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# parenting - Saturday 8 February, 2014

Column: Think playdates are all fun and games? Think again.
# Child's Play
# Child's Play

Column: Think playdates are all fun and games? Think again.

Feb 8th 2014, 12:00 PM 4,710 Views 25 Comments

Playdates are basically the office parties of kid-land: the stakes are higher than they seem and opting out is harder than you think, writes Emily Hourican.

# parenting - Thursday 6 February, 2014

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

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

Feb 6th 2014, 3:38 PM 13,343 Views 185 Comments

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?
# Toddler
# Toddler

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

Feb 2nd 2014, 7:30 PM 3,752 Views 149 Comments

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
# Baby Steps
# Baby Steps

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

Feb 1st 2014, 7:00 PM 44 Views 61 Comments

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
# Working Parents
# Working Parents

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

Jan 30th 2014, 12:54 PM 622 Views 44 Comments

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

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

The characteristics of the Parental Sex Talk

Jan 26th 2014, 1:00 PM 29,991 Views 29 Comments

Aside from general embarrassment, of course.

# parenting - Friday 24 January, 2014

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

8 amazing Vines to celebrate the app's first birthday

Jan 24th 2014, 4:43 PM 2,679 Views 0 Comments

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
# Four Minutes
# Four Minutes

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

Jan 21st 2014, 5:45 PM 20,746 Views 113 Comments

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

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

These parental techniques betray the true differences between dogs and cats

Jan 21st 2014, 1:35 PM 3,942 Views 4 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 21st 2014, 7:00 AM 298 Views 95 Comments

(… and guess how that worked out)

# parenting - Saturday 18 January, 2014

Shared parenting "penalised" as single parents receive 2014 tax credit certs
# One Parent Family
# One Parent Family

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

Jan 18th 2014, 10:45 AM 19,445 Views 96 Comments

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
# Parents
# Parents

Parents suffer broken bones in violent attacks by their children

Jan 11th 2014, 8:45 AM 13,950 Views 48 Comments

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
# The Talk
# The Talk

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

Jan 6th 2014, 7:00 AM 1,129 Views 45 Comments

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

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

Parents adorably recreate movie scenes using their baby and some cardboard

Dec 23rd 2013, 7:58 AM 3,253 Views 1 Comment

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

# parenting - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

Irish boy contracts potentially fatal tetanus infection
# Get Immunised
# Get Immunised

Irish boy contracts potentially fatal tetanus infection

Dec 18th 2013, 9:45 AM 23,372 Views 114 Comments

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

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

Artist colours in his children's drawings with magical results

Nov 28th 2013, 7:30 PM 4,866 Views 4 Comments

This is true collaboration.

# parenting - Monday 4 November, 2013

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

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

Nov 4th 2013, 6:00 AM 12,182 Views 9 Comments

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

# parenting - Saturday 26 October, 2013

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

14 families who have totally nailed dressing up for Halloween

Oct 26th 2013, 8:15 PM 56,004 Views 33 Comments

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

# parenting - Tuesday 22 October, 2013

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

Adorable dad freaks out over son's good maths grade

Oct 22nd 2013, 8:30 AM 3,730 Views 4 Comments

Now that’s parenting!

# parenting - Sunday 6 October, 2013

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

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

Oct 6th 2013, 8:15 PM 39,026 Views 135 Comments

Quivering in our little boots, we were.

# parenting - Monday 23 September, 2013

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

12 jobs that made your young life miserable

Sep 23rd 2013, 9:30 PM 25,337 Views 47 Comments

Parents, you are cruel.

# parenting - Monday 16 September, 2013

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

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

Sep 16th 2013, 4:52 PM 2,469 Views 1 Comment

She is very logical. And cold.

Parents to receive anti-bullying training under new scheme
# Bullying
# Bullying

Parents to receive anti-bullying training under new scheme

Sep 16th 2013, 6:30 AM 4,267 Views 13 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 14th 2013, 1:00 PM 41,694 Views 151 Comments

Great things come in small packages.

# parenting - Saturday 7 September, 2013

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

The Guide To Recreating Your Childhood Photos

Sep 7th 2013, 9:30 AM 25,286 Views 29 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Sep 4th 2013, 7:00 AM 74 Views 185 Comments

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

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

9 frustrating phrases every Irish parent uses

Sep 2nd 2013, 9:30 PM 50,764 Views 127 Comments

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

# parenting - Tuesday 27 August, 2013

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

Little girl loses it when she sees dad on Skype

Aug 27th 2013, 4:07 PM 2,697 Views 3 Comments

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

# parenting - Saturday 24 August, 2013

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

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

Aug 24th 2013, 8:15 PM 69,331 Views 107 Comments

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

# parenting - Thursday 8 August, 2013

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

This is how you trick a kid into eating vegetables

Aug 8th 2013, 3:00 PM 2,716 Views 1 Comment

It’s evil genius at its very best.

# parenting - Saturday 3 August, 2013

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

11 kids who may need a hand cleaning up

Aug 3rd 2013, 1:00 PM 24,913 Views 44 Comments

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

# parenting - Friday 2 August, 2013

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

Now that's what you call creative discipline!

Aug 2nd 2013, 9:30 PM 25,270 Views 42 Comments

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

# parenting - Monday 22 July, 2013

Qualifications in centre-based childcare 'relatively low'
# Under-qualified
# Under-qualified

Qualifications in centre-based childcare 'relatively low'

Jul 22nd 2013, 12:52 PM 3,641 Views 5 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Jul 12th 2013, 7:00 PM 61 Views 48 Comments

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

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

Haircut or abuse of parental power? You decide

Jul 5th 2013, 9:30 PM 24,061 Views 50 Comments

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

# parenting - Monday 24 June, 2013

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

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

Jun 24th 2013, 3:46 PM 1,972 Views 0 Comments

…as these signs demonstrate.

# parenting - Sunday 16 June, 2013

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

9 empty threats our parents used to love

Jun 16th 2013, 8:15 PM 49,324 Views 122 Comments

Just you WAIT until your Dad hears about this.

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

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

Jun 16th 2013, 7:30 PM 82 Views 13 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Jun 3rd 2013, 7:30 PM 178 Views 37 Comments

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

13 things people with babies do From The Daily Edge

13 things people with babies do

May 26th 2013, 8:15 PM 54,890 Views 120 Comments

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