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Dublin: 12 °C Tuesday 26 March, 2019

Bumps in the night: How should I deal with my toddler's frequent nightmares?

My son wakes up terrified about everything from bubbles to CBeebies. Surely there’s a solution, writes Chrissie Russell.

Parents Panel: What's your go-to response when your child misbehaves?

Time-outs, ‘shadowing’, and turning the Wi-Fi off.

6 events for mums on maternity leave - from book clubs to baby-friendly movie screenings

Here’s our pick of Irish events you can happily cart your new baby along to, exploding nappies and all.


Poll: Will you talk to your kids about the upcoming referendum? Family Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you talk to your kids about the upcoming referendum?

The nation will cast its votes in the referendum on the Eighth Amendment at the end of May.

WIN: A pair of super-reliable Nokia 2 phones to keep the whole family in contact

The Nokia 2 has a two-day battery life, so you can leave that emergency charger at home.


It costs €50 more per week to raise a teenager than it does a primary school child

The Vincentian Partnership for Social Justice is calling for a weekly increase of €5 to social welfare supports for Irish children.

It's Active School Week and students are being encouraged to get out and try new activities

“We’re aiming to get everyone moving, and that’s particularly important for children.”

'Mothers are afraid to say they're struggling because they're afraid they'll be judged'

The Paint Your Bump campaign is running next week to encourage women to speak about the difficulties of motherhood.

Column: 'Don’t judge a commuting parent. Smile at that noisy toddler'

I sound begrudging but the harsh looks and disapproving glances made me angry, writes Geraldine Walsh.

Most Irish people won't be watching the royal wedding (so they say anyway)

The wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle takes place on 19 May.