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# Parenting

This month
February 2024
Parenting: Manifesting? Would ya go away outta that
Last month
January 2024
Parenting: I've had it with January, is it nearly over?
Last year
2023
Parenting: 'As a rough guide, I would say to expect 78 new WhatsApp groups per child, per term'
Parenting: When we were growing up, our parents weren't bombarded by images of perfection
Parenting: 'We can't block technology for our kids - that ship has sailed'
Parenting: 'I've realised that to raise resilient kids I need to practice what I preach'
Parenting: 'I decided that this would be the summer we would give them a love of reading'
Surrogacy: Hannah McCarthy travels to Kenya and finds a growing number of surrogate cases there
Parenting: No more school lunches to be made? Praise be!
Bluebell baby monitors 'no longer safe' as regulator issues recall
Parenting: 'The mental load of June is real - I'll be spending it in a state of disarray'
Parenting: 'Learning the art of resting was a gamechanger for me'
Parent: 'When she can’t figure something out for homework, we head into nuclear meltdown'
Opinion: 'Phones have become a battleground for parenting in the age of social media'
All time
Pilot 'baby bundles' to be given to new parents
Opinion: Advice for parents on how to push back on their kids' use of technology
Opinion: How to talk to your children about the war in Ukraine
Opinion: We owe teachers our thanks for the last two years whether we give them gifts or not
'I have no idea who will mind my children': Readers' stories of Ireland's childcare crisis
Every year, tens of thousands of parents around the country seek out childcare, but many say it has become an increasingly difficult search.
We asked readers to share their experiences and struggles with childcare in Ireland.
Here are their stories, collected by Lauren Boland.
Have you faced difficulties finding childcare for your young child? We want to hear your story
Ciara Attwell of My Fussy Eater shares tips and recipes to simplify family food
Opinion: Maternity leave in lockdown was no picnic, so please don't forget new parents
Column: 'We're worried our son will become an orphan due to our lack of rights'
'What we have in Ireland is not equal': Same-sex parents call for more legal rights to their children
Column: Top tips for parents to avoid a holiday from hell this summer
Opinion: Claims culture is out of control - as play centres close due to being sued for kids falling
Opinion: How to deal with your child's fear of the monsters under the bed
Opinion: You might need to simplify your child's lunch so they actually eat it
'Helicopter parents: If you let your child fall down they might just learn to get back up again'
Opinion: If you are planning on passing off your unwanted junk food as presents - stop!
Cry for help as new group says services for children of alcoholics are 'non-existent'
Same-sex couples will be able to use ‘parent’ on birth certificates under new law
Opinion: Top five parenting tips to surviving Christmas
Too loud, too bright, too fast, too tight: Christmas can be a nightmare of anxiety for children with autism
Expert tips for parents who discover that their teenager drinks alcohol
Opinion: The Supermum myth needs to be exposed
Robot babysitters and poop-predicting nappies: Here's the future of being a good parent
'When a sick baby with partial facial paralysis smiles, it’s golden. Especially if it’s my baby'
'I won’t ever be able to understand exactly how the HPV vaccine works. So as a parent I have to trust the experts'
People are describing parenting in 5 words or less, and it's as accurate as it gets