“Okay, can you not do that in front of my son?” I’m like, “What are you talking about?” wondering did I accidentally drop an F-bomb – as has been known to happen from time to time! “Talking about Jesus,” she goes. “My son is an agnostic.” I’m like, “Okay, what are they allergic to?”

(...) of a muddle there, Lauren.” She lets me have it then. She’s like, “I’m not going to take parenting(...)

One Family chief executive Karen Kiernan:  “It is unacceptable to continue to sentence a generation of children to a lifetime of poverty and poor life chances.”  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

(...) lifetime of poverty and poor life chances. People parenting alone tell us . . . that they constantly live(...)

Some 140,000 children are living in consistent poverty.

(...) lifetime of poverty and poor life chances. People parenting alone tell us ...that they constantly live on(...)

(...), has four useful points on its website (treoir.ie) on the question of Christmas and separate parenting(...)

There is evidence that exposing infants to a wide range of tastes at an early stage will lead to healthier eating later in life. Photograph: Thinkstock

(...)‘Is this one of the worst wrong turns in the history of parenting advice?” was the rather dramatic(...)

Wakey wakey: The amount of sleep children need is individual and it could be that your early waking child is getting enough sleep overnight. Photograph: Thinkstock

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

‘A small number of Irish parents have allowed mild and reasonable concerns about the side effects of routine immunisations to spiral into an ‘anti-vax’ mindset.’ Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

(...) parenting websites can provide reassuring peer-to-peer advice on everything from feeding to comforting a(...)

Keri Grant from Co Donegal: Keri has cooked Cajun chicken and berry pudding for almost every member of her extended family since attending the NCBI cookery classes. Photograph: A.S Photography

Science was one subject that Ann-Marie Byrne reckoned was out of the question for her daughter, Keisha, when she started secondary school. The mother’(...)

Being a parent of a young adult is about giving them space and recognising their privacy while being there for them when they need you. Photograph: ThinkStock

(...) their lives, and so on.   Parenting a young adult Just because your child becomes an adult at(...)

The doctor is like, “That’s what you call parenting?” And I go, “Do you have kids yourself?” “No.”“Then you’re in no position to judge. You’ll find out yourself one day. They’re a living nightmare.”

(...) and mental stimulation. The rest of the time is basically her own. It’s called parenting.” Sorcha is(...)