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Starting Secondary School

Many children will be entering Secondary School after the summer and entering the teens years can bring a new set of challenges […]

By | September 1st, 2015|Teens|0 Comments

4 Tips for the Challenging Child or Teen

Parents consistently say “that worked!” […]

By | May 25th, 2015|Primary school, Teens|0 Comments

Teenagers & Alcohol

When do teens start drinking? Headstrong, The National Centre for Youth Mental Health recently reported that for school teens, problems are most pronounced in third and fifth y and h year. Third year was identified as the most vulnerable year.  Fifteen year old students are facing the Junior Cert, and it is the stage when [...]

By | April 20th, 2015|Teens|0 Comments

8 Tips for Raising Teens

Parenting teenagers is not easy, Here are the parenting skills you need to help guide your teen to become a responsible adolescent. 1. Reducing Conflict with Teens There are so many situations where we can end up in conflict with our teens on a daily basis. What else could we do that may help the situation. [...]

By | February 16th, 2015|Teens|0 Comments

Teens and Alcohol

What can a parent do? The strength of your relationship is ultimately the best control you have over your teen As the parent of teenage girls I am aware of the dangers of teenage drinking. However, as I journey through the minefield that is parenting teens, I am more and more convinced that the strength [...]

By | May 30th, 2014|BLOG|0 Comments

Parenting an exam student

Parenting is challenging at Exam Time! Stress and Exam Time In the lead up to exams the stress levels can increase in the home. However, there are things you can do to reduce stress  at this time. The calmer the parent, the calmer the student,  so it is important  to be in a ‘good place’ [...]

By | May 30th, 2014|BLOG|0 Comments

Positive Parenting

Do you ever make a mistake? Teaching Responsibility I am not always right so last night I made a mistake, I did not see it until one of my teenagers pointed it out to me. We hate to be wrong, but she was right. I thought about it and saw it. I went into my [...]

By | January 31st, 2014|BLOG|0 Comments

Parenting your Child or Teenager

The child/teen labelled 'wonderful' following high achievement often develops Performance Anxiety, Perfectionism or addiction to success. Self Esteem and your Child or Teen Their self worth is dependent on their performance, not on feeling loved for their person. Over attention to a behavior that gained them recognition, not only breeds massive insecurity, it narrows field [...]

By | April 30th, 2013|Teens|0 Comments

Cyber Bullying – What parents can do

With Cyber Bullying in the media lately, parents want to know how to respond What parents can do if their child/teen is being cyberbullied? Go offline - Block the Sender - Do not Reply - Keep the Message & Report Talk with the School who have an Anti Bullying Policy Be there - create opportunities [...]

By | November 28th, 2012|self esteem|0 Comments

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 [...]