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#Parenting

# parenting - Thursday 6 February, 2014

Three-quarters of Irish people don't believe slapping children works

Two children’s rights groups want the practice outlawed.

# parenting - Sunday 2 February, 2014

Column: Should I intervene if a child is having a tantrum?

Tantrums are hard. They’re hard on the child and on the parents – but what should you do if you see a stranger’s child having a tantrum? Sinéad Fox gives some tips.

# parenting - Saturday 1 February, 2014

Column: How to care for your relationship once you have a baby

No matter how much preparation you do, the reality of caring for your new baby can overwhelm you. Follow these tips to keep your relationship on track once your bundle of joy arrives, writes Martina Newe.

# parenting - Thursday 30 January, 2014

Column: Yes, I leave work on time – that doesn't mean I don't work hard

Employers need to ensure they’re not discriminating against working parents that are organised enough to leave at 5 o’clock – judge the output, not the hours, writes Andrea Mara.

# parenting - Sunday 26 January, 2014

From The Daily Edge The characteristics of the Parental Sex Talk Let's Talk About Sex

The characteristics of the Parental Sex Talk

Aside from general embarrassment, of course.

# parenting - Friday 24 January, 2014

From The Daily Edge 8 amazing Vines to celebrate the app's first birthday You're So Vine

8 amazing Vines to celebrate the app's first birthday

Who knew six seconds could be so magical?

# parenting - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

WATCH: How the child of a lesbian couple sums up Ireland's family laws

Angela O’Connell uses a four-minute speech – and her little boy’s family drawing – to argue for change.

From The Daily Edge These parental techniques betray the true differences between dogs and cats Cats Vs Dogs

These parental techniques betray the true differences between dogs and cats

Well, are cats really the jerks? Yes, it seems they are.

Column: Five things I swore I'd never do if I had kids...

(… and guess how that worked out)

# parenting - Saturday 18 January, 2014

Shared parenting "penalised" as single parents receive 2014 tax credit certs

Tax credits for single parents are now only available to one parent regardless of custody arrangements.

# parenting - Saturday 11 January, 2014

Parents suffer broken bones in violent attacks by their children

Teenage issues and aggression are the most common reasons for calls to a helpline for parents in Ireland.

# parenting - Monday 6 January, 2014

Column: Having ‘the’ chat with your children… how to talk about sex and puberty

Parents are often unsure about how much to say to their children about sex – and at what age – but a little preparation goes a long way, writes Martina Newe.

# parenting - Monday 23 December, 2013

From The Daily Edge Parents adorably recreate movie scenes using their baby and some cardboard Child's Play

Parents adorably recreate movie scenes using their baby and some cardboard

Babies. What are they for, if not our amusement?

# parenting - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

Irish boy contracts potentially fatal tetanus infection

The HSE are stressing the importance of vaccination against tetanus which causes death in between 10-25 per cent of cases.

# parenting - Thursday 28 November, 2013

From The Daily Edge Artist colours in his children's drawings with magical results Colours Of The World

Artist colours in his children's drawings with magical results

This is true collaboration.

# parenting - Monday 4 November, 2013

Growing up in Ireland: How stress and depression can impact on parenting

The latest report from the Growing Up in Ireland study has examined the role of parenting on infant development.

# parenting - Saturday 26 October, 2013

From The Daily Edge 14 families who have totally nailed dressing up for Halloween Halloween

14 families who have totally nailed dressing up for Halloween

What, your family doesn’t dress up in immaculately made themed costumes?

# parenting - Tuesday 22 October, 2013

From The Daily Edge Adorable dad freaks out over son's good maths grade Happy Father Day

Adorable dad freaks out over son's good maths grade

Now that’s parenting!

# parenting - Sunday 6 October, 2013

From The Daily Edge The all-time scariest things your parents said to you as a kid The Wooden Spoon

The all-time scariest things your parents said to you as a kid

Quivering in our little boots, we were.

# parenting - Monday 23 September, 2013

From The Daily Edge 12 jobs that made your young life miserable Hard Labour

12 jobs that made your young life miserable

Parents, you are cruel.

# parenting - Monday 16 September, 2013

From The Daily Edge 3-year-old attempts to convince her dad to buy her My Little Ponies Kid Logic

3-year-old attempts to convince her dad to buy her My Little Ponies

She is very logical. And cold.

