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October 16, 2017
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This Is What Happens When A Storm Stops Kids Going To School

The country has gone into lockdown, schools are closed and flights are being cancelled. Even the fact Met Eireann have said lives could be lost still doesn’t seem to be making Irish people take Hurricane Ophelia seriously. And while parents may be faced with the nightmare of keeping their kids […]
October 15, 2017
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Are Children Starting School Too Young?

Children who start school later have higher levels of self-control, a study has found. The research paper from Stanford University looking at Danish children found that delaying kindergarten for one year reduced inattention and hyperactivity by 73 percent by age 11. So what are the implications for Irish children who […]
October 14, 2017
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How Much Sleep Do New Moms (And Dads) Really Get?

If there’s one topic that is endlessly debated among new parents, it’s sleep – or lack thereof. Daydreaming about a nap, nodding off in public, looking forward to bedtime before lunch. The early days, weeks and months are lost in a hazy, exhausting fog, an endless cycle of feeding, changing, […]
October 13, 2017
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Teens Will Be Happier If We Let Them Sleep In

Moody, sleepy, uncooperative, disinterested? Typical traits of a teenager, or so we’ve been told. However, the results of a new study have suggested that these negative characteristics are not an inevitable part of the adolescent phase. Rather, the amount and quality of sleep have a large part to play in […]
October 11, 2017
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Why I’m Calling ‘Time Out’ On Toy Adverts

In the space of the last five minutes, Santa’s list has expanded by a further few hundred euro. No I didn’t just go through the toy catalogue with the kids (when I did this the bill stopped at around four thousand euro, I kid you not). I did in fact […]
October 8, 2017
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Why I Want My Children In A Co-Ed School

I have two boys and a girl. A lovely mix if I do say so myself. I am always trying to find ways in my parenting to cut down on the work load.  Some would argue that I am lazy. I would argue efficient. This was taken into consideration when […]

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