Mum's the word: The giving jar is a saving grace for teaching kids to share

We started giving my daughter, Joan, a weekly allowance on her sixth birthday, two years ago,

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Mum's the word: Happy Father’s Day to all the men creating wonderful memories

In my experience there are as many exhausted fathers covered in splashes of yoghurt dealing with tantrums in the zoo, parks and playgrounds of Ireland as there are ...

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Mum's the Word: Put the phone down and cherish family time before the kids grow up

My daughter Joan turned eight at the beginning of May and I have been struggling a bit with it ever since.

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Mum's the Word: Trick or treat? Getting kids to eat the good stuff can prove scary

All parents have endless battles trying to get their kids to eat good food and I am sure I am not the only one plagued by endless requests for treats. Joan asks ...

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Mum's the Word: Mom would have been a terrific grandmother to her namesake Joan

"See that dimple in Joan’s chin, mom had the exact same one!” Mom would have been a terrific grandmother to her namesake Joan

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Mum's the Word: Swimming against the tide to get space in the pool for the kids

See that dimple in Joan’s chin, mom had the exact same one!

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Taking the chore out of homework has so many benefits

I THINK it would be safe to say that most of the kids and teens in Ireland do not look forward to homework and that it is a source of stress for parents to ensure ...

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How to manage being a green parent without being a mean parent

When I was in my teens and 20 living in Canada I was active with groups who were raising money for various environmental projects.

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