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From TheJournal.ie ‘The sudden death of my daughter changed my life forever' Opinion

‘The sudden death of my daughter changed my life forever'

When Valerie O’Riordan was told her daughter had died, she dropped to the ground.

From TheJournal.ie 'I've been punched, kicked, scratched - if I stay I'll be killed': Stories of Ireland's abused men Help

'I've been punched, kicked, scratched - if I stay I'll be killed': Stories of Ireland's abused men

More than 2,000 men each year contact a service for male victims of domestic abuse in Ireland.

This little boy interrupted his parents' wedding to tell them he needed a poo

When you gotta go, you gotta go.

13 things Irish dads are guilty of doing

But still, we love them.

This woman is documenting the realities of parenthood with hilarious comics

When nipping out to the shops alone is like a trip to the spa…

10 things that always happen when you go Down Home

There better be a roast on.

From TheJournal.ie 'Some parents sadly believe that no one is good enough for their darling daughter or son' Opinion

'Some parents sadly believe that no one is good enough for their darling daughter or son'

It’s natural to want your kids to choose wisely and above all that they be happy and treated well. However, it’s also important for parents to stand back and let their children make their own choices, Bernadette Ryan.

From TheJournal.ie State to pay €60,000 settlement to Roma child who was taken from his parents Courts

State to pay €60,000 settlement to Roma child who was taken from his parents

The young boy’s mother and father were suspected of not being his parents when he was first taken from their care.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should the government ban parents from smacking their children? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the government ban parents from smacking their children?

Minister James Reilly is seeking a ban – do you agree with him?

From TheJournal.ie 'I'm sorry, there's no heartbeat': I thought it was my fault we lost our babies Opinion

'I'm sorry, there's no heartbeat': I thought it was my fault we lost our babies

Losing a baby through miscarriage, especially in your first trimester, is a very peculiar and isolated kind of grief. All I wanted was for people to acknowledge our loss and say ‘I am sorry ’.

From TheJournal.ie Here's how to get your children feeling good about maths Opinion

Here's how to get your children feeling good about maths

‘I was never any good at maths’ attitude towards the subject needs to change, writes Sheila Donegan, who says maths is an important part of life.

From TheJournal.ie We were better parents before smartphones Opinion

We were better parents before smartphones

There’s something slightly tragic about the sight of a two -year-old tugging at his mother’s trouser leg as she scrolls or the kid who is perilously close to falling off the high bars as Dad checks the latest score, writes Claire Micks.

From TheJournal.ie 'You're an adult and your parents are fighting, but it's not your job to fix their relationship' Opinion

'You're an adult and your parents are fighting, but it's not your job to fix their relationship'

Regardless of your age, if your parents aren’t getting on or are separating, it’s not easy. It is often assumed that adult children can take it on the chin, but it is not that straight forward, writes Bernadette Ryan.

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

But there’s just one problem…

From TheJournal.ie Find yourself saying ridiculous things to children? This Dad made a book about it Parenthood This post contains images

Find yourself saying ridiculous things to children? This Dad made a book about it

‘We do not poop in books’ and other words of wisdom.

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.”

From TheJournal.ie Family pay tribute to "lovable and popular" Millen (15) after his sudden death Wicklow
From TheJournal.ie School told it must enrol boy (6) it deems "an unacceptable risk" to other students Courts

School told it must enrol boy (6) it deems "an unacceptable risk" to other students

A school has asked to overturn a direction that compels it to enrol him.

From TheJournal.ie 'My four year old is ready to start school, but am I?' Opinion

'My four year old is ready to start school, but am I?'

Claire Micks writes about her memories of her first days of school and how she now feels about her daughter starting ‘Big School’.

From TheJournal.ie They grow up so fast: It's the first day of school for Ireland’s infants Big School This post contains images
From TheJournal.ie Contoversy in Australia over new film about kids with gay parents Gayby Baby

Contoversy in Australia over new film about kids with gay parents

“During school hours we expect them to be doing maths and English and curriculum matters.”

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!”

From TheJournal.ie Hilarious Cork animation about Irish parents to be screened at US festivals Martin's Life

9 realities that will bring people with toddlers to their knees

“Silence is golden, unless you have a toddler. Then it’s suspicious”.

From TheJournal.ie 'Fussy eater' kids more likely to have mental health issues Bleugh

'Fussy eater' kids more likely to have mental health issues

This is the case with children who display severe or moderate selected eating.

From TheJournal.ie New parent struggling to keep your relationship alive? Don't worry, you're not the only one Column

New parent struggling to keep your relationship alive? Don't worry, you're not the only one

Having a baby is a stressful experience that challenges even the best of relationships. When it comes to staying connected, small loving gestures mean everything.

From TheJournal.ie Here is what the government outline of childcare could mean for you Parents

Here is what the government outline of childcare could mean for you

Recommendations include extending the Early Child Care Education scheme and capping childcare fees.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should schools be forced to allow generic uniforms? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should schools be forced to allow generic uniforms?

Many schools across the country only allow specialised uniforms from one particular shop. Should this be allowed?

People are sharing the lies they constantly tell their parents

There won’t be any alcohol there.

From TheJournal.ie Eimear Walsh funeral hears of kind-hearted, generous and fun-loving young woman Berkeley

Eimear Walsh funeral hears of kind-hearted, generous and fun-loving young woman

Hundreds of people gathered to celebrate the life of the 21-year-old woman in Foxrock today.

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 The website for under-sixes free GP care is down, but it is still possible to register Work Around

The website for under-sixes free GP care is down, but it is still possible to register

The service has been experiencing a large volume of traffic this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Karen Buckley's parents: 'We're still in shock, it sometimes feels like all of this isn’t real' Support

Karen Buckley's parents: 'We're still in shock, it sometimes feels like all of this isn’t real'

Karen Buckley’s parents have expressed thanks for the support they received over recent weeks.

From TheJournal.ie How much do you value the people who take care of your children? Opinion

How much do you value the people who take care of your children?

Marian Quinn, Chairperson of the Association of Childhood Professionals explains why thousands of childhood professionals are taking to the streets across the country this weekend.

From TheJournal.ie European court rules French doctors can turn off Vincent Lambert's life support Right To Die

European court rules French doctors can turn off Vincent Lambert's life support

The man’s parents had been fighting to keep him on life support though his wife had said he would not want to be kept alive.

From TheJournal.ie 3 Midweek Longreads: Can this controversial child experiment end racism? Bookmark Or Get Stuck In

3 Midweek Longreads: Can this controversial child experiment end racism?

Longreads to savour or save.

From TheJournal.ie Want to start a childcare business with a difference? This man knows how Making A Difference

Want to start a childcare business with a difference? This man knows how

Ciaran Flynn’s Childpaths sprung from his experience as a parent. There’s plenty of room for original ideas in Ireland’s childcare industry…

From TheJournal.ie 'A country girl – big hopes, big plans': Karen Buckley is laid to rest in Cork RIP

'A country girl – big hopes, big plans': Karen Buckley is laid to rest in Cork

Karen’s three brothers presented symbols of their sister to the alter to represent her life.

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.