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#childhood

# childhood - Wednesday 4 July, 2018

'Childhood is short and we are robbing it from thousands of children'

Accepting, without ambition to change, the numbers now living in emergency accommodation is fatal to tackling the problem, writes Cliodhna O’Neill of the ISPCC.

# childhood - Tuesday 1 May, 2018

'I've had asthma attacks at school, on holidays, even my debs - I've just had to learn to live with it'

Asthma kills one person every week in Ireland but Cat Kennedy hasn’t let the condition slow her down.

# childhood - Saturday 4 November, 2017

From The Daily Edge 17 struggles you'll only know if you grew up sharing a room with your sibling Privacy Please

# childhood - Tuesday 28 February, 2017

More Irish children are surviving cancer thanks to medical breakthroughs

There have been “major reductions” in the number of children passing away from the disease.

# childhood - Saturday 21 January, 2017

From The Daily Edge 14 things that are probably still hanging around in your childhood bedroom Back Home

# childhood - Friday 11 November, 2016

From The Daily Edge 13 things that will only make sense if you grew up with asthma Just Breathe

13 things that will only make sense if you grew up with asthma

It ain’t easy being wheezy.

# childhood - Sunday 25 September, 2016

'He doesn't really know life without pain': Mother speaks of son's battle with juvenile arthritis

Linda O’Dwyer had to wait 18 months to get a diagnosis for her son Tommy – and that was after she went private.

# childhood - Tuesday 13 September, 2016

From The Daily Edge 13 memories everyone who grew up loving Roald Dahl books will remember Roalddahlday

# childhood - Sunday 10 July, 2016

From The Daily Edge 6 reasons sugar sandwiches were the most indulgent Irish childhood treat Sugar Do Do Do Do

# childhood - Saturday 2 July, 2016

From The Daily Edge 14 memories that are too real for anyone who grew up with strict parents Curfew

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

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

# childhood - Thursday 30 June, 2016

From The Daily Edge A lad from Mayo found his childhood diary dedicated to Spongebob, and it's brilliant Are Ya Ready Kids

A lad from Mayo found his childhood diary dedicated to Spongebob, and it's brilliant

“I wish I was yellow like you and have holes in my body like you.”

# childhood - Sunday 26 June, 2016

From The Daily Edge 13 things you'll know if you grew up as an only child Party For One

13 things you'll know if you grew up as an only child

“You’re an only child? That explains a lot.” OH DOES IT?

# childhood - Tuesday 10 May, 2016

From The Daily Edge People are sending lovely well-wishes to one of the original Ladybird illustrators Ladybird

People are sending lovely well-wishes to one of the original Ladybird illustrators

Get well messages are flooding in for Martin Aitchison.

# childhood - Sunday 28 February, 2016

From The Daily Edge 22 images that will hit you right in the Irish childhood Nostalgia Warning

# childhood - Wednesday 29 July, 2015

8-year-old who lost his limbs to infection gets a double hand transplant

Zion Harvey told doctors that he wanted to swing on monkey bars.

# childhood - Tuesday 28 July, 2015

From The Daily Edge 11 things every Irish girl had in her bedroom growing up Home Sweet Home

# childhood - Wednesday 15 July, 2015

From The Daily Edge The #GrowingUpIrish hashtag expertly captured everyone’s childhood Caravan Holidays

The #GrowingUpIrish hashtag expertly captured everyone’s childhood

Too much nostalgia to handle.

# childhood - Sunday 28 June, 2015

Poll: Should childhood vaccines be mandatory? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Should childhood vaccines be mandatory?

California is the latest state in the US to move towards making it mandatory.

# childhood - Saturday 27 June, 2015

Dublin’s doll hospital and teddy bear clinic closes today

Melissa and Chris Nolan have been repairing dolls and teddies for over 30 years.

# childhood - Thursday 25 June, 2015

We need to recognise that emotional wellbeing is linked to early childhood experiences

The new Suicide Prevention Strategy launched this week misses one essential point: preventing suicide begins in infancy.

