Chicken Curry in a Hurry: the perfect after-school meal

I find the dreaded after-school frenzy can be one of the most stressful times of the day. The kids are exhausted, sometimes even emotionally drained (...)

Think outside the lunch box  and give these pizza pin wheels a go.

Trying to be imaginative about school packed lunches day in, day out can be a chore for any parent, especially with so many rules and regulations to c(...)

Being able to do  minor things like putting on their coats with little fuss are hugely important in the daily life of  infants. Photograph: iStock

Whether it’s your first child starting school, or you’re a seasoned parent coming out of the school run hibernation, behind every booklist, checklist (...)

Healthy heritage: Derek Whelan and Peter Clarke, who will lead walks along the Grand and Royal Canals in Dublin for National Heritage Week. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Learn about Ireland’s first woman botanist, spot whales and dolphins around the coast, discover the history of the Royal and Grand Canals, explore the(...)

‘Turn them off – simple’: one reader’s suggestion for limiting screen time

JULIETTE DOWLING I’m an educational consultant, teacher and parent of adult children. This is my best advice regarding technology; do not limit scree(...)

After the summer break, sixth-class pupils go from being the most senior in their primary school to the youngest and most junior members of their secondary school. Photograph: iStock

As a twin, I was lucky. When I moved from my small primary school to a much larger secondary school, I had my twin sister alongside me. We were separa(...)

Emma Burchill making her debut at the Dublin Horse Show at the age of eight in 2017.

Twins Ivan and James Ryan attended their first Dublin Horse Show in a pram in 2005 and have never missed once since, either as spectators or competito(...)

The Cherry Orchard Equine Centre offers riding lessons, stable management and arts and crafts lessons. Photograph: Alan Betson

“A horse will respect you only if you respect them back,” says Victoria Kelly (11) as she grooms a pony called Jake in a stable at Cherry Orchard Equi(...)

Why does not having a phone seem like we are making a choice to have our child singled out, or left out? Photograph: istock

“When are you getting your phone? Why don’t you have a phone yet?” Summer holidays are a blessed relief in many ways. This year’s downtime up-side is(...)

Summer Pix 2019: Dublin from the strand. Photograph: Ronan Kennedy

The Irish Times has teamed up with Harvey Norman for our Summer Pix 2019 photography competition. Here are some of your best entries from its seventh (...)

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