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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

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

Set an good example for your teenager regarding alcohol

As a parent of teenagers I am aware of the dangers of teenage drinking. As adults we need to set a good example regarding our own alcohol use. Third year (Junior Cert year) is identified as the most vulnerable year. Early onset of drinking linked to heavy drinking in middle age Headstrong, The National Centre [...]

Junior Cert Night

The Junior Certificate results are out shortly and the newspapers will highlight again the problem of underage drinking. Irish teenagers are one of the highest binge drinkers in Europe. Binge drinking can directly cause accidents and injury as well as depression, anxiety, suicide and attempted suicide. Alcohol consumption has risen 48% in the past ten [...]

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 [...]

Feelings – the key to understanding behaviour

If a child feels right; they will behave right, so getting in touch with how your child feels and giving them a sense of being understood and listened to will result in much less conflict. Poor feelings come from not feeling loved/understood The more attention you give; the less they demand; and yet a child [...]

Interesting Parenting articles in Media over past week

Here's link's to the Parenting articles that have featured in the Media over the past week Summer fun for children with Festivals, Camps, Drama Schools and Sports. Lots of useful information in todays Times:http://t.co/sGq65XM Sobering facts about parents relationship with alcohol and it's effect on their teenagers:http://alturl.com/icnfs How to we get our child to accept [...]

Alcohol – ‘young people should avoid until 24’

Sobering facts about parents relationship with alcohol and it's effect on their teenagers http://alturl.com/icnfs  

Advice for Parenting Teens

Some practical tips for parenting teens, however belief is everything and communicating a message of 'I trust you to be responsible and I believe you know the right thing to do' is crucial. Also, do not forget to tell them how precious they are to you and that they can always call you and that [...]

The Junior Cert night

The Junior Certificate results are due out shortly and the newspapers will highlight again the problem of underage drinking. Irish teenagers are one of the highest binge drinkers in Europe.

By | September 6th, 2010|Managing challenging behaviour, School, Teenagers|0 Comments