If we believe our child is experiencing emotional difficulties, it is imperative that we provide them with support and seek support for ourselves. Photgraph: Thinkstock

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(...) parenting abilities. This he does through a series of exercises aimed at encouraging parents to look at(...)

It is very normal for sensitive children to become sad or upset over random incidents that don’t seem troublesome. Photograph: Thinkstock

If you have a parenting question for John Sharry, send it to health@irishtimes.com (...)

Collette Fitzpatrick will start a new show on Newstalk in August. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

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Younger age groups are gulping down their protein shakes – even though sporting governing bodies, such as the GAA and the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU), do not recommend them for players under 18 years of age.  Photograph: Thinkstock

I used to see these oversized, slightly sinister-looking plastic tubs with mysterious labels piled high in shops that I passed by but never went in(...)

Increased levels of testosterone in boys can contribute to greater anger and aggression. Photograph: Thinkstock

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‘Sleeping through the night’ means sleeping for six hours at a stretch. Photograph: Thinkstock

(...) parents of newborn and not so newly born children are most frequently asked, while online parenting forums(...)

‘Inside Out’ offers parents and children a compelling defence of difficult feelings

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The Von Trapp family ensemble, with Steven Houghton as Captain von Trapp, in the original The Sound of Music stage show, which comes to Dublin from August 17th

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There are unwritten rules around children in restaurants. You expect parents will have enough self-awareness and manners to move the child outside if the child is disturbing others. Photograph: Getty Images

(...) mom.” Carson, in response to attacks on her own parenting skills, said: “I’m doing my best to raise a(...)