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

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

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Sarah Palin and Donald Trump: “When Palin turned out to be utterly unqualified and unintelligible, spouting her own special Yoda-like language, it did not reflect poorly on women as a whole – only on her and John McCain.” Photograph: Cassi Alexandra/Bloomberg

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Lyndsay and Paul Price, with their children, James (13) Alex (8) and Andrew (5), in Shankill, Co Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

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