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# am-i-being-a-bad-parent - Tuesday 24 March, 2020

Am I being a bad parent... by using the TV to keep my kids quiet while I work from home?
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Am I being a bad parent... by using the TV to keep my kids quiet while I work from home?

Mar 24th 2020, 5:10 PM 2,187 Views 2 Comments

Three experts share their thoughts on a situation many parents have found themselves in lately.

# am-i-being-a-bad-parent - Monday 16 March, 2020

Am I being a bad parent... by arguing with my husband in front of our kids?
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Am I being a bad parent... by arguing with my husband in front of our kids?

Mar 16th 2020, 5:05 PM 2,457 Views 0 Comments

Should arguments happen away from the kids – or do they show that we’re human?

# am-i-being-a-bad-parent - Tuesday 10 March, 2020

Am I being a bad parent... by returning to work full-time when my son doesn't seem ready?
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Am I being a bad parent... by returning to work full-time when my son doesn't seem ready?

Mar 10th 2020, 5:25 PM 1,802 Views 0 Comments

Three Irish experts have their say.

# am-i-being-a-bad-parent - Tuesday 3 March, 2020

Am I being a bad parent... by asking people to turn off the TV around my kids?
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Am I being a bad parent... by asking people to turn off the TV around my kids?

Mar 3rd 2020, 4:29 PM 1,482 Views 1 Comment

How far should I push the ‘no screens’ rule? Three experts weigh in.

# am-i-being-a-bad-parent - Tuesday 25 February, 2020

Am I being a bad parent... by stopping my four-year-old from going to birthday parties?
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Am I being a bad parent... by stopping my four-year-old from going to birthday parties?

Feb 25th 2020, 5:05 PM 2,523 Views 0 Comments

Social activities are important for development, but are they always worth the stress they can cause?

# am-i-being-a-bad-parent - Tuesday 18 February, 2020

Am I being a bad parent... by not getting a family pet?
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Am I being a bad parent... by not getting a family pet?

Feb 18th 2020, 5:41 PM 2,739 Views 2 Comments

Say no, or give in to the constant pleas for a dog? Three experts have their say.

# am-i-being-a-bad-parent - Tuesday 11 February, 2020

Am I being a bad parent... by making my sons share a room for convenience?
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Am I being a bad parent... by making my sons share a room for convenience?

Feb 11th 2020, 4:59 PM 3,523 Views 2 Comments

Three Irish experts have their say.

# am-i-being-a-bad-parent - Tuesday 4 February, 2020

Am I being a bad parent... by wishing my maternity leave was over a little sooner?
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Am I being a bad parent... by wishing my maternity leave was over a little sooner?

Feb 4th 2020, 5:45 PM 1,906 Views 1 Comment

Irish parenting experts hear from a new mum who is missing her old routines.

# am-i-being-a-bad-parent - Tuesday 28 January, 2020

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

Jan 28th 2020, 5:22 PM 1,328 Views 0 Comments

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

# am-i-being-a-bad-parent - Tuesday 21 January, 2020

Am I being a bad parent... by using a smartphone to distract my cranky baby?
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Am I being a bad parent... by using a smartphone to distract my cranky baby?

Jan 21st 2020, 5:33 PM 1,886 Views 2 Comments

It’s a quick fix, but will it cause issues in the long term? Irish experts have their say.