Parents to receive anti-bullying training under new scheme

Up to 70 anti-bullying classes will be run by the National Parents Councils after €40,000 in funding was made available by the Department of Education.

# parenting - Saturday 14 September, 2013

From The Daily Edge 9 small things that made your day as a kid (but probably don't anymore) Grounded

9 small things that made your day as a kid (but probably don't anymore)

Great things come in small packages.

# parenting - Saturday 7 September, 2013

From The Daily Edge The Guide To Recreating Your Childhood Photos Deja Vu

The Guide To Recreating Your Childhood Photos

Illustrated by some fantastic recreated childhood photos, appropriately enough.

# parenting - Wednesday 4 September, 2013

Column: We should ban smacking – but we also need to help parents to do their job

Children’s charities want introduce legislation to ban smacking. That’s great – but it also needs to ensure parents get the balance right between positive parenting and discipline, writes Martina Newe.

# parenting - Monday 2 September, 2013

From The Daily Edge 9 frustrating phrases every Irish parent uses We'll See

9 frustrating phrases every Irish parent uses

‘We’ll see.’ Is there anything less satisfying?

# parenting - Tuesday 27 August, 2013

From The Daily Edge Little girl loses it when she sees dad on Skype Daddy Dearest

Little girl loses it when she sees dad on Skype

She’s 20 months old, and she’s adorable.

# parenting - Saturday 24 August, 2013

From The Daily Edge Are you an only child? You'll understand these problems All By Myself

Are you an only child? You'll understand these problems

Did you grow up without any brothers or sisters? We understand.

# parenting - Thursday 8 August, 2013

From The Daily Edge This is how you trick a kid into eating vegetables Now That's Parenting This post contains videos

This is how you trick a kid into eating vegetables

It’s evil genius at its very best.

# parenting - Saturday 3 August, 2013

From The Daily Edge 11 kids who may need a hand cleaning up You're Grounded

11 kids who may need a hand cleaning up

Grab a dust pan and brush. Things are about to get messy.

# parenting - Friday 2 August, 2013

From The Daily Edge Now that's what you call creative discipline! Crime And Punishment

Now that's what you call creative discipline!

There’s more than one way to teach a kid a lesson.

# parenting - Monday 22 July, 2013

Qualifications in centre-based childcare 'relatively low'

An ESRI survey showed that 60% of children at nine months are still cared for by parents.

# parenting - Friday 12 July, 2013

Diary of a First Time Dad: Joy, queasiness, and getting through an Irish wedding unrumbled

My wife and I talked abstractly about having children one day – but our baby obviously had plans of its own. Now, we’re handling the joy and challenges of pregnancy and impending parenthood, writes Patrick McCarry.

# parenting - Friday 5 July, 2013

From The Daily Edge Haircut or abuse of parental power?  You decide Hairy Situations

Haircut or abuse of parental power? You decide

Parenting isn’t all about nutrition and cuddles you know.

# parenting - Monday 24 June, 2013

From The Daily Edge Keep an eye on your kids or face dire, dire consequences... CERTAIN DOOM

Keep an eye on your kids or face dire, dire consequences...

…as these signs demonstrate.

# parenting - Sunday 16 June, 2013

From The Daily Edge 9 empty threats our parents used to love Wooden Spoon

9 empty threats our parents used to love

Just you WAIT until your Dad hears about this.

Column: Fathers, appreciate time with your kids before they grow up

Parenting isn’t always easy but don’t forget to savour the time you have with your children when you have the chance, writes Adrian Millar.

# parenting - Monday 3 June, 2013

Column: Being a stay-at-home father was challenging until I found my inner strength

Fathers who choose to be the primary care-givers come up against some challenging attitudes – but once they begin to believe in themselves as parents, they can really appreciate the rewards of bringing up children, writes Adrian Millar.

# parenting - Sunday 26 May, 2013

From The Daily Edge 13 things people with babies do

13 things people with babies do

You! Holding the child! We’re talking to you!

# parenting - Thursday 23 May, 2013

From The Daily Edge Conversation between a dad and his 2-year-old reenacted by grownups She's The Boss This post contains videos

Conversation between a dad and his 2-year-old reenacted by grownups

‘You can’t talk to her…she’s the princess.’