Parenting Speaker for Companies, Schools & Community Groups

I am available to your company / school / organisation to give a parenting talk on any topic, including online safety and cyber bullying.


Client list includes:

Loreto Schools,Blackrock College, Wesley College, Glenstal Abbey, St Gerard’s Bray, Gorey Educate Together, CBC Monkstown, Teresians, Finglas Homeschool Liasion, St Vincents Glasnevin, St Louis Rathmines, Carysfort NS, Roscommon Gaelscoil, St Marys Naas, Coolmine Community School, St Michael’s D4, Sutton & Donabate Primary School, St Pius X Terenure
National Parents Council, Dublin City Childcare Co, Wexford County Childcare Co., St Bridigs Family & Community Centre Waterford, Cavan County Development Projects.

Click here for testimonials

“Sheila O’ Malley was Keynote Speaker at Cuidiu’s Annual Conference in 2010. Her talk was an inspiration, she held our attention, reaching people on many levels. The overall presentation was professional, educational, relaxed and funny all at once. With a constant nodding of heads, she had us totally engaged. Everyone found Sheila easy to understand and with many new and inspiring concepts. The feedback has been positive all around and we look forward to working with Practical Parenting once again in the near future. We would highly recommend Sheila O’ Malley to anyone seeking an energetic, motivating and very informative keynote speaker. Sheila’s knowledge, enthusiasm and experience would be an asset to any conference or organisation as all found the talk practical, interesting and informative. The material was relevant to parents with children of all age groups.”

CWells, Chair of Cuidiu

I speak on a range of Parenting topics – Cyber Bullying & Online Safety available

  • Family Life: The Juggling Act
  • Positive Parenting
  • ‘Healthy Lifestyles: Teaching your Child Responsibility’ Talk
  • Happy Parent, Happy Child  ( this title  seems to put ‘bums on seats’!)
  • Overcoming Challenges for Working Parents
  • Raising Great Kids, practical tips for Responsible & Competent children
  • Promoting Positive Behaviour in your Children
  • Positive Mental Health
  • Parenting Teenagers
  • Parenting at Exam Time
  • Bullying & how to bullyproof your child
  • The Good Enough Parent
  • Keeping the Peace -managing conflict
  • Parenting through Stressful Times
  • Supporting working parents:Healthy Eating for all the Family
  • Internet Safety
  • Siblings without Rivalry & helping children/teens get along

Talks customized to your requirements with a mix of any of the above topics

Bullying Talk Testimonials:  Feedback is 100% positive

Thank you most sincerely for that thought provoking workshop on bullying for the parents in our school. I had a very positive reaction from parents afterwards in particular what you had to say to them about cyber bullying. Parents left the meeting armed with well thought out strategies should their children have to deal with bullying.

Rathcoole NS

“I found Sheila to be a true professional at what she does, it was obvious from her presentations that she has a passion for her chosen field. Her talk on ‘Parent at your Best’ was very practical. She is a natural presenter and delivered the presentation in an engaging, light and at times humourous way AIB CAPITAL MARKETS more

Parenting/Relationships Background>

I am one of Ireland’s leading Parenting experts and a former Parenting correspondent for Independent Newspapers and magazines as well as a regular contributor to Radio and TV on parenting topics. I run a 1-to-1 parent support service in addition to my ongoing parenting courses and workshops. I am also a parent of three teenagers.

Training and Qualification

The Parenting Talks content has been developed by Dr.Tony Humphreys to support parents in the hardest job they will ever do. I trained for four years and am a qualified Parent & Relationships Mentor with a Higher Diploma in Relationship Mentoring & Diplomas in Parent Mentoring & Communications from Cork University. I work as part of a team of associates who engage in ongoing supervision to ensure highest standards are maintained.

Description of Parenting Talks

Parenting  Talks are highly informative yet enjoyable as the audience is encouraged to get involved and participate. My delivery style is warm and engaging so the evening is lively, the material compelling and memorable.  Click here to sample some parents quotes about the Talk/ Presentation

Can a Parenting Talk focus on specific age & age related issue?

Certainly. I can tailor make your parenting talk to suit your individual requirements.

“Sheila O’ Malley’s talk was excellent and it enabled parents to gain an insight into their own behaviours, attitudes and approaches to life and how these traits can often be mirrored positively and sometimes negatively through the actions of their children. The talk was very positive in its approach to parenting, and although parents came to find out about how to deal with challenging behaviours, they left with so much more”
– St Brigids Family & community Centre, Waterford. more