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Too much screentime at granny’s
Ask Miriam
Dear Miriam, my mother-in-law relies too much on screentime when babysitting our son.
18 January 2023 Ask Miriam
My children are planning a surprise birthday; but I don’t want it
Dear Miriam, I don't want my children to organise a ‘surprise’ birthday party for me.
11 January 2023 Health
Healthbytes: from symptoms of childhood illnesses to getting better sleep
Want to know when you should seek medical help for your child? What symptoms could flag RSV or Strep A? Tips for getting better sleep? Margaret Hawkins has these Healthbytes and more.
Keeping up with your climate warrior
Climate change is a real concern for many children. Rebecca Lenehan explores how parents can support their young “climate warriors” and make changes at home together.
11 January 2023 Features
I don’t want my daughter to go to Australia
Dear Miriam, my daughter wants to go travelling in Australia; but I want her to stay at home.
4 January 2023 Ask Miriam
A week in the country: rural rhyme, hart’s tongue fern and pies
Find out what caught the eye of the Irish Country Living team this week.
4 January 2023 Features
Mental health: coping with empty nest syndrome
Dreading an ‘empty nest’ this new year? Psychotherapist Claire Lyons Forde explains how to survive - and thrive - this next chapter in your life.
4 January 2023 Health
End of the line for influencers when their followers don’t trust them
Our children will be exposed to influence in many forms, protests, advertising and media. They are full of questions and parents are or should be the first influencers. Writes Amii McKeever
21 December 2022 Amii
Parenting: talking cents this Christmas
Christmas is an expensive time of year; but starting the conversation with your children about money is time well spent, writes Rebecca Lenehan
14 December 2022 Features
Nessa Robins’' fun festive treats
Home Nurse Nessa Robins shares some fun festive treats; with an extra bit of goodness snuck into the mix.
7 December 2022 Recipes
How can I support my bereaved friend at Christmas?
Dear Miriam, my friend lost her baby boy this year; how can I support her this Christmas?
7 December 2022 Ask Miriam
Health: autism dog making a big difference to a Leitrim family
Autism service dog, Sue, has made a huge difference to the lives of the Mulvihill farming family in Glenfarne, Co Leitrim, particularly to nine-year-old Seamus. Margaret Hawkins reports.
7 December 2022 Health