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#aibabp

# aibabp - Tuesday 16 April, 2019

Am I being a bad parent... by panicking about the weight I gained during my pregnancy?

This week, one new mum is concerned about her changed body after giving birth.

# aibabp - Tuesday 9 April, 2019

Am I being a bad parent... by forcing my daughter to wear a dress for her First Communion?

‘She really doesn’t want to wear one… but I’m concerned she’ll be made to feel out of place.’

# aibabp - Tuesday 2 April, 2019

Am I being a bad parent... by giving in when my three-year-old refuses to eat?

This week, one parent is wondering who should be taking the lead in mealtime battles.

# aibabp - Tuesday 26 March, 2019

Am I being a bad parent... by not letting other people hold my new baby?

This week, one first-time mum asks if refusing to engage in Pass The Baby is acceptable or just plain rude.

# aibabp - Tuesday 19 March, 2019

Am I being a bad parent... by letting my five-year-old sleep in our bed?

This week, one reader doesn’t know how to respond to his son sleeping’s habits.

# aibabp - Tuesday 12 March, 2019

Am I being a bad parent... by telling our four-year-old she's not allowed to eat meat?

This week, a vegetarian reader is feeling conflicted by her daughter’s requests to try meat.

# aibabp - Tuesday 5 March, 2019

Am I being a bad parent... by giving in to my toddler's tantrums too quickly?

This week, one reader is struggling to tame her three-year-old daughter’s meltdowns.

# aibabp - Tuesday 26 February, 2019

Am I being a bad parent... by not wanting to punish our son for throwing a house party?

This week, one reader would rather not ground her teenage son, but her partner feels differently.

# aibabp - Monday 18 February, 2019

Am I being a bad parent... by doing my son's homework for him?

One dad is wondering if he’s teaching his son bad habits.

# aibabp - Tuesday 12 February, 2019

Am I being a bad parent... by wishing my teen daughter would open up to me about sex?

This week, one parent is wondering how to navigate ‘the chat’ with a sexually active teen.

# aibabp - Tuesday 5 February, 2019

Am I being a bad parent... by cutting my kids off from their grandmother?

This week, a reader is concerned about putting her kids in the middle of some ongoing family conflict.

# aibabp - Tuesday 29 January, 2019

Am I being a bad parent... by telling my broody husband I don't want more kids?

This week, a reader is conflicted over telling her husband that she doesn’t want another baby.

# aibabp - Tuesday 22 January, 2019

Am I being a bad parent... by telling my ex he needs to spend more time with our sons?

One reader wants to know if she should raise the issue again, or if she’s fighting a losing battle.

# aibabp - Tuesday 15 January, 2019

Am I being a bad parent... by letting my 11-year-old wear makeup to a party?

This week, a worried reader is wondering if it’s better to lay down some rules or take a more relaxed approach.

# aibabp - Tuesday 8 January, 2019

Am I being a bad parent... by telling the neighbours to sort out their child's head lice?

Outside of school or playgroup, head lice can be a tricker subject to tackle.

# aibabp - Thursday 20 December, 2018

Am I being a bad parent... by giving out to my kids for not being more active?

This week, a reader is wondering what to do with two kids who would *much* rather stay inside.

# aibabp - Wednesday 19 December, 2018

Am I being a bad parent... by finding out the baby's gender without my partner knowing too?

This week, one reader is grappling with the politics of the gender reveal.

# aibabp - Friday 14 December, 2018

Am I being a bad parent... by asking my older kids to contact me more often?

One reader is wondering how to keep communication lines open with her college-age kids.

# aibabp - Monday 10 December, 2018

Am I being a bad parent... by arguing with my ex over Christmas custody?

One reader is wondering how best to split family time with her ex-partner over the Christmas period.

# aibabp - Friday 30 November, 2018

Am I being a bad parent... by telling the grandparents we want our own space this Christmas?

