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# children - Tuesday 2 February, 2016

Foster care rules are ‘being ignored and bypassed’

Almost one in five foster carers have not been allocated a social worker.

# children - Sunday 31 January, 2016

‘I fear it’s going to take a child to die before they act’

Deirdre McDonnell is “unbelievably shocked” at the length of waiting lists for children with scoliosis.

# children - Saturday 23 January, 2016

‘I’m an Irishman in the West Bank helping kids get to school through checkpoints’

Alex Dunne has been in the West Bank for over 40 days now, collecting stories of stories of military incursions, night raids, and settler attacks.

# children - Monday 18 January, 2016

Cancer charity for children warns it will be forced to close its doors this month

The charity says that it does not have enough money to continue with its services.

# children - Friday 15 January, 2016

From The Daily Edge A kid asked for more pocket money and received an official letter from the Bank of Dad Dad Skills

# children - Thursday 14 January, 2016

‘Despite our best efforts, 1 in 12 children still live in poverty’

Homeless children, suicide rates and Direct Provision should all be discussed in Geneva today.

# children - Tuesday 12 January, 2016

Child killer Robert Black has died in prison

He was convicted of the murders of four children in the UK in the 1980s.

# children - Monday 11 January, 2016

Aid trucks reach Syrian town where people are starving to death

Last week video footage emerged which showed emaciated children who were among those trapped in the town.

# children - Sunday 10 January, 2016

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.

# children - Wednesday 6 January, 2016

Couple attacked by burglars after returning home with their children

The three burglars, described as eastern European men, took a sum of money and phones.

This 5th year student has invented a nappy that tells if babies are sick

Just one of the hundreds of impressive projects from Irish teenagers this year at the BT Young Scientist expo.

# children - Monday 4 January, 2016

Outrage at closure of only 24-hour service for sexually abused children

A charity which offers therapy to child victims said those under the age of 14 will not be able to avail of adequate examination and treatment.

# children - Saturday 2 January, 2016

‘It’s insulting to parents to say they’re baptising their children to get them into a school’

The Primate of Ireland Archbishop Eamon Martin said it was being overstated that this occurred regularly.

# children - Friday 1 January, 2016

Court hears child who set fire to bedroom wants to go to college

The case of two children due to leave state care were discussed in court.

# children - Thursday 31 December, 2015

‘I want my children to have the family I never had’

A mother who was once in state care says she wants her children to be happy.

My simple New Year’s wish is for my son to live in a truly equal Ireland

One of my boys, Eoghan, suffers from a rare neuromuscular disease. He cannot walk. As a parent, I am becoming increasingly concerned for his future. What will happen to him when I die?

# children - Wednesday 30 December, 2015

Garda tells court she found child wandering street with his drunk mother at 5am

A school principal said the child had complained of being hungry in school.

# children - Monday 28 December, 2015

Family courts were shrouded in mystery, now it’s not, we should be paying attention

During court proceedings the state failings are often highlighted, but should that be the case?

‘Women need to know the truth. Fertility takes a plunge after age 35′

Men as well as women need to be educated about reproductive responsibility. We need a nationwide education campaign on fertility awareness, writes Dr John Waterstone.

# children - Sunday 27 December, 2015

‘My daughter is my life’: Mother pleads with judge to return child from care

The child was taken into state care after concerns about physical abuse.

# children - Saturday 26 December, 2015

Childline received over 1,000 calls and messages from children on Christmas Day

Some got in touch because they were worried about alcohol abuse while others simply needed company.

# children - Friday 25 December, 2015

From Business ETC How much do you really know about these classic Christmas toys? Memory Lane

How much do you really know about these classic Christmas toys?

You wanted to take a trip down memory lane anyway, didn’t you?

# children - Wednesday 23 December, 2015

Does your child want a tech present this Christmas, but you don’t know if it’s a good idea?

The truth is that this technological evolution is the greatest social experiment of our time and as parents we are in uncharted waters, writes child psychologist Colman Noctor.

The forgotten story of Peter Paul Dolata and the worst Christmas ever

Meeting Santa can be a terrifying experience for children, but this time, an even bigger nightmare was avoided.

# children - Tuesday 22 December, 2015

‘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.

More than 1,000 children under 8 will be homeless this Christmas

There are more than 1,600 children living in emergency accommodation.

# children - Sunday 20 December, 2015

“It would be a crime not to give us justice while we are still living”

They have been included in the commission of investigation into mother and baby homes, but Bethany Home survivors say they can’t wait another two years.

# children - Thursday 17 December, 2015

UN slammed for ‘gross failure’ to act on sex abuse allegations against troops

It was alleged that French troops had forced children to perform sexual acts in exchange for food.

If you smoke in a car that has a child in it, you will be fined €100

The law comes into effect on 1 January.

# children - Friday 11 December, 2015

‘Don’t cry, your mum’s in the room. And me? I was dying inside.’

Young people often struggle to access support following the death of a loved one.

# children - Thursday 10 December, 2015

Almost 700 arrests across UK in child abuse images crackdown

The arrests followed an operation targeting people looking at online abuse images.

Balancing work and children is a constant juggle of guilt

There’s not enough being done to help parents balance their home life with work, writes Maria Bailey.

# children - Wednesday 9 December, 2015

One in six three-year-olds have had injuries that needed hospital attention

Boys are more likely to get injured than girls.

# children - Tuesday 8 December, 2015

From The Daily Edge This woman is documenting the realities of parenthood with hilarious comics Hurrah For Gin

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…

I chose to put my four children through private secondary school, here’s why

There may be an air of ambition that one hopes will be contagious. If the friends all have high hopes, ours probably will too.

# children - Thursday 3 December, 2015

Islamic State video shows children ‘killing Syrian security forces’

The boys were instructed to ‘send a message’ to Isis’s opponents.

From The Daily Edge It’s perfectly fine for women to not want children, okay? Poor Childless Jen

It’s perfectly fine for women to not want children, okay?

Why is this so hard to understand?

Does sending a kid to childcare or caring for them at home make any difference to their development?

The question has been addressed in a new ESRI study.

Weight gain between pregnancies linked to increased risk of stillbirth and infant death

Babies of mothers who gain more than 11kg between pregnancies have about a 50% greater risk of their baby dying in the first four weeks of life.

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