man who throws eggs at/to his mother every day... I Am The Egg Mam

Introducing the latest internet sensation: a man who throws eggs at/to his mother every day...

Lesser women would have ‘cracked’ under the pressure.

This lad throws eggs to his unsuspecting mam every day, and it's weirdly hilarious

Lesser women would have cracked by now. (Sorry.)

16 times little kids told parents exactly where they stand

Sometimes, you have to be cruel to be kind.

From TheJournal.ie 'Needles, doctors and hospitals have been a part of Colleen’s life for as long as she remembers' Opinion

'Needles, doctors and hospitals have been a part of Colleen’s life for as long as she remembers'

Colleen’s mother commends the hospital staff for their work, but says her daughter has been left languishing on waiting lists for years.

From TheJournal.ie 'What's the big deal about Jerry Hall and Rupert Murdoch? There were 22 years between my parents' Opinion

'What's the big deal about Jerry Hall and Rupert Murdoch? There were 22 years between my parents'

The sarcastic comments about their upcoming marriage are petty and childish. Is it so difficult to believe that they might actually be in love and make each other laugh? asks Megan Roantree.

This greeting card for parents-to-be is cruel but hilarious

Back to life, back to reality…

14 wonderful David Bowie memories people share with their mams and dads RIP

14 wonderful David Bowie memories people share with their mams and dads

It’s a cross-generational sadness.

From TheJournal.ie Would you attend parenting classes? All British parents will be offered a course Parenting For Dummies This post contains a poll

Would you attend parenting classes? All British parents will be offered a course

David Cameron is to unveil the plans tomorrow.