Younger children need the reassurance of a calm environment in times of stress. Photograph: iStock

Rising anxiety levels and decreasing resilience among children has been a hot topic among professionals in recent years, with over-scheduled lives and(...)

While children are very good adjusters, the new norm is temporary and the old norm will return and we will have to readjust children back.

Here are seven tips from experts on how to support children through the continuing crisis, in the hope that they will be able to look back on this as (...)

Prof Carolyn Webster-Stratton is a big advocate of the group approach at a time when other societal trends are fragmenting families and isolating parents

Prof Carolyn Webster-Stratton is not a household name in Ireland but many families around the country have benefitted from the fruit of her life’s wor(...)

“Coping with the aftermath of critical incidents has become a challenging but necessary task for a number of schools.” Photograph: iStock

Additional training in suicide prevention is being introduced for teachers so that every postprimary school has personnel capable of responding to con(...)

An image of  Jack Kenneally (left) and Shay Moloney, in an image released by Ennis Rugby Club on Friday. The club paid tributes to: ‘Our warriors when the going got tough. Our leaders when the pressure came on. Our pride when they took the field. Our joy when they lit it up off the field. Our devilment when it all got too serious. Our gentlemen always. Our terrible loss. Photograph via Twitter

A senior garda has described as “heroic” the efforts made by Shay Moloney to save the life of his friend Jack Kenneally in a lake outside of Ennis, Co(...)

Garda van leaving the Children’s Court in Dublin after a  13-year-old boy appeared at a special sitting on Friday evening and was charged over the death of Anastasia Kriegel (14). Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

A judge has warned that anyone sharing the identity of a 13-year-old boy accused of murdering Anastasia Kriegel (14) will face prosecution. At the bo(...)

The derelict house and farmyard on the Clonee Road, Lucan where the body of Anastasia ‘Ana’ Kriegel was found. Photograph: Collins

A 13-year-old boy has appeared in court charged with the murder of Anastasia Kriegel, the 14-year-old girl who was found dead in Lucan last week. Th(...)

Fianna Fáil TD James Brown said increasingly teachers  were meeting  children who had nothing physically or intellectually wrong with them but who were presenting with speech, language and social developmental issues. Photograph: Getty Images

Children as young as between four and six years are presenting with anxiety, stress and other mental health issues, Fianna Fáil TD James Browne has cl(...)

Teacher Aisling Kelliher with pupils at Ghoirt Álainn primary school in Cork city, practising “milkshake breathing” which helps to reduce anxiety. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Spelling tests and messy handwriting are no longer the only key talking points at primary school parent-teacher meetings. Increasingly, a new issue of(...)

Among teachers, 30 per cent felt an ADHD diagnosis was stigmatising for a child and 30 per cent believed it was caused by poor parenting.

Four out of five teachers who encounter a child with the condition ADHD are likely to have no special training in the area, a conference in Dublin has(...)

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