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# aibabp - Today’s News

Am I being a bad parent... by not bringing my shy child to drama classes?

Is another activity in the calendar worth the extra stress? Irish experts weigh in.

# aibabp - Tuesday 14 January, 2020

Am I being a bad parent... by spending more time with one child over the other?

It’s a routine that works, but does that mean it’s okay? Irish experts weigh in.

# aibabp - Tuesday 7 January, 2020

Am I being a bad parent... by dressing my four-year-old twins in identical clothes?

It’s cute, but does it stifle individuality? A parent of two wants to know.

# aibabp - Wednesday 18 December, 2019

Am I being a bad parent... by not joining a mum and baby group?

How essential are “mum friends,” anyway? A selection of Irish experts weigh in.

# aibabp - Monday 16 December, 2019

Am I being a bad parent... by sharing photos of my little girl on social media?

Who has the final say in a scenario like this? Irish experts weigh in.

# aibabp - Tuesday 10 December, 2019

Am I being a bad parent... by avoiding all the in-laws this Christmas Day?

With a new baby around, everyone wants their share. We asked three experts to weigh in.

# aibabp - Monday 9 December, 2019

Am I being a bad parent... by ditching my toddler's bedtime routine over the Christmas break?

It’s easy for bedtimes to go out the window at Christmas – but is it worth the freedom?

# aibabp - Tuesday 3 December, 2019

Am I being a bad parent... by telling the relatives not to buy my son any Christmas gifts?

How many presents is too many presents? Three experts have their say.

# aibabp - Tuesday 26 November, 2019

Am I being a bad parent... by always making separate meals for my picky eating son?

Will it make things complicated in the long run? Three experts have their say.

# aibabp - Tuesday 19 November, 2019

Am I being a bad parent... by ignoring my toddler's refusal to share?

Sharing is caring, right? Two experts weigh in on a reader dilemma.

# aibabp - Tuesday 12 November, 2019

Am I being a bad parent... by not giving my only child a sibling?

Two experts weigh in on this sensitive and personal topic.

# aibabp - Tuesday 29 October, 2019

Am I being a bad parent... by leaving my tantrum-prone toddler for a weekend away?

Is a long-awaited trip worth the hassle? Two parenting experts offer advice.

# aibabp - Tuesday 22 October, 2019

Am I being a bad parent... by allowing my four-year-old to use a soother?

How old is too old for this classic comfort item? Three Irish parenting experts have their say.

# aibabp - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

Am I being a bad parent... by being too strict with our daily routine?

This week, a parent of three is wondering if it’s time to be a little more flexible.

# aibabp - Tuesday 8 October, 2019

Am I being a bad parent... by introducing my 5-year-old son to my new girlfriend?

A dad considers whether it’s a good idea to introduce his son to his new girlfriend. Two parenting experts offer their take.

# aibabp - Tuesday 1 October, 2019

Am I being a bad parent... by losing my temper when my three-year-old acts out?

One mum is wondering if she should be trying harder to stay patient. We asked Irish experts to weigh in.

# aibabp - Tuesday 24 September, 2019

Am I being a bad parent... by allowing my five-year-old to play with a friend I'm not sure about?

Three experts weigh in on this tricky reader question.

# aibabp - Tuesday 17 September, 2019

Am I being a bad parent... if I don't throw my son a birthday party this year?

This week, three experts consider one reader’s dilemma ahead of her young son’s big day.

# aibabp - Tuesday 10 September, 2019

Am I being a bad parent... by not fitting in enough quality time with my young kids?

This week, two experts weigh in on worries about a jampacked work schedule.

# aibabp - Tuesday 3 September, 2019

Am I being a bad parent by... not bringing my newborn to visit a grandparent who smokes?

‘I would put your own baby’s health first’: Three experts weigh in on the latest dilemma.

# aibabp - Tuesday 27 August, 2019

Am I being a bad parent by... thinking baby-led weaning just isn't worth the stress?

…And the mess? Three experts weigh in on one mum’s dilemma.

# aibabp - Tuesday 20 August, 2019

Am I being a bad parent... by keeping a childminder my kids don't like?

This week, one parent is struggling to help her children settle in with a new minder.

# aibabp - Tuesday 13 August, 2019

Am I being a bad parent... by pushing my three year old to toilet train before she's ready?

Three experts have their say on one parent’s toilet training dilemma, as the preschool start date looms.

# aibabp - Tuesday 6 August, 2019

Am I being a bad parent... by giving in to my son's separation anxiety?

One reader shares her experience with a clingy one-year-old – and three experts have their say.

# aibabp - Tuesday 30 July, 2019

Am I being a bad parent... by taking my toddler's bottle away at bedtimes?

Four experts have their say on one parent’s weaning dilemma.

# aibabp - Tuesday 23 July, 2019

Am I being a bad parent... by pushing my shy son to make friends?

Our four experts have their say.

# aibabp - Tuesday 16 July, 2019

Am I being a bad parent... by pushing my four-year-old to face her fear of the water?

A divisive reader dilemma for our four experts this week.

# aibabp - Tuesday 9 July, 2019

Am I being a bad parent... by always giving into my picky-eating toddler?

Three Irish parenting experts weigh in on the best way to navigate dinnertime battles.

# aibabp - Tuesday 2 July, 2019

Am I being a bad parent... by giving my child a family name I really don't like?

Three experts have their say on this week’s reader dilemma.

# aibabp - Tuesday 25 June, 2019

Am I being a bad parent... by leaving my six-month-old to 'cry it out'?

One reader dilemma – and three different opinions from the experts.

# aibabp - Tuesday 18 June, 2019

Am I being a bad parent... by ignoring my three-year-old's sudden change in behaviour?

This week, one parent is wondering how to handle her daughter’s newfound hatred of the creche drop-off.

# aibabp - Tuesday 11 June, 2019

Am I being a bad parent...by sending my child to 'big school' when I know he's not ready?

This week, one parent is worried about the logistics of waiting another year.

# aibabp - Tuesday 4 June, 2019

Am I being a bad parent... by thinking it's too soon to have baby number two?

This week, a mum-of-one is worried she’s already at full parenting capacity.

# aibabp - Tuesday 28 May, 2019

Am I being a bad parent... by worrying about when to tell my new boss that I'm pregnant?

This week, one expectant mum is wondering when the right time to share her news is.

# aibabp - Tuesday 21 May, 2019

Am I being a bad parent... by thinking it's okay to use the iPad as a distraction tool?

This week, one reader is wondering if she’s been relying on screen time too much with her four year-old.

# aibabp - Tuesday 14 May, 2019

Am I being a bad parent... by teaching my four-year-old about 'bad people' so soon?

This week, one reader wants her daughter to know that she can refuse a hug or kiss.

# aibabp - Tuesday 7 May, 2019

Am I being a bad parent... by sharing my pregnancy news too soon?

This week, one mum-to-be realises she’s going to have to start telling people earlier than she’d planned.

# aibabp - Tuesday 30 April, 2019

Am I being a bad parent... by telling my mother-in-law I don't want her minding the baby?

This week, one parent doesn’t know to handle an offer she doesn’t want.

# aibabp - Tuesday 23 April, 2019

Am I being a bad parent... by telling the childminder to stop using baby talk?

This week, one parent would prefer full sentences only, please.

# 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.

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