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#Parenting

# parenting - Sunday 4 October, 2015

We were better parents before smartphones
# Opinion
# Opinion

We were better parents before smartphones

Oct 4th 2015, 6:30 PM 357 Views 31 Comments

There’s something slightly tragic about the sight of a two -year-old tugging at his mother’s trouser leg as she scrolls or the kid who is perilously close to falling off the high bars as Dad checks the latest score, writes Claire Micks.

# parenting - Thursday 24 September, 2015

Parents are losing the rag over this book's cheeky name
# Do Ya Wanna
From The Daily Edge
# Do Ya Wanna

Parents are losing the rag over this book's cheeky name

Sep 24th 2015, 11:35 AM 4,602 Views 2 Comments

But there’s just one problem…

# parenting - Tuesday 15 September, 2015

A Dad made a book out of all the ludicrous things he says to his toddlers
# Extreme Parenting
From The Daily Edge
# Extreme Parenting

A Dad made a book out of all the ludicrous things he says to his toddlers

Sep 15th 2015, 2:02 PM 8,911 Views 0 Comments

“He’s your brother, not a pull toy.”

# parenting - Thursday 10 September, 2015

All new parents will relate to the hilarious sign on this Mam's front door
# Don't Knock
From The Daily Edge
# Don't Knock

All new parents will relate to the hilarious sign on this Mam's front door

Sep 10th 2015, 9:14 AM 6,755 Views 0 Comments

“Only knock on this door if you’re Gary Barlow.”

# parenting - Thursday 27 August, 2015

Watch these giddy twins 'fall asleep' the second they hear their mam's voice
# Twin Telepathy
From The Daily Edge
# Twin Telepathy

Watch these giddy twins 'fall asleep' the second they hear their mam's voice

Aug 27th 2015, 7:32 AM 5,212 Views 1 Comment

MESSERS.

# parenting - Tuesday 25 August, 2015

This dad's sweet reaction to his son buying an Ariel doll is going viral
# Top Dad
From The Daily Edge
# Top Dad

This dad's sweet reaction to his son buying an Ariel doll is going viral

Aug 25th 2015, 7:40 AM 6,385 Views 4 Comments

“How do you think a dad feels when his son wants to get this? YEAH!”

# parenting - Monday 10 August, 2015

David Beckham was not happy with the Daily Mail and let it be known
# Dummygate
From The Daily Edge
# Dummygate

David Beckham was not happy with the Daily Mail and let it be known

Aug 10th 2015, 7:51 PM 9,998 Views 10 Comments

FIGHT.

# parenting - Saturday 25 July, 2015

Parents are posting pictures of their kids' 'poo faces' online, and it's hilariously gross
# Poo Face
From The Daily Edge
# Poo Face

Parents are posting pictures of their kids' 'poo faces' online, and it's hilariously gross

Jul 25th 2015, 3:39 PM 13,618 Views 7 Comments

If you’re happy in your nappy clap your hands…

# parenting - Wednesday 22 July, 2015

A woman shut a toddler in a washing machine for a 'laugh' and no one was impressed
# Bad Move
From The Daily Edge
# Bad Move

A woman shut a toddler in a washing machine for a 'laugh' and no one was impressed

Jul 22nd 2015, 7:55 PM 6,522 Views 5 Comments

Courtney Stewart said the toddler, who has Down’s syndrome, “loves the washing machine”.

# parenting - Sunday 12 July, 2015

This fed-up mother of twins had a novel solution to silence prying strangers
# Twin Trouble
From The Daily Edge
# Twin Trouble

This fed-up mother of twins had a novel solution to silence prying strangers

Jul 12th 2015, 1:50 PM 10,209 Views 8 Comments

“Conceived by f**king”.

# parenting - Friday 19 June, 2015

16 tweets that perfectly sum up being a parent
# 99 Problems
From The Daily Edge
# 99 Problems

16 tweets that perfectly sum up being a parent

Jun 19th 2015, 4:45 PM 9,780 Views 1 Comment

It’s the little struggles.

# parenting - Thursday 18 June, 2015

Don't push your children into careers they're not suited for – it can backfire
# Opinion
# Opinion

Don't push your children into careers they're not suited for – it can backfire

Jun 18th 2015, 8:00 PM 10,689 Views 12 Comments

It can be hard to do, but sometimes we should back off and let young people make their own decisions.

# parenting - Monday 1 June, 2015

Poll: Is it okay to smoke around your children?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Is it okay to smoke around your children?

Jun 1st 2015, 1:05 PM 26,411 Views 83 Comments

Yes, no or sometimes?

# parenting - Monday 18 May, 2015

Rich New York mums are getting 'wife bonuses' from their banker husbands
# Nice Little Earner
# Nice Little Earner

Rich New York mums are getting 'wife bonuses' from their banker husbands

May 18th 2015, 3:15 PM 32,994 Views 23 Comments

And the payments are performance-related, apparently.

