Collette Fitzpatrick will start a new show on Newstalk in August. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

(...), parenting, book and television reviews as well as women’s health and wellbeing issues. Fitzpatrick started(...)

Younger age groups are gulping down their protein shakes – even though sporting governing bodies, such as the GAA and the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU), do not recommend them for players under 18 years of age.  Photograph: Thinkstock

I used to see these oversized, slightly sinister-looking plastic tubs with mysterious labels piled high in shops that I passed by but never went into.(...)

Increased levels of testosterone in boys can contribute to greater anger and aggression. Photograph: Thinkstock

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

‘Sleeping through the night’ means sleeping for six hours at a stretch. Photograph: Thinkstock

(...) parents of newborn and not so newly born children are most frequently asked, while online parenting forums(...)

‘Inside Out’ offers parents and children a compelling defence of difficult feelings

(...) message of the film is that it’s ok to be sad (I had to reflect that in my own parenting this is a rarely(...)

The Von Trapp family ensemble, with Steven Houghton as Captain von Trapp, in the original The Sound of Music stage show, which comes to Dublin from August 17th

(...) the scene in which he reveals his method of parenting to be largely whistle-based. Meanwhile, it is(...)

There are unwritten rules around children in restaurants. You expect parents will have enough self-awareness and manners to move the child outside if the child is disturbing others. Photograph: Getty Images

(...) mom.” Carson, in response to attacks on her own parenting skills, said: “I’m doing my best to raise a(...)

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(...) themselves in danger if it can be avoided, without making them afraid of the world. Parenting is a constant(...)

Dr Elizabeth Nixon (right) and Dr Jean Quigley from the school of psychology TCD who specialise in infant and child research, in TCD. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The differences fathers and mothers bring to the parenting equation may be a sensitive topic in(...)

Zoe Kelly  with her son, Oliver, in the infant and child research laboratory in Trinity Collge. Zoe became very conscious of her tendency to help Oliver, during the session.

Ever since Zoe Kelly spent an afternoon in the infant and child research laboratory in Trinity College with her partner, Brian Doherty, and their s(...)