Q My children are six and eight and they don’t eat. They look healthy, they grow and, thankfully, they are happy, but yet they do not eat. I d(...)

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My 12-year-old daughter is making all our lives hell at home. She has always been fiery and prone to dramatic meltdowns and flying off the handle. (...)

As a parent, the key is to keep talking and communicating with your daughter and be open to learning something yourself. Photograph: Thinkstock

Q For a couple of years, my daughter, who is nearly 15, has been saying she wants to be a vegetarian. She has always been an animal-lover and has rece(...)

With a bit of patience and support, and some firm rules, children can adjust to a new situation.

Q) I’m the father of an 11-year-old girl. My wife died almost two years ago. I have recently started a new relationship with someone familar to my (...)

See the fact that you find yourself losing your temper as a wake-up call that you need to take a step back to address things. Photograph: Thinkstock

Q Since the children started back to school, it has been really stressful in the house. We have three children, who are six, eight and 10, and I’m cau(...)

Q) I left a very unhappy marriage just under a year ago. My husband is a drinker and he can be aggressive and violent. I left with my son, who(...)

In helping your adult children, it is important not to overdepend on them as an ally and confidante in what happened between you and their father, and try to give them a balanced and appropriate account of what happened. Photograph: Thinkstock

Q My husband left me suddenly 18 months ago, after 20 years of marriage. I was completely shocked because I did not see it coming; we had our problems(...)

Emergency services and relatives ouside the O’Driscoll family home where nine-year-old  twins Patrick and Tom died yesterday. Photograph:  Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

The tragic death of 9-year-old twins Patrick and Tom O’Driscoll in Cork and their older brother Jonathan, is one of the most disturbing and heart-b(...)

With a little bit of support and sensitivity most children quickly settle and get used to the new school routine. Photograph: Thinkstock

Q My son started in junior infants last week. As he is our eldest we were all a bit nervous, but it seemed to go fine. We had prepared him well and he(...)

After all that has happened, it would be understandable if you were extremely angry with your ex-wife. Do not let this affect your judgment or willingness to collaborate with her. Photograph: Thinkstock

Q) I split up with my wife just over a year ago. Despite having lasted 10 years, it had been a very unhappy marriage. My wife constantly belit(...)