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# parents - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

More than 27,000 fathers have taken paternity leave so far

“We have to take a wider societal view and not think of rearing children as something best done in one’s spare time, preferably by women,” Deirdre Clune said.

# parents - Saturday 2 September, 2017

Emotional damage to homeless children should be examined by Children's Ombudsman

New figures show there were 2,423 children in emergency accommodation in the Dublin at the end of July.

# parents - Wednesday 16 August, 2017

It's my son's third birthday - here's why I'm refusing to give into 'party pressure'

All he wants is a cake but I know other parents will expect more, writes Chrissie Russell.

# parents - Friday 4 August, 2017

Childcare payments may differ from county to county after creche fee audit

The review will take 10 months to complete and will inform Minister Katherine Zappone’s future budget decisions.

# parents - Wednesday 26 July, 2017

The minefield of free childcare: The Grandparents Creche is great, but how do you pay the bill?

Family childcare comes at a price that can be difficult to define, writes Chrissie Russell.

# parents - Tuesday 27 June, 2017

Warning for Irish parents over Snapchat update that shows users' exact locations

Snapchat has introduced a map feature that allows users to track other people’s location.

# parents - Thursday 15 June, 2017

'When did it become the norm to say 'I'll go out with you if you send me a naked pic'?'

Children and technology expert Andy Phippen gives his advice to parents on the issue of sexting.

# parents - Thursday 20 April, 2017

Child remains in care after parents refuse to answer phone or turn up to court hearing

The family court heard that the family had living arrangements “unsuitable for a young child”.

# parents - Sunday 16 April, 2017

From The Daily Edge At what age are you 'too old' to get an Easter egg off your parents? Egg On Your Face This post contains a poll

At what age are you 'too old' to get an Easter egg off your parents?

The burning question of the day.

# parents - Wednesday 29 March, 2017

More parents are using children to shoplift for them, according to retailers

According to Retail Excellence, all kinds of shops – from electronics to garden centres – are reporting higher rates of children shoplifting.

# parents - Monday 13 March, 2017

From The Daily Edge Writing "suits you" under pictures of people holding babies should be outlawed You're Next

# parents - Friday 3 March, 2017

7,000 fathers have taken paid paternity leave since it was introduced

The initiative allows fathers to take two weeks off work to help care for their babies, if they have enough PRSI contributions.

# parents - Friday 17 February, 2017

From The42 'He likes his dad to collect him from the airport' - WWE's heartwarming tribute to Ireland's Finn Balor Background This post contains videos

'He likes his dad to collect him from the airport' - WWE's heartwarming tribute to Ireland's Finn Balor

The 35-year-old Wicklow native, whose real name is Fergal Devitt, has forged a successful career in wrestling.

# parents - Monday 13 February, 2017

Prisoner parenting course aims to prevent mothers and fathers from reoffending

Evidence shows that fathers who have positive relationships with their children are six times less likely to reoffend.

# parents - Thursday 5 January, 2017

Varadkar says lone parents can earn more under measure that kicks in today

Changes have been made to the One-Parent Family Payment and the Jobseeker’s Transitional Payment.

# parents - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

'If we had simply accepted that ageist foster parents rule, it would still be with us'

In May, TheJournal.ie exclusively reported about the case where grandparents were told they were too old to be the foster carers of their grandchild.

# parents - Thursday 17 November, 2016

'If he has a major seizure in the night, we need to know the car will start'

The mother of a boy with severe cerebral palsy will meet with the Minister for Disability Issues today.

# parents - Thursday 10 November, 2016

From The Daily Edge Everyone fell in love with this girl's lovely parents on RTÉ's Only Gay in the Village Only Gay In The Village

# parents - Wednesday 2 November, 2016

Children do better when minded by relatives and childminders rather than full-time parents, says ESRI

The study looked at 9,000 children under the age of 5 in Ireland.

