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Stop Cyber bullying and keep children safe online

 Cyber Bullying The new advisor to the British PM expressed her belief that social media is a potential threat to young people and that parents should monitor their children’s messages. Stop Cyber Bullying With children accessing the internet so young, parents need to set rules and boundaries so issues can be prevented. Advise younger children [...]

Cyberbullying – tips for parents to guide our teen’s online behaviour

Cyber bullying was in the news over the weekend, with every teenager talking about a teenager who was secretly videotaped in Temple Bar late at night Cyberbullying incident: This weekend your teenagers have all been talking about the KPMG girl video. A 16 year old girl who was drunk was secretly videotaped on a smartphone [...]

Positive Parenting with your Teenager

Parenting Teens is not easy but there are things you can do that make a difference. How to reduce conflict in your home 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. If what you [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]