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# early-childhood - Thursday 25 June, 2015

We need to recognise that emotional wellbeing is linked to early childhood experiences

The new Suicide Prevention Strategy launched this week misses one essential point: preventing suicide begins in infancy.

# early-childhood - Monday 15 June, 2015

'Government thinks it's perfectly acceptable for childcare workers to have absolutely no training'

The Department of Children and Youth Affairs has rowed back on its promise that every childcare worker will need a minimum qualification by this September.

# early-childhood - Monday 14 October, 2013

Column: Our children are an investment worth making

Budget 2014 is an opportunity to take stock of how we prioritise children and whether we put our money where our mouth is, writes Irene Gunning.

# early-childhood - Thursday 1 November, 2012

Column: Sweets and treats? We’re teaching children all the wrong lessons

Many parents use sweet food as a motivation for children, writes Joanna Fortune – but what effect does this have in later life?

# early-childhood - Wednesday 2 May, 2012

Breastfeeding could cut chances of childhood obesity by 50 per cent

New research shows that babies who are breastfed for six months or more have their chances of obesity by nine years cut by more than half.

# early-childhood - Saturday 8 October, 2011

Violence in adults could be determined in first three years of life - or even in the womb

Early intervention is vital to save children from future aggressive behavioural trends according to yesterday’s infant mental health conference in Dublin.