# parenting - Sunday 17 May, 2015

'We thought we could set up an online shop, work from home and make a fortune'
# Sister Act
# Sister Act

'We thought we could set up an online shop, work from home and make a fortune'

May 17th 2015, 6:00 PM 34,466 Views 15 Comments

One of the sisters behind Clevamama tells us about building an award-winning export business.

# parenting - Saturday 9 May, 2015

Five presents you should never buy other people’s kids
# Opinion
# Opinion

Five presents you should never buy other people’s kids

May 9th 2015, 12:00 PM 1,262 Views 47 Comments

All ye generous friends and family out there, please remember – a present is for life, not just for the first five minutes.

# parenting - Friday 8 May, 2015

Jimmy Kimmel asked kids which parent they love more and they had no bother picking
# Sh*t Kids Say
From The Daily Edge
# Sh*t Kids Say

Jimmy Kimmel asked kids which parent they love more and they had no bother picking

May 8th 2015, 7:30 PM 6,340 Views 1 Comment

What’s wrong with dad :(

# parenting - Sunday 19 April, 2015

Are your little ones fussy eaters? Here's how to make dinnertime feel less like a raging battle
# Eat Up
# Eat Up

Are your little ones fussy eaters? Here's how to make dinnertime feel less like a raging battle

Apr 19th 2015, 8:00 PM 19,892 Views 26 Comments

Child and adolescent psychotherapist Colman Noctor gave us some top tips for parents.

# parenting - Tuesday 14 April, 2015

Attention parents: We'll have an expert in for a LIVE Q&A to answer your questions
# Think Of The Children
# Think Of The Children

Attention parents: We'll have an expert in for a LIVE Q&A to answer your questions

Apr 14th 2015, 7:30 AM 21,591 Views 44 Comments

Are you having problems with your little ones? Ask the expert…

# parenting - Sunday 15 March, 2015

What Kind Of Parent Will You Be?
# Quiz
From The Daily Edge
# Quiz

What Kind Of Parent Will You Be?

Mar 15th 2015, 11:00 PM 14,596 Views 7 Comments

Are you ready?

Want to help your kids survive in today's world? Teach them to cop on
# Get It Together
# Get It Together

Want to help your kids survive in today's world? Teach them to cop on

Mar 15th 2015, 6:00 PM 28,679 Views 15 Comments

The fake Internet world our children are growing up in is making them more vulnerable in the real world – but you can help.

# parenting - Monday 9 March, 2015

The pressure to breastfeed can be overwhelming and failure can be crippling
# Opinion
# Opinion

The pressure to breastfeed can be overwhelming and failure can be crippling

Mar 9th 2015, 8:00 AM 2,682 Views 104 Comments

Many women are simply unable to breastfeed – and they shouldn’t be made to feel like failures for it.

# parenting - Monday 16 February, 2015

'The telly is the most effective, reliable and cheap form of babysitter known to man'
# Tune Out
# Tune Out

'The telly is the most effective, reliable and cheap form of babysitter known to man'

Feb 16th 2015, 6:10 PM 57 Views 22 Comments

Telly is powerful stuff – for both parent and child.

# parenting - Friday 6 February, 2015

Opinion: Good riddance to Black January – it hasn't been kind to us parents
# Sick And Tired
# Sick And Tired

Opinion: Good riddance to Black January – it hasn't been kind to us parents

Feb 6th 2015, 1:00 PM 30 Views 16 Comments

I have lines on my face that weren’t there in 2014. A month of rolling childhood illnesses will do that to you.

Poll: Is it ever okay to smack your children?
# Corporal Punishment
# Corporal Punishment

Poll: Is it ever okay to smack your children?

Feb 6th 2015, 8:45 AM 29,095 Views 175 Comments

The Pope says it is, sometimes.

# parenting - Sunday 18 January, 2015

Reflections on two years of fatherhood: I never thought I could love so much (or be so tired)
# Parenting
# Parenting

Reflections on two years of fatherhood: I never thought I could love so much (or be so tired)

Jan 18th 2015, 8:45 AM 948 Views 35 Comments

I used to think that male friends who openly expressed their love for their young children were going soft, I now find myself feeling the same way.

# parenting - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

Opinion: Postnatal depression filled me with an all-consuming, terrifying and explosive rage
# Postnatal Depression
# Postnatal Depression

Opinion: Postnatal depression filled me with an all-consuming, terrifying and explosive rage

Jan 14th 2015, 5:00 PM 4,147 Views 12 Comments

When you think of ‘depression’, feelings of sadness and anxiety might come to mind – but anger is powerful (often overlooked) emotion.