# childhood - Monday 15 June, 2015

'Government thinks it's perfectly acceptable for childcare workers to have absolutely no training'

The Department of Children and Youth Affairs has rowed back on its promise that every childcare worker will need a minimum qualification by this September.

From The42 Memory lane: The Panini sticker collection of Ireland's Italia 90 squad Italia 90 Week This post contains images

Memory lane: The Panini sticker collection of Ireland's Italia 90 squad

Try not to weep with the intense nostalgia coming your way.

# childhood - Friday 22 May, 2015

How do you talk to a child about death?

A new online resource has been launched to help primary school teachers deal with bereavement.

# childhood - Thursday 5 March, 2015

Poll: Can you find the time to read? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Can you find the time to read?

Today is World Book Day – but how much do you read?

# childhood - Tuesday 13 January, 2015

# childhood - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

From The Daily Edge 7 Songs From Your Youth That Might Make You Weep Nostalgia

7 Songs From Your Youth That Might Make You Weep

Mary Black, Johnny Logan, The Frog Chorus…

# childhood - Sunday 5 October, 2014

'There’s a growing sense across the country that something is seriously wrong'

A Bishop has called for the conditions in Direct Provision centres to be improved.

# childhood - Saturday 27 September, 2014

Opinion: Pause to appreciate a simple moment – it's what makes life beautiful

The stresses and strains of life were getting me down, but then I did what we so often neglect to do: I embraced the moment.

# childhood - Wednesday 27 August, 2014

Some creches waiting FIVE years between inspections

“It’s just not good enough,” says Early Childhood Ireland.

# childhood - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

From The Daily Edge 7 important life lessons we learned from Maurice Sendak Wild Thing

7 important life lessons we learned from Maurice Sendak

The author of Where the Wild Things Are would have been 83 today.

# childhood - Monday 2 June, 2014

Dads who do household chores have more ambitious daughters

But sure you knew that already.

# childhood - Sunday 25 May, 2014

From The Daily Edge The 12 tastes of an Irish childhood Dib Dab

The 12 tastes of an Irish childhood

Our taste-buds were simpler back then.

# childhood - Sunday 18 May, 2014

From The Daily Edge 7 ways your parents TOTALLY ruined your teenage life Growing Pains

7 ways your parents TOTALLY ruined your teenage life

It’s NOT FAIR. I didn’t ASK to be born.

# childhood - Monday 5 May, 2014

From The Daily Edge This sweet Fáilte Ireland ad will take you right back to your childhood holidays Ice Cream Please

This sweet Fáilte Ireland ad will take you right back to your childhood holidays

Melting 99s, playing on the strand and getting sand in your togs.

# childhood - Wednesday 5 March, 2014

Seanad motion to stress "there is no place in Ireland for child beauty pageants"

The motion aims to ‘protect childhood from sexualisation’ and oppose further pageants in Ireland.

# childhood - Wednesday 19 February, 2014

Column: Would you correct another person’s child?

Is it ever ok to discipline someone else’s child? Martina Newe looks at when you should intervene – and when you absolutely shouldn’t.

# childhood - Monday 3 February, 2014

From The Daily Edge A 7-year-old girl wrote this brilliant letter telling Lego off Girl Power

A 7-year-old girl wrote this brilliant letter telling Lego off

‘I want you to let girls go on adventures.’

# childhood - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

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

(… and guess how that worked out)

# childhood - Monday 30 December, 2013

Minister welcomes industry concerns over children's clothing and sexualisation

Frances Fitzgerald recently invited Irish fashion retailers to prepare a set of guidelines aimed at addressing “increasing concerns over the sexualisation of childhood and issues such as body-image”.

# childhood - Thursday 26 December, 2013

From The Daily Edge 11 free childhood activities that were better than any modern toy Freeee

11 free childhood activities that were better than any modern toy

The stuff we found lying around the house was always the best.

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