# parents - Sunday 30 October, 2016

'It's not the State's problem, it's the family's': Care system to adopt tough love approach

The chief executive of Tusla said the agency wants families to share more power and responsibility, and to “own their problems”.

# parents - Monday 17 October, 2016

Mother jailed after failing to protect son (6) from "extreme sexual violence" of father

The boy’s father was jailed for 14 years last week for raping the child.

# parents - Tuesday 11 October, 2016

Are you a parent? Here's what Budget 2017 will do for you

Subsidised childcare, increased benefits for single parents and tax cuts will all benefit families.

# parents - Tuesday 4 October, 2016

From The Daily Edge 31 questions everyone plagues you with when you've had a baby Parenting

# parents - Thursday 29 September, 2016

Children who own mobile phones are doing worse in maths and reading

Children who own mobile phones are doing worse in maths and reading

A national study has found that children who spend more time online and watching TV are scoring worse.

# parents - Wednesday 28 September, 2016

From The Daily Edge Parents are sharing the grim, grim breakfasts they eat every day, inspired by this comedian Kinderleavings

Parents are sharing the grim, grim breakfasts they eat every day, inspired by this comedian

“I had some yogurt I licked off my fingers after cleaning my son up.”

# parents - Saturday 17 September, 2016

From The Daily Edge 13 things only people who lived at home in college will understand Mammy Dinners

13 things only people who lived at home in college will understand

So many “When will you be home?” texts. So many.

# parents - Tuesday 16 August, 2016

From The Daily Edge A mam wrote her husband this unsparing letter before leaving him with the kids for the weekend Good F**king Luck

A mam wrote her husband this unsparing letter before leaving him with the kids for the weekend

“Dearest husband, I wanted to go over a few things with you before you embark on this weekend alone.”

# parents - Wednesday 10 August, 2016

Savita Halappanavar "at the core" of new care standards for bereaved parents

The HSE launched its national standards for bereavement care following pregnancy loss today.

# parents - Tuesday 2 August, 2016

Unbaptised and bottom of the list - frustrated and worried parents speak out

‘Baptise your child just to get into a school or don’t baptise but then fear your child may be ostracised from their class group?’

# parents - Monday 18 July, 2016

From The Daily Edge This mam craftily used Pokémon Go to get her son to do some housework Come Upstairs

This mam craftily used Pokémon Go to get her son to do some housework

Lies make baby Pikachu cry.

# parents - Thursday 7 July, 2016

"You feel invisible" - the Irish children suffering from their parents' abuse of alcohol

A new Oireachtas grouping is targeting the harm done to children by their parents’ alcohol abuse.

# parents - 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…”

# parents - Monday 20 June, 2016

Parents splash out €836 on their child's First Communion, while kids rake in over €500

Some children are making more than €800.

# parents - Wednesday 15 June, 2016

The body of the 2-year-old boy dragged underwater by an alligator has been found

The family were on holiday when the incident happened.

# parents - Saturday 11 June, 2016

New parents to receive extra four weeks of parental leave

Two separate schemes are being rolled out.

# parents - Monday 23 May, 2016

Young child taken from grandparents and put into foster care because of their age Exclusive

“He is our pride and joy” – couple in their 60s devastated by Tusla decision.

# parents - Tuesday 17 May, 2016

Children whose parents are mentored are less likely to be overweight or have lower IQs

That’s according to the results of a major early childhood intervention programme that was trialled in north Dublin.

# parents - Monday 16 May, 2016

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Problems for non-religious parents, Finian McGrath’s smoking comments and the suspension of the Luas sick pay scheme…

# parents - Wednesday 11 May, 2016

There's a ruckus brewing in south Dublin over a mobile phone mast next to a kids' school

Parents say the proposed mast is a ‘risk they’re not willing to take’.

# parents - Wednesday 27 April, 2016

Search to identify Prince's heirs as he died 'without a will'

Immediate decisions must be made about his business interests.

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