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Children

# children - Yesterday’s News

Opinion: Does your child have bed-wetting issues? Positive reinforcement is essential

Disrupted nights can damage children’s self-esteem and exhaust them before a day at school.

Number of children killed on Irish roads has already doubled from last year

Minister Paschal Donohoe called the rise “incredibly worrying.”

Former US government cybersecurity chief convicted on child porn charges

The senior official shared fantasies about raping and murdering children…

Some creches waiting FIVE years between inspections

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

A new challenge for charities – how to replicate the Ice Bucket Challenge

The Make-A -Wish Foundation says that the face of charity donation has changed hugely in the past 12 months.

“Make-A-Wish took my daughter’s mind off her Leukaemia treatment”

Amelia and Ashley have both had the trip of a lifetime thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

# children - Tuesday 26 August, 2014

From The Daily Edge Little girl tries to convince mam she didn’t eat a doughnut…with chocolate all over her face Red Handed

Family with three kids rescued after getting lost in Clare woods

The family drifted off the footpath and became disorientated while on a night time walk.

Bus Éireann technical glitch leaves families waiting for yearly tickets

Thousands of families are still waiting while some schools start this week.

# children - Monday 25 August, 2014

Is one inspector for 21,000 kids good enough?… Fresh questions raised over Ireland’s creches

New figures show huge inconsistencies in the number of creche inspectors, with Dublin and the north-east faring worst.

Teachers see a worrying rise in Irish children coming to school hungry

Missing breakfast is causing kids to lose six weeks of learning each year.

# children - Saturday 23 August, 2014

Five Palestinians from the same family killed by Israeli warplane attacks

Israel has vowed no let-up until it can guarantee the safety of its civilians.

# children - Friday 22 August, 2014

Column: Let’s make this school year better for people with autism

What can be done to support people with autism in mainstream education? Three words: awareness, dialogue and openness.

Pre-treating schoolchildren could cause head lice to mutate, parents warned

Schools generally experience a spike in head lice cases at the start of a new term, as children congregate after months apart…

# children - Tuesday 19 August, 2014

From Business ETC Children are the future, and they could also be Google’s next target market Parental Control

Children are the future, and they could also be Google’s next target market

The search engine giant is said to be working on a system that will allow parents to set up accounts for their kids, and control what services they use.

# children - Sunday 17 August, 2014

Opinion: Taking the first steps into education can be daunting – for child and parent

Venturing into the unknown is scary. Here’s how to make things a little easier…

# children - Saturday 16 August, 2014

Over 30 people, including children, found in shipping container at Essex docks UK

Over 30 people, including children, found in shipping container at Essex docks

Basildon Hospital states that it is dealing with a ‘major incident’.

Dozens of Yazidi villagers ‘massacred’ in Iraq

It is believed dozens of men from the Yazidi faith were massacred in the village of Kocho.

From The Daily Edge Creative mum turns kid’s wall scribble into a work of art Art Attack

Creative mum turns kid’s wall scribble into a work of art

There’s making the best of a bad situation, and then there’s this.

Opinion: Should you bring your kids to music festivals?

I’m sure many looked at us and thought we were demented, possibly cruel, or just that we couldn’t get a babysitter. But that’s not the case.

# children - Friday 15 August, 2014

From The Score A Colombian lawyer is suing FIFA for €1billion over refereeing decisions TAKING ACTION

A Colombian lawyer is suing FIFA for €1billion over refereeing decisions

Aurelio Jimenez claims decisions made by Carlos Velasco Carballo at the World Cup partially casued his cardiac problems.

# children - Wednesday 13 August, 2014

It’s ‘great news’ that child beauty pageants have been axed – Senator

The Universal Royalty Beauty Contest is planning to proceed with its Belfast pageant.

# children - Monday 11 August, 2014

# children - Sunday 10 August, 2014

Could you be the first point of contact for a child who wants to talk?

The ISPCC is looking for volunteers for its Childline service.

Weird Wide Web: Dating abandoned animals, a Gaza smartphone game and suing Facebook

All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.

# children - Saturday 9 August, 2014

Stay at Home Dads: I was put through things a mother would never face to get custody

I went through a long stressful time in the Family Law Courts trying in vain to get custody of of my children – but it was worth it.

Stay at Home Dads: ‘For now, this is my career. My daughter is my priority.’

As for the future, I will go back to work, in my own time. I feel the pressure of not having a “career” right now.

# children - Friday 8 August, 2014

In pics: Talks in tatters as Gaza rocket fire and air strikes resume

Hamas rejected a proposed extension to the 72-hour ceasefire and a 12-year-old boy has already been killed since the fighting resumed.

# children - Thursday 7 August, 2014

Motherhood and Work: ‘Why do more women than men stay at home with children?’

Overall, more women than men stay at home to raise children (at least for a short while). But why?

Motherhood and Work: Practical tips for returning to the office after maternity leave

For some the end of maternity leave is a sad time, for others it’s something to look forward to – either way there are some practical steps to manage that transition.

# children - Wednesday 6 August, 2014

Opinion: Our most important family law reform for a generation isn’t child friendly

Compared with best practice elsewhere, our courts currently have major shortcomings from the perspective of children.

# children - Tuesday 5 August, 2014

9-year-old boy stabbed in a playground dies from his injuries

The 12-year-old boy who allegedly carried out the attack called the police and turned himself in.

Opinion: Baby Gammy’s sad story shows how much Down syndrome still scares parents

When my baby daughter was diagnosed with Down syndrome, the future seemed terrifying and uncertain. But all I needed was time to adapt.

# children - Monday 4 August, 2014

From Business ETC Turns out videogames can benefit children (but only in short bursts) In Moderation

Turns out videogames can benefit children (but only in short bursts)

Researchers from Oxford University found that playing videogames for up to an hour a day had a small but positive impact on children.

# children - Sunday 3 August, 2014

Irish patients are looking overseas for cheaper IVF treatment

Enquires to the Czech Republic have increased dramatically.

Poll: Should parents be assessed before they can homeschool their children? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should parents be assessed before they can homeschool their children?

Some argue that parents should not be as it is a constitutional right.

Why have there been no prosecutions for female genital mutilation in Ireland?

FGM was outlawed in Ireland two years ago, but no one has been convicted under the new law yet.

# children - Friday 1 August, 2014

Parents ‘abandoned’ baby with Down syndrome born to surrogate

The Australian couple are reported to have had twins through a Thai surrogate.

Two-year-old boy killed after being hit by a van in Tipperary

That brings to 24 the number of pedestrians killed on Irish roads this year.

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