Give your child or children all your attention for 10-20 minutes after you step in the door – doing with them something they choose to do, be it getting down together on the floor to play a game, or with a favourite toy. Photograph: iStock

It’s a dangerous time of day for family harmony: that time when everyone reconvenes in the evening after a tiring day at work, school or creche. Betw(...)

‘Are you being completely honest with yourself , and subconsciously do have a desire to rekindle something with your ex?’

Dear Roe, I’m a 33-year-old man and I was previously with a woman for two years in our mid-20s. After we broke up, I moved away, but have recently mo(...)

'We do have a spare room so practically it’s possible, but I am worried about what this means for our relationship, and our sex life.' Photograph: Getty Images

Dear Roe, I’ve been with my partner for six years, and we’ve lived together for over a year. We’re incredibly happy, I love him to pