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#Children

# children - Today’s News

Opinion: Something is fundamentally wrong when your kid’s shoes cost more than your own

I’m half waiting for my children to be shoe-jacked in the playground.

# children - Yesterday’s News

“I’m not dampening all the fun, but parents need to be sensible” – Minister

Alan Kelly has something to say about Halloween.

# children - Thursday 30 October, 2014

A lot of Chinese couples don’t want a second child after all

The government relaxed its strict ‘one child’ policy last year, but fewer couples took advantage of it than expected.

# children - Monday 27 October, 2014

Galloping and Ellie the Elephant: Kids prove ballet is for everyone Baby Ballet This post contains videos

Galloping and Ellie the Elephant: Kids prove ballet is for everyone

And do they want to be ballet dancers when they grow up?

# children - Sunday 26 October, 2014

Column: Embrace your inner zombie – eat some pumpkin brains

Once you’ve scooped out Jack’s brains and carved a face on him don’t throw out what’s left over – it’s immensely edible and nutritious.

Could ballet help kids learn maths, and prevent obesity?

One school says its kids love learning ballet.

# children - Saturday 25 October, 2014

Opinion: The ‘frozen eggs’ debate is really a societal issue – don’t vilify corporations over it

Nowadays it’s seen as quite normal to have kids in your late 30s… but many women still want to start a family earlier.

How many children were sent to detention schools this year?

There are three such institutions in Ireland, all based in Dublin.

# children - Thursday 23 October, 2014

Israel warns of crackdown after ‘hit-and-run terror attack’ that killed baby

Police have flooded flashpoint neighbourhoods after yesterday’s attack.

Catholic orders are “improving” in reporting abuse allegations

New reports from the Catholic Church’s watchdog notes improvement.

# children - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

Convicted offenders in Donegal are not being monitored properly

A Hiqa inspection has found serious failings in child welfare services in the county.

# children - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

Opinion: Irish family life has changed dramatically in just one generation

Domestic life is more diverse than ever – but strong relationships, love and support within families are more important than their structure.

Opinion: What happens when a pregnant woman or nursing mother gets sent to jail?

The question of women who are pregnant or parenting in prison is a complex one – and their number is rising.

# children - Saturday 18 October, 2014

# children - Friday 17 October, 2014

Gardaí continue to question man after children injured in petrol bomb attack

The attack took place after 9pm last night.

Age of consent should stay at 17 but two year leeway suggested

That’s according to a report from the Oireachtas Justice Committee published yesterday.

A third of people think coding is more important than learning Irish

1 in 5 people think coding is more important than maths.

HSE support provided to boy was “not adequate” and had adverse effect on him

The Ombudsman for Children made recommendations on a report into the situation.

# children - Thursday 16 October, 2014

“Disgrace” of teen girl stuck with braces over pay dispute

An orthodontist refused to remove the braces because they weren’t paid.

# children - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

All children from NI who need heart surgery will soon be having it in Dublin

A working group found that having two surgical centres north and south of the border could not be justified due to the small number of surgeries each year.

From Business ETC Facebook and Apple pay for female workers to freeze their eggs Oh Baby

Facebook and Apple pay for female workers to freeze their eggs

A report today said the two companies are doing this so women working for them can delay childbearing which could hamper their careers.

# children - Sunday 12 October, 2014

From The Daily Edge School asks girl to sign ‘safety contract’ after she drew a picture of a gun Safety Contract

School asks girl to sign ‘safety contract’ after she drew a picture of a gun

The five-year-old was asked if she was “depressed” after pointing a crayon at another student and saying “pew pew”.

# children - Friday 10 October, 2014

‘Losing three babies is an experience that will stay with me forever’

Parents who have lost children will come together for a remembrance service in Cork this evening.

# children - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

Column: Long-overdue Bill will bring sweeping changes our understanding of ‘family’

A new Bill under consideration would herald extensive changes to family law in Ireland, although the issue of surrogacy is still not addressed.

# children - Monday 6 October, 2014

One in six 3-year-olds have a serious longstanding health condition

Boys are 50% more likely than girls to have such conditions.

Court rules home extension be built so ‘inseparable’ siblings in care could stay together

The case is outlined in the lastest volume of the Child Care Law Reporting Project.

# children - Sunday 5 October, 2014

€500m needed to tackle homelessness as ‘ten children a week lose their home’

Focus Ireland is calling for an ‘immediate’ increase in rent supplement in Budget 2015.

# children - Saturday 4 October, 2014

Aussies are giving up booze this month for charity – should we follow suit? Ocsober This post contains a poll

Aussies are giving up booze this month for charity – should we follow suit?

A month long initiative helps raise funds for a charity that teaches children to make safer and healthier choices about their alcohol and drug use.

Opinion: Is it worse for your child to bite, or be bitten?

It now seems ‘the first bite’ has been added to the long list of modern-day childhood milestones.

Woman who received controversial womb transplant gives birth to baby boy

The procedure was somewhat controversial because the womb was taken from a live donor.

Death in the digital age: How does social media affect children’s grief?

“When you’re online, you don’t get to choose who to edit out.”

# children - Thursday 2 October, 2014

Five people are infected with Ebola every hour in Sierre Leone

New cases being recorded are doubling every few weeks.

# children - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

41 children killed in Syria school bombings

Ambulances ferried wounded fighters for treatment in Turkey amid mortar fire, with some rounds falling very close to the border.

From The Daily Edge Mum chronicles her 4-year-old daughter’s ‘innocent’ insults Hey Mom

Mum chronicles her 4-year-old daughter’s ‘innocent’ insults

“You have so many hairs on your face. Is that a moustache or a beard?”

# children - Monday 29 September, 2014

Children are to help choose the next Ombudsman for Children

They will be involved the developing the job spec and the selection process.

Vandals burn down children’s playground in Ballymun

The Poppintree Park playground was set on fire over the weekend.

# children - Saturday 27 September, 2014

Toddler dies after being hit by van in Donegal driveway

The 22-month-old boy was from Letterkenny.

# children - Friday 26 September, 2014

The incredible and inspiring life of Christina Noble Documentary This post contains videos

The incredible and inspiring life of Christina Noble

After escaping from an institution in Ireland, Christina went on to help children at risk in Vietnam and Mongolia.

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