Thu, 13 Aug, 2020
Tue, 19 May, 2020
What is it about the teenage years that are so problematic for families? Why does the teenage soul rage against the machine of the adult world?
Wed, 22 Jan, 2020
Almost one in four parents who participated in the Barnardos Partnership with Parents (PwP) programme was a self-referral. These were mums and dads who were saying very simply: ‘I need help.’
Mon, 02 Dec, 2019
The mother of murdered schoolgirl Anastasia Kriegel has said the pain of living without her is “unbearable”.
Wed, 30 Oct, 2019
says we are the least strict in all of Europe.
Mon, 14 Oct, 2019
Working parents will soon be able to spend an extra two weeks at home with their baby or newly adopted child.
Mon, 07 Oct, 2019
Parents who are asked to accept a shorter school day for their children with special needs should refuse to do so, the lead author of a new report has suggested.
Fri, 06 Sep, 2019
The Slattery quadruplets from Co Limerick marked another milestone on their miraculous journey when they started school this week.
Fri, 30 Aug, 2019
Saying “no” to your child can be a very difficult thing to do, especially when the child in question is demanding and won’t rest until they hear that golden word, “yes”.
Thu, 11 Jul, 2019
An online service matching parents with suitable child minders has been set up. But many mums and dads are not properly briefing them on what do in emergencies, writes
Sun, 30 Jun, 2019
Frustrated parents are set to protest outside the Dáil later, calling for equal access to education for children with special needs.
Tue, 30 Apr, 2019
Up to 60,000 parents a year are to gain new paid parental leave and benefit from November.
Tue, 23 Apr, 2019
This year’s new autism strategy must see disabled children as part of a family eco-system which needs careful preservation, writes
Thu, 21 Feb, 2019
Ahead of the release of Junior Certificate results tomorrow, health experts are urging parents to speak to their children about alcohol.
Tue, 11 Sep, 2018
When you give into your child’s demands to stay home, you’re reinforcing avoidance
Thu, 06 Sep, 2018
In September, 2013, the Department of Education and Skills introduced new procedures requiring all schools to formally adopt and implement an anti-bullying policy within the framework of their overall code of conduct.
Fri, 31 Aug, 2018
Odd parents, uninvited kids and nut allergies are just some of the hazards to overcome when organising a birthday party for your child, says
Wed, 29 Aug, 2018
The countdown is on. As the summer holidays come to an end,asks well-known parents for their back to school routines
Fri, 17 Aug, 2018
It’s the 'happiest place on earth'….right?
Tue, 14 Aug, 2018
Too many countries continue to underfund this vital portion of their healthcare systems, writes
Thu, 26 Jul, 2018
finds abuse of parents by their children is on the increase, but hope exists in the form of a
Fri, 20 Jul, 2018
The vast, often dark and uncontrollable internet is just one of the many issues facing parents determined to protect and educate their children.
Tue, 03 Apr, 2018
It wasn’t meant to be like this — for parents or their children. But what happens when the kids come back to roost and how can the terms and conditions be negotiated?reports.
Fri, 30 Mar, 2018
For many students, getting started is the issue, writes
Thu, 15 Mar, 2018
Oscar Wilde said ‘to win back my youth, there is nothing I wouldn’t do — except take exercise, get up early, or be a useful member of the community’, writes Richard Hogan.
Thu, 08 Feb, 2018
Bereaved parents say it is important to remember the children they have lost at Christmas.
Thu, 21 Dec, 2017
Irish parents have better communication with their children’s teachers than in other countries, but are among the least-involved in the running of schools.
Wed, 22 Nov, 2017
The CSO vital statistics for 2015 have been published, and reveal we are having fewer babies and starting older.
Tue, 31 Oct, 2017
Catholic parents may have to do more to help their children’s faith formation as schools’ share of the duties risks being removed, the Church’s leader in Ireland said.
Fri, 27 Oct, 2017
A report commissioned by Government and due this week is set to raise serious concerns over the damage caused by recession-era cuts to lone parent families, putting the Coalition under pressure to address the issue in next week’s budget.
Mon, 02 Oct, 2017
is one of a growing number of adults living back home with their parents. She describes life as a ‘boomeranger’ – and meets other members of her little ‘club’
Sat, 30 Sep, 2017
No parent wants an obese child, so don’t blame the parent, says Donal O’Shea, Ireland’s new clinical lead for obesity.
Fri, 08 Sep, 2017
Most parents lack sufficient knowledge about what constitutes a fever in young children, research has found.
Mon, 21 Aug, 2017
Fri, 11 Aug, 2017
The parents of a 26-year-old Irishman who is presumed dead after disappearing in the waters of a river in Canada are enduring every family’s worst nightmare, a memorial service has been told.
Thu, 03 Aug, 2017
Nearly half of all parents cut back on daily household essentials to cover school costs.
Wed, 02 Aug, 2017
The number of adult children living with their parents has almost doubled over the last decade to nearly 500,000.
Fri, 28 Jul, 2017
I have wanted to write this article since I was a few hours into the care of my 18-year-old and the penny dropped with an almighty clang that caring for him was the hardest work I’d ever done.
Thu, 20 Jul, 2017
A husband and wife wept as they recalled bringing their baby home in a tiny white coffin after his death from a devastating brain injury suffered during birth.
Fri, 14 Jul, 2017
A couple whose baby son was at the centre of a High Court life-support treatment fight have launched an appeal.
Wed, 03 May, 2017
A suggestion to cut child benefit for families who don't vaccinate their children has been widely criticised.
Wed, 03 May, 2017
Foil Arms and Hog have done it again.
Thu, 30 Mar, 2017