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Dublin: 6 °C Wednesday 27 May, 2015


# children - Monday 25 May, 2015

‘Treatment for sexualised behaviour in young children is urgently needed’

A significant proportion of referrals to CARI in recent years are in the under-12 age group.

# children - Sunday 24 May, 2015

The New Parenting: Nowadays, are mum and dad the ones seen and not heard?

Not pandering to a child’s tantrums is better for everyone in the long run, but be prepared for horrified looks from other adults.

‘Ireland’s maternity units are facing chronic and dangerous understaffing’

Maternity staff are being asked to deal with far, far more births than they can safely handle in hospitals up and down the country.

# children - Saturday 23 May, 2015

Woman found pushing her dead son on swings

She had been there for hours.

# children - Friday 22 May, 2015

So what articles in the press had people complaining last year?

Many of the complaints cited truth and accuracy, privacy and children.

# children - Thursday 21 May, 2015

It’s not scaremongering to look at the bioethical implications of the marriage referendum

Both surrogacy and donor-conception require more, not less, ethical discussion before the Government’s plans in this area become formalised in law.

I get annoyed when it is assumed that older people in rural Ireland will vote No

Former president of the Irish Countrywomen’s Association, Mamo McDonald, explains why she will be voting Yes tomorrow.

# children - Wednesday 20 May, 2015

Poll: Should parents be able to access details of sex offenders living nearby? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should parents be able to access details of sex offenders living nearby?

New figures have shown the number of criminals on the sex offenders list.

# children - Tuesday 19 May, 2015

‘The marriage referendum proposal could affect future laws relating to children’

Solicitor Eileen King writes about why a group of lawyers are advocating a No vote this Friday.

These are the best Irish children’s books out there right now

They’ve all won an award today.

# children - Monday 18 May, 2015

Five children detained over murder of 6-year-old boy

The boy was found in a shallow grave by a stream on Saturday.

Council plans to build houses on recreational area – and some locals are not happy

Lett’s Field is a green area – but not an official playground – in Clondalkin.

# children - Sunday 17 May, 2015

Oscar the Grouch spends his Christmases in Ireland

In an exclusive interview with this week, puppeteer Caroll Spinney told us he visits Ireland every year.

# children - Friday 15 May, 2015

Why voting No won’t tackle the ethical challenges around surrogacy or donor conception

The ethical issues surrounding surrogacy and donor conception arise both straight and gay couples.

# children - Wednesday 13 May, 2015

Father threw his young daughter off a cliff as ‘revenge’ against her mother

Cameron Brown ‘hated the girl’s mother so much he was willing to go to these lengths.’

Practice of ‘normalising’ intersex children at birth denounced by Europe

At least 21 EU States allow medical intervention on children to allocate sex at an early age.

# children - Saturday 9 May, 2015

Five presents you should never buy other people’s kids

All ye generous friends and family out there, please remember – a present is for life, not just for the first five minutes.

# children - Friday 8 May, 2015

Children are more likely to turn to their pets than siblings during tough times

A new study has found kids who faced adversity had a stronger relationship with their pets.

# children - Tuesday 5 May, 2015

Sofia Vergara “doing the right thing” by refusing her ex custody of frozen embryos

She is engaged to fellow actor Joe Manganiello.

# children - Saturday 2 May, 2015

Joan Burton speaks of her decades-long search for her birth parents

Speaking about privacy today, the Tánaiste said children should be entitled to know who their mother is.

# children - Friday 1 May, 2015

Can you name one gender-specific parenting attribute? Me neither.

Peel away the fluffy platitudes behind the ‘complementarity’ of men and women in marriage and you’ll find a troublesome ideology.

# children - Wednesday 29 April, 2015

If we truly care about our children, we should prove it

Services for children and families are caught in a cycle of fire fighting, without the structures or the resources to attack the roots of the problems.

# children - Tuesday 28 April, 2015

Keith Harris, Orville the Duck ventriloquist, dies aged 67 RIP

Keith Harris, Orville the Duck ventriloquist, dies aged 67

Tributes have been paid to the children’s entertainer who had his own show on the BBC.

# children - Saturday 25 April, 2015

Nowhere to turn: These Irish women killed their babies to avoid lives of scandal and poverty

Some women were sentenced to death for killing their children but none were actually executed as the justice system was sympathetic to their plight.

# children - Tuesday 21 April, 2015

The number of homeless children is still rising

There were 911 children in homeless accommodation in one week last week.

I feed my children when they’re hungry. Parents in direct provision don’t have that choice.

Parents in direct provision have so few ways in which they can model healthy, productive adulthood for their children.

Two survivors arrested as 800 die in migrant ship disaster

The two arrested are suspected to be traffickers.

# children - Monday 20 April, 2015

Another €1 million needed for cystic fibrosis patients in Limerick

The state-of-the-art new cystic fibrosis unit in University Hospital Limerick was built thanks to charitable fundraising efforts.

Our kids are being kept awake by smartphones and tablets – and it’s making them fat

Parents are being urged to make kids’ bedrooms ‘screen-free zones’.

# children - Sunday 19 April, 2015

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.

# children - Thursday 16 April, 2015

Watch out, One Direction – these talented Irish teens are after your throne

They’re performing in the Aviva this weekend.

Open Thread: Is the cost of childcare preventing you from working?

More than 3,000 mothers are leaving the workforce annually due to the excessive costs of childcare.

# children - Wednesday 15 April, 2015

One in five Irish children go to school or bed hungry. This has to stop.

Because of the recession, many families are still struggling to put food on the table.

# children - Tuesday 14 April, 2015

Am I alone in Mummy Martyr stakes? (Why are parents so bad at looking after themselves?)

Whether it’s standards, expectations, or good old-fashioned Irish Catholic guilt, most parents are guilty of putting their kids’ needs ahead of their own.

Attention parents: We’ll have an expert in for a LIVE Q&A to answer your questions

Are you having problems with your little ones? Ask the expert…

# children - Monday 13 April, 2015

‘I had the family I had always dreamed of, but I was plagued with self-loathing’

Postnatal depression affected me so badly I couldn’t leave the house, but I reached out for help – and it’s the best thing I’ve ever done.

# children - Sunday 12 April, 2015

“Sunny one minute, pouring the next”: Kids get real about Irish weather Four Seasons One Day This post contains videos

# children - Saturday 11 April, 2015

Since Margaret’s son died in Crumlin, she’s raised €1.25m for the hospital

Michael was just one year old when he passed away in 1986.

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