Learn to parent: Dublin intervention scheme pays off

Marion cringes at how she used to shout at Lorna. With Jamie it was different

Marion Dennis was “terrified” when she learned she was pregnant at the age of 42 with her son Jamie, even though he wasn’t her first child. But having given birth to her daughter, Lorna, 16 years earlier, there was a big gap between the two.

So when, at her booking visit to the Rotunda maternity hospital, she was told about a new “Preparing for Life” programme she could sign up for, she decided “there was no harm in trying”.

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