Institute of Guidance Counsellors
Leaving Certificate: a parent’s guide to coping with the stress
- May 29, 2017, 07:00
I’ve read about them, listened to them, written about them and, to be honest, had the odd smirk about them. Now I am one – a Leaving Cert mum. (...)
Ask Brian: My son has no idea of what he wants to study in college. Can you help?
- May 2, 2017, 00:00
Question: My 21-year-old son is returning home soon having spent the past two years working and travelling in Australia. We want him to get on with hi(...)
What is the right age to start your child in primary school?
- February 21, 2017, 05:00
Lynn McArdle was devastated when she heard her four-year-old son Luke would not be starting school in September 2016 because the age cut-off date had (...)
Overcoming disability as a barrier to college education
- January 10, 2017, 00:00
If you have a disability and want to pursue third-level education, it’s widely acknowledged there are fewer barriers in your way than there would have(...)
What is to be done with the boys who retreat to their rooms?
- Health & Family
- November 22, 2016, 06:00
Hikikomori is a Japanese word use to describe young men who drop out of school and withdraw into their rooms, fed and sheltered by their family but ha(...)
Open day: how parents can play a key background role
- November 8, 2016, 00:00
Choosing a college is a big deal - and a big ordeal - for both students and parents or guardians. Will they pick the right course? Should they choose (...)
Students explore ‘alternative’ study paths at Higher Options
- September 14, 2016, 16:46
Thousands of teenagers with curious and enquiring minds are making their way to Dublin this week to find out the various options available after they (...)