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'In truth I was scared of the kids' reactions': One mum on navigating a divorce with three young children

The guilt of putting your kids through the turmoil of separation goes deep, writes Kate Gunn.

Am I being a bad parent... by letting my 11-year-old wear makeup to a party?

This week, a worried reader is wondering if it’s better to lay down some rules or take a more relaxed approach.

Parents Panel: What's the naptime routine in your house?

A mid-morning sleep, two naps a day – or none at all? Our panel weigh in.


6 totally free (and fun) days out around the country - from dinosaurs to the Gruffalo

Keep your January budget in check with a free family day out.

WIN: Escape the January blues with a luxurious getaway to Lyrath Estate

Beat the post-Christmas lull with a five-star prize.


Same-sex couples will be able to use ‘parent’ on birth certificates under new law

The changes will resolve a number of difficulties in the registration of donor assisted births.

Over 100 Irish 18-year-olds awarded free interrail pass to travel around Europe

The tickets are valid between April and October.

NUI Galway's Teddy Bear Hospital aims to ease children's fears of doctor visits

Over 1,200 sick teddy bears are expected to be admitted to NUI Galway’s Teddy Bear Hospital next week.

We tracked the progress of these Young Scientist projects - here's how they got on

More than 4,200 students entered the competition this year.

Meningitis alert: Parents 'shouldn't panic' but need to take quick action with sick kids

Eleven cases of a bug that causes meningitis have been reported since the last week in December and three of those patients have died.

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