In 2004 Chanda Bell, from Atlanta Georgia, sat down for a cup of tea with her mum Carol and together they wrote a children’s story based on a family Christmas tradition called The Elf on the Shelf. Now throughout the world in December, children go to bed wondering where their ownRead More →

Family law specialist at MTB Solicitors, Belfast, Enda Lavery explains the rules and regulations around your child qualifying for a free bus pass. At the start of September, BBC NI reported that the parents of children at a secondary school in County Fermanagh say they have been left stranded byRead More →

Throwing a monster bash to remember doesn’t have to be a horror for your bank balance. These top ten devilishly clever DIY suggestions will ensure your spending doesn’t become scary and you can have lots of freaky fun making them with the kids. Spooky Lighting: Use old clean jam jars andRead More →

Planning the perfect celebration? Meet the experts who take the pressure off parents and put the party on, ensuring your child’s once-a-year special event is their best birthday bash ever! GET READY TO PARTY AT DUNDONALD INTERNATIONAL ICE BOWL With one of the fantastic single or double activity party packages,Read More →

Family law specialist at MTB Solicitors, Belfast, Enda Lavery offers expert advice on what to do if your child is a victim of bullying at school… It seems no time at all since your child was enthusiastically throwing their schoolbag to the back of the wardrobe andkicking off their well-worn schoolRead More →

Interview by Nadia Duncan  Children’s singer/songwriter Kyle lives in Oldcastle Co. Meath with his wife Brigid and their two young children. Kyle provides original, entertaining and engaging music for families with young children that speaks to both the experiences of childhood and parenting. His songs are drawn from many musicalRead More →

Ni4kids Editor Nadia Duncan says forget far-flung places, for family fun look no further than across the Irish Sea and sail away to a place where the people make magical memories happen… There’s nothing quite like a good road trip for some quality family time and bonding. I’ve always reallyRead More →

PSNI believe it is vital that every individual understands that there can be no excuse for abuse of any kind… In recent years PSNI have worked tirelessly with partners in government, health and the voluntary sector to promote awareness of domestic abuse and to encourage reporting. Domestic abuse is definedRead More →

The latest child-friendly deals and holiday-hero hotels right on your doorstep with no flights required… Hodson Bay Group: Four-Star Summer Excellence With three luxurious hotels, two fantastic destinations and one award-winning group, the family owned Hodson Bay Group have your summer break all taken care of. Each hotel is ideallyRead More →

The long hazy days of July and August are the perfect time to encourage your child to develop a hobby or learn a new skill. Maybe you have a potential pop star or drama diva on your hands? Your kids are rugby mad, budding Commonwealth Games competitors or your littleRead More →

Interview by Nadia Duncan James is an award-winning children’s author, teacher and part-time superhero. He is married to Oonagh and they have three grown-up children, Conall (20), Erin (19) and Cara (18), but are expecting a new arrival this summer in the form of a miniature Schnauzer who they planRead More →