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10 new parent firsts that the baby books definitely don't mention

Unless your baby book has a chapter titled ‘The First Explosive Poo’.

Parents Panel: Do you share photos of your kids on social media?

It’s a topic that divides parents, so we asked our panel for their take.

Am I being a bad parent... by arguing with the noisy neighbours?

One reader is wondering if she’s setting a bad example by confronting the folks next door.

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6 totally free events for little readers at the Dublin Book Festival

The festival starts on Friday, with pop-up poetry, giant colouring sessions and more.

WIN: A brain-boosting hamper worth €100 for your little one

Nab a hamper of Cognikids goodies for your bundle of joy.

FAMILY NEWS

Growing up in Ireland: Just one in four 9-year-olds get recommended level of physical activity

One quarter reported being physically active for at least 60 minutes every day.

Baby Bust: New report finds we're having fewer and fewer babies

Published by the Lancet, the report has found several countries are not delivering enough babies to maintain their population numbers.

Homeless kids launch book of stories and poems to let other children know 'they are not alone'

The children said they wanted to share the difficulties they have experienced but also to share their hope with other children in tough situations.

Opinion: The Supermum myth needs to be exposed

I can’t and won’t hide the fact that I find being Mum really tough, writes Geraldine Walsh

Toy Show, turkey and Santa Claus: This year's Christmas stamps have been unveiled

The Late Late Toy Show and Christmas dinner feature on the set of six new stamps.