# parenting - Monday 12 January, 2015

Opinion: 'My daughter is happy. My daughter has two homes.'
# Co-parenting
# Co-parenting

Opinion: 'My daughter is happy. My daughter has two homes.'

Jan 12th 2015, 8:00 PM 110 Views 7 Comments

Co-parenting after the breakdown of a relationship can be difficult – but, with a little humility and cooperation, you can do the best for your child.

# parenting - Sunday 4 January, 2015

Opinion: On motherhood, postnatal depression, and being kind to yourself
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: On motherhood, postnatal depression, and being kind to yourself

Jan 4th 2015, 8:45 AM 155 Views 26 Comments

Looking back, there is so much I wish I’d known. Yes, we were told life would never be the same again, but that doesn’t even begin to cover it.

# parenting - Sunday 28 December, 2014

Opinion: Survival strategies for parents to get through long dark winter weekends
# Activities For Kids
# Activities For Kids

Opinion: Survival strategies for parents to get through long dark winter weekends

Dec 28th 2014, 7:00 PM 90 Views 12 Comments

On overcast, rainy weekends, it can be tough to keep them occupied.

# parenting - Monday 15 December, 2014

This warning letter from Santa to a naughty kid is genius parenting
# On The Naughty List
From The Daily Edge
# On The Naughty List

This warning letter from Santa to a naughty kid is genius parenting

Dec 15th 2014, 8:48 AM 26,835 Views 3 Comments

Santa isn’t taking any crap this year.

# parenting - Sunday 14 December, 2014

Opinion: Stay-at-home fathers are still seen as a 'novelty' but perceptions are slowly changing
# Parenting
# Parenting

Opinion: Stay-at-home fathers are still seen as a 'novelty' but perceptions are slowly changing

Dec 14th 2014, 7:45 PM 126 Views 23 Comments

In the future we will no longer think in terms of stay-at-home ‘mothers’ or ‘fathers’, and instead just refer to stay-at-home parents.

# parenting - Wednesday 3 December, 2014

Opinion: Christmas – the season of sugar-laced tantrums, queues, and unreasonable demands
# Ho Ho No
# Ho Ho No

Opinion: Christmas – the season of sugar-laced tantrums, queues, and unreasonable demands

Dec 3rd 2014, 8:00 PM 26 Views 4 Comments

One disastrous shopping attempt and an aborted visit to see the Christmas tree lights are all you need to find what’s really important in the run-up to Christmas…

# parenting - Thursday 27 November, 2014

This cinema is giving parents earplugs for a Frozen sing-along
# Please Make It Stop
# Please Make It Stop

This cinema is giving parents earplugs for a Frozen sing-along

Nov 27th 2014, 6:59 PM 15,453 Views 19 Comments

Please and thank you.

# parenting - Sunday 16 November, 2014

Opinion: The unwritten rule that helps stressed parents through the tough days
# Mothership
# Mothership

Opinion: The unwritten rule that helps stressed parents through the tough days

Nov 16th 2014, 7:30 PM 79 Views 20 Comments

There’s a casual solidarity between parents of young children that can lift you up on the lonely days.

# parenting - Saturday 15 November, 2014

Opinion: Detachment parenting – deliver, bond, and then deposit in creche
# BYE BYE BABY
# BYE BYE BABY

Opinion: Detachment parenting – deliver, bond, and then deposit in creche

Nov 15th 2014, 7:00 PM 7,125 Views 65 Comments

Many parents have no choice but to return to work when their babies are still very young – and the process is a bit brutal on all concerned.

# parenting - Friday 31 October, 2014

Separated father with joint custody wrongly granted single person rent allowance
# Family Circumstances
# Family Circumstances

Separated father with joint custody wrongly granted single person rent allowance

Oct 31st 2014, 4:44 PM 24,601 Views 77 Comments

The High Court ruled that the decision must be reviewed.

# parenting - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

Opinion: Irish family life has changed dramatically in just one generation
# Parenting
# Parenting

Opinion: Irish family life has changed dramatically in just one generation

Oct 21st 2014, 8:50 PM 1,545 Views 22 Comments

Domestic life is more diverse than ever – but strong relationships, love and support within families are more important than their structure.

# parenting - Saturday 4 October, 2014

Opinion: Is it worse for your child to bite, or be bitten?
# Toddlers
# Toddlers

Opinion: Is it worse for your child to bite, or be bitten?

Oct 4th 2014, 12:00 PM 2,204 Views 21 Comments

It now seems ‘the first bite’ has been added to the long list of modern-day childhood milestones.

# parenting - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

Mum chronicles her 4-year-old daughter's 'innocent' insults
# Hey Mom
From The Daily Edge
# Hey Mom

Mum chronicles her 4-year-old daughter's 'innocent' insults

Oct 1st 2014, 4:40 PM 10,905 Views 1 Comment

“You have so many hairs on your face. Is that a moustache or a beard?”