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#mums and dads

# mums-and-dads - Tuesday 16 January, 2018

Parents Panel: Do you set chores and household tasks for your little ones?

Tidying up, making breakfast, and sharing the load with mum and dad.

# mums-and-dads - Thursday 21 December, 2017

Parents Panel: What's the best piece of parenting advice you've ever been given?

Don’t compare, treat your kids with respect – and stock up on ‘essentials’ before giving birth.

# mums-and-dads - Tuesday 12 December, 2017

Parents Panel: What's the usual bedtime routine in your house?

Late night singsongs, timed YouTube sessions and lots of ‘ssssh’-ing…

# mums-and-dads - Wednesday 29 November, 2017

Parents Panel: How do you manage to stay within budget at Christmas?

Supervising Santa lists, buying second-hand – and turning off the TV.

# mums-and-dads - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

Parents Panel: What tactics do you use to make sure homework gets done?

‘I tell them they don’t have to do it – but that they’ll have to explain themselves to the teacher the next day.’

# mums-and-dads - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

Parents Panel: How did you decide where your baby should sleep?

Night feeds, room-sharing – and a menagerie of soft toys in the bed.

# mums-and-dads - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

Parents Panel: How do you keep your kids active during the colder months?

YouTube dance videos, baby yoga, and getting outside rain or shine.

# mums-and-dads - Wednesday 1 November, 2017

Parents Panel: What potty training tactics worked with your toddler?

‘Every few minutes we’d ask if he needed to go to the toilet, and no matter what he said, we’d bring him.’

# mums-and-dads - Wednesday 25 October, 2017

Parents Panel: What rules do you have about sugar and junk food in your house?

Homemade alternatives, Friday treat days and a total fizzy drinks ban.

# mums-and-dads - Wednesday 18 October, 2017

Parents Panel: What's one thing you've done to teach your kids the value of money?

Piggy banks, written budgets and pocket money top-ups for big chores.

# mums-and-dads - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

Parents Panel: How do you manage childcare for your kids?

The drop-offs, the pick-ups… and the fee negotiations.

# mums-and-dads - Wednesday 27 September, 2017

Parents Panel: What do you put in your child's lunchbox?

Friday treats, homemade flapjacks… and no sandwich crusts, please.

# mums-and-dads - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

Parents Panel: How did you wean your little one onto solid foods?

Feeding schedules, tantrums and lots of mess.

# mums-and-dads - Wednesday 30 August, 2017

Parents Panel: How do you make mornings less stressful in your house?

Strict timetables, a colour-coded whiteboard – and plenty of adrenaline.

# mums-and-dads - Wednesday 23 August, 2017

Parents Panel: What's one thing you do to make the return to school go smoothly?

Special first-day breakfasts, shopping for school supplies, and new bedtime routines.

# mums-and-dads - Wednesday 16 August, 2017

Parents Panel: How do you manage to fit in quality time with your kids?

From Star Wars viewings to cooking dinner together with pre-teens.

# mums-and-dads - Wednesday 9 August, 2017

Parents Panel: How do you limit screen time for your little ones?

From pulling the plug on Wi-Fi to banning the Xbox on weekdays.

# mums-and-dads - Wednesday 2 August, 2017

Parents Panel: What's your one tip to keep kids busy over the summer?

The zoo, Tayto Park and making Dr Seuss-inspired slime.

# mums-and-dads - Wednesday 26 July, 2017

Parents Panel: What have you tried to get your kids to eat?

Blitzing vegetables, toys at the table and rainbow pancakes.

# mums-and-dads - Wednesday 19 July, 2017

Parents Panel: Which 'must-have' parenting purchase turned out to be a waste of money?

Fancy high chairs, environmentally-friendly nappies, and all those ballet classes…

# mums-and-dads - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

Parents Panel: What's one thing you tried to get your little one off to sleep?

Co-sleeping, late night drives… and a run-in with the Gardaí.

# mums-and-dads - Wednesday 5 July, 2017

Parents Panel: What's the one thing you wish you'd been told before having kids?

Meet our brand new panel of mums and dads.

# mums-and-dads - Monday 26 June, 2017

Mums and dads, we want you: Join TheJournal.ie's Parents Panel

Share your experiences with us and earn some seriously sweet rewards in return.

# mums-and-dads - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

From The Daily Edge 14 parents casually destroying their kids' lives on Facebook Noooooo