One reader is wondering if he should keep the in-laws happy, or start some new family traditions.

# aibabp - Tuesday 27 November, 2018

Am I being a bad parent... by stopping my 12-year-old daughter from going to her first disco?

This week, a reader is wondering if she should lay down the law to stay in line with other school parents.

# aibabp - Tuesday 20 November, 2018

Am I being a bad parent... by holding off on toilet training my toddler?

One reader is wondering if it’s okay to let her son decide when he’s ready for the potty.

# aibabp - Tuesday 13 November, 2018

Am I being a bad parent... by arguing with the noisy neighbours?

One reader is wondering if she’s setting a bad example by confronting the folks next door.

# aibabp - Tuesday 6 November, 2018

Am I being a bad parent... by not having a sleep routine for my three-month-old?

Is it too soon to start getting strict with bedtime? This week’s dilemma has divided our panel.

# aibabp - Tuesday 30 October, 2018

Am I being a bad parent... by not having enough 'mum friends'?

We put a reader’s friend-finding dilemma to an anonymous panel of mums and dads.

# aibabp - Tuesday 23 October, 2018

Am I being a bad parent by... taking my kids out of school for a term-time holiday?

One reader is wondering if the cheaper flights are worth the missed days.

# aibabp - Tuesday 16 October, 2018

Am I being a bad parent... for resenting my partner's choice of guardian for our son?

We asked a group of anonymous mums and dads to have their say on a delicate dilemma.

# aibabp - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

Am I being a bad parent... by telling a playgroup mum to keep her toddler under control?

One reader is wondering if it’s unreasonable to ask another parent to address their child’s behaviour.

# aibabp - Tuesday 2 October, 2018

Am I being a bad parent by... saying 'no' to being a godmother?

One reader is wondering if she can avoid godparenting duties without rocking the boat.

# aibabp - Tuesday 25 September, 2018

Am I being a bad parent... by not breastfeeding baby number two?

We put one expectant mum’s dilemma to a group of anonymous Irish parents.

# aibabp - Tuesday 18 September, 2018

Am I being a bad parent... by telling my daughter she needs to share more?

One of our readers is tired of playing referee between a big sister and her baby brother.

# aibabp - Tuesday 11 September, 2018

Am I being a bad parent... by limiting birthday presents for my toddler?

One reader is wondering if she can tell her relatives what (and what not) to buy the birthday girl.

# aibabp - Tuesday 4 September, 2018

Am I being a bad parent... by asking the grandparents not to give my child sugar?

Our reader is trying to keep her toddler away from sugar – despite the best efforts of her in-laws.

# aibabp - Tuesday 28 August, 2018

Am I being a bad parent... by not saying 'no' when my toddler bites me?

One mum is wondering if she needs to be stricter with her little one.

# aibabp - Tuesday 21 August, 2018

Am I being a bad parent by... using screentime to keep my child quiet?

One dad is worried about the disapproving looks he gets from other parents, and he wants your advice.

# aibabp - Tuesday 14 August, 2018

Am I being a bad parent... by losing my temper when my kids don't get on?

Our reader wishes her two daughters could find a happy medium.

# aibabp - Tuesday 7 August, 2018

Am I being a bad parent... by telling my childminder what she should be doing?

One reader is is wondering if she’ll rock the boat by asking her son’s minder to change things up.

# aibabp - Tuesday 31 July, 2018

Am I being a bad parent... by refusing to let my daughter wear dresses?

This mum hates the idea of “ultra-girly” clothes, but her six-year-old doesn’t feel the same.

# aibabp - Tuesday 24 July, 2018

Am I being a bad parent... by letting my toddler skip naptime again?

Our reader’s son has no problem napping for his minder, but he refuses point blank at home.

# aibabp - Tuesday 17 July, 2018

Am I being a bad parent... by telling the new grandparents not to visit us just yet?

Our reader wants a week with no visitors after giving birth, but her in-laws feel differently.

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