# am-i-being-a-bad-parent - Tuesday 14 January, 2020

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

Jan 14th 2020, 4:56 PM 1,859 Views 0 Comments

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

# am-i-being-a-bad-parent - Tuesday 7 January, 2020

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

Jan 7th 2020, 4:51 PM 1,745 Views 1 Comment

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

# am-i-being-a-bad-parent - Wednesday 18 December, 2019

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

Dec 18th 2019, 3:30 PM 1,793 Views 1 Comment

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

# am-i-being-a-bad-parent - Monday 16 December, 2019

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

Dec 16th 2019, 2:42 PM 1,651 Views 0 Comments

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

# am-i-being-a-bad-parent - Tuesday 10 December, 2019

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

Dec 10th 2019, 2:39 PM 2,203 Views 1 Comment

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

# am-i-being-a-bad-parent - Monday 9 December, 2019

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

Dec 9th 2019, 10:32 AM 1,438 Views 0 Comments

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

# am-i-being-a-bad-parent - Tuesday 3 December, 2019

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

Dec 3rd 2019, 4:59 PM 1,944 Views 0 Comments

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

# am-i-being-a-bad-parent - Tuesday 26 November, 2019

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

Nov 26th 2019, 5:05 PM 1,278 Views 0 Comments

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

# am-i-being-a-bad-parent - Tuesday 19 November, 2019

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

Nov 19th 2019, 5:21 PM 1,682 Views 1 Comment

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

# am-i-being-a-bad-parent - Tuesday 12 November, 2019

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

Nov 12th 2019, 5:23 PM 1,715 Views 0 Comments

Two experts weigh in on this sensitive and personal topic.

# am-i-being-a-bad-parent - Tuesday 5 November, 2019

Am I being a bad parent... by letting my two-year-old sleep in our room for another year?
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Am I being a bad parent... by letting my two-year-old sleep in our room for another year?

Nov 5th 2019, 5:21 PM 1,938 Views 0 Comments

Will the move make things more complicated in the long run? Two experts have their say.

# am-i-being-a-bad-parent - Tuesday 29 October, 2019

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

Oct 29th 2019, 4:45 PM 1,878 Views 0 Comments

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

# am-i-being-a-bad-parent - Tuesday 22 October, 2019

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

Oct 22nd 2019, 4:51 PM 1,509 Views 0 Comments

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

# am-i-being-a-bad-parent - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

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

Oct 15th 2019, 5:31 PM 2,329 Views 2 Comments

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

# am-i-being-a-bad-parent - Tuesday 8 October, 2019

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

Oct 8th 2019, 5:05 PM 2,025 Views 0 Comments

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

# am-i-being-a-bad-parent - Tuesday 1 October, 2019

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

Oct 1st 2019, 4:57 PM 2,354 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Sep 24th 2019, 4:49 PM 1,803 Views 1 Comment

Three experts weigh in on this tricky reader question.

# am-i-being-a-bad-parent - Tuesday 10 September, 2019

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

Sep 10th 2019, 4:59 PM 1,440 Views 1 Comment

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

# am-i-being-a-bad-parent - Tuesday 3 September, 2019

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

Sep 3rd 2019, 5:32 PM 2,009 Views 0 Comments

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

# am-i-being-a-bad-parent - Tuesday 27 August, 2019

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

Aug 27th 2019, 5:26 PM 2,125 Views 3 Comments

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

# am-i-being-a-bad-parent - Tuesday 20 August, 2019

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

Aug 20th 2019, 5:32 PM 2,326 Views 0 Comments

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

# am-i-being-a-bad-parent - Tuesday 13 August, 2019

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

Aug 13th 2019, 5:22 PM 1,849 Views 0 Comments

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

# am-i-being-a-bad-parent - Tuesday 6 August, 2019

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

Aug 6th 2019, 4:06 PM 1,773 Views 1 Comment

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

# am-i-being-a-bad-parent - Tuesday 30 July, 2019

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

Jul 30th 2019, 5:26 PM 2,249 Views 0 Comments

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

# am-i-being-a-bad-parent - Tuesday 23 July, 2019

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

Jul 23rd 2019, 5:30 PM 1,704 Views 0 Comments

Our four experts have their say.

# am-i-being-a-bad-parent - Tuesday 16 July, 2019

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

Jul 16th 2019, 4:33 PM 1,730 Views 1 Comment

A divisive reader dilemma for our four experts this week.

# am-i-being-a-bad-parent - Tuesday 9 July, 2019

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

Jul 9th 2019, 5:38 PM 1,503 Views 0 Comments

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

# am-i-being-a-bad-parent - Tuesday 2 July, 2019

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

Jul 2nd 2019, 5:31 PM 1,839 Views 0 Comments

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

# am-i-being-a-bad-parent - Tuesday 25 June, 2019

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

Jun 25th 2019, 5:22 PM 3,983 Views 4 Comments

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

# am-i-being-a-bad-parent - Tuesday 18 June, 2019

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

Jun 18th 2019, 5:37 PM 1,451 Views 0 Comments

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

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