As a society, we have become so anxious about raising children – from attempting to safety-proof every conceivable scenario to fretting about maximising their potential – that they can’t but absorb that parental anxiety. Photograph: Thinkstock

Teenagers sitting the State exams next month will tell you a thing or two about stress. But for the majority of them, this is a temporary phase. It is(...)

Re-establishing term time routines after the long summer holidays is one of the most challenging aspects of family life at this time of year. M(...)

A desire for access to the household finances is not exclusive to working women.

In Emma Donoghue’s play on Dublin-born writer Maeve Brennan, Talk of the Town, scenes of the writer’s drink-fuelled, glamorous life in New York are in(...)

Sue Jameson (centre) and Denise Guidera (second from the right) with members of the Dublin 7 Cuidiu Breastfeeding support group in Phibsboro. Photograph: Alan Betson

The “good enough mother” was a notion that was promoted by paediatrician and psychoanalyst Donald Winnicott when he started broadcasting parent(...)