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The initial priority has to be making the separation from the mother as easy as possible for the baby. Photograph: Thinkstock

On a bad day during maternity leave, it’s impossible to imagine that you will ever be able to go back to work. But of course the majority of mothers (...)

There is a tendency for grandparents to spoil their grandchildren, often with sugary treats. Photograph: iStockphoto

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If women’s anxieties are not identified and dealt with, they can get out of hand. They overthink things, with negative thoughts leading to low self-esteem, which increases the risk of post-natal depression. Photograph: Thinkstock

Physical changes during pregnancy and early motherhood are hard to ignore, from the swelling breasts and enlarging bump to the loosening of ligaments (...)

‘At times it can be helpful to play along with your daughter pretending to be a baby.’ Photograph: iStockphoto

If you have any parenting questions, send your query to health@irishtimes.com (...)

(...) accept lifts from strangers. The story also appeared on newspaper and parenting websites. There was an(...)

Bridgette Keane and her son Mark (10) at home in Sutton, Co Dublin. Photograph:  Eric Luke

Parenting the Child with Educational Difficulties, aimed at informing and empowering parents. Ewing will(...)

In the shadow of the dome

(...) problems over parenting rights, particularly those who use surrogacy which remains illegal in Italy(...)

Niamh Healy: ‘It’s a privilege to show parents-to-be just how much they can influence the birth of their babies by changing how they think.’ Photograph: Aidan Crawley

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A grumpy child can be a challenge, but there are strategies to help you – and him. Photograph: Thinkstock

Positive Parenting for three- to nine-year-olds in Rochestown Hotel in Cork on Saturday, January 29th(...)