Teens & Alcohol

As the parent of teenage girls I am aware of the dangers of teenage drinking.
Relationship is No 1 between parent and teen
However, as I journey through the minefield that is parenting teens, I am more and more convinced that the strength of my relationship with them is ultimately the only real control I have over […]

First Day at Primary School

The First day at School is a milestone for any child and parent. Practical Parenting tips  to ensure its success and that your child will settle well.
The importance of  the child being well rested, with a set routine in place in the week before school and a calm parent is crucial.

Routine is essential
Therefore, a set […]

Celebrity Culture and your Teenager

A look at any newsagent will confirm the popularity of celebrities for our young people.  The  ‘celebrity culture’ means our teenagers are targeted by TV shows, soap’s, magazines and movies.

Parents are Role Models too
Yet, parents  are the primary role models and have the greatest influence on our children, so it is vital that we communicate […]

Homework/Study Struggles? No more!

If you have Homework struggles with your child, this article has some practical tips and skills to help

Love must always be present before learning can happen
We cannot attend at a ‘head’/intellectual) level, if things are not right at a heart level (emotionally- a childs first need is to be loved for themselves).To be unconditionally loved; […]

Leaving Cert and Junior Cert starting now

See the Irish Times article from todays paper about the beginning of the Leaving and Junior Cert
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Interesting Parenting Articles in the media this week

Here is a line up of the interesting Parenting articles I have found in the Media this week:

Need some family/parenting support? Practical Parenting can help or listing of Family Therapists in the Irish Times:

After Separation – making contact with Dad: Interesting article in todays Health Supplement in the Irish Times:

Trying to get pregnant? Maybe reconsider […]

Line up of Parenting articles in the media this week

Here are the interesting Parenting related articles that featured in the Media over the past week
Trying to get pregnant? Maybe reconsider that cappucino.. Independent Newspaper article on caffene and fertility

Carla Bruni pregnant at 43? Interesting article on pregnancy in older women: Independent Newspaper:

Looking for a Summer Camp this Summer for your children? Heres todays Irish […]

Have you a child preparing for the Junior Cert or Leaving Cert?

Facing your first (or second) big exam is a major challenge for son or daughter and there are things you can do to help and support

Can I help my son / daughter cope better with exams?

Think about a major challenge you have faced: what did you need to feel you could achieve it?

Someone believing in […]

Practical tips for a smooth Back to School transition

Going back to school can create a lot of stress in the family home that can be avoided with establishing a good routine for the mornings and after school. Here are some tips to help reduce stress on school mornings and create a calmer home.

School mornings begin the night before:
Allow each child to choose some […]