Dave Rudden

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Parenting advice: 13 things to tell your 13-year-old. Photograph: iStock

Thirteen essential things various professionals want parents to tell their children as they enter their teens. 1. Teenage years can be shite and bril(...)

 Trust is the key to communicating with 13-year-olds. Photograph: iStock

“They won’t listen,” we parents fume about teenagers, while they rant about how adults “don’t understand”. Both sides are right – and wrong. Adults d(...)

KiwiCo camps kick off online from June 22nd, and offer loads of free content for 3 to 11 year olds

AS SUMMER STRETCHES OUT AHEAD OF US WITH ACTIVITIES CURBED BY COVID-19, THERE ARE STILL PLENTY OF CHEAP AND CHEERFUL WAYS TO KEEP THE CHILDREN OCCUPIE(...)

Brigid Lyons and daughter Olivia (12). Like thousands of other sixth-class children, Olivia had been looking forward to a traditional end-of-school graduation ceremony. Photograph: Alan Betson

School’s out. Two words that would ordinarily spark joy in the hearts of primary school children. But these are not ordinary times and, for 12-year-ol(...)

Children’s author Sarah Webb has set up a campaign to send inspirational messages to sixth class pupils who are missing out on their final months of primary school. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Sports days, confirmations, school tours and graduations: this year’s sixth class pupils are missing out on key milestones in their young lives. It h(...)

Sarah Maria Griffin with a copy of her book The Book of Wisdom, written in conjunction with the Tomorrowlands dance music festival in Antwerp.Photograph:Crispin Rodwell

The Irish writer Sarah Maria Griffin was recently asked to write a novel for the attendees of the massive Tomorrowland dance music festival in Belgium(...)

Author Eoin Colfer in 2012. His ‘Artemis Fowl’ series is set to be rendered on screen next year. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Once upon a time Irish children’s literature consisted of a handful of authors with a middling profile and modest domestic sales. Apart from two main (...)

Dave Rudden: “I came to Doctor Who through the novelisations. I didn’t know it was a TV show as a kid.” Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

These are heady days for fans of eccentric British time travellers. Doctor Who has just returned to our screens in the mildly controversial incarnatio(...)

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Here are the shortlisted entries for this year’s Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards 2017. TheJournal.ie Best Irish Published Book of the Year The(...)

The strange thing about the Harry Potter books is that Harry is, by far, the least interesting character in them. Photograph:  Graeme Robertson/Getty Images

  The plots I first encountered Harry Potter when I was 23. It was 1998, and a friend who was working in the children’s section in Waterstone’s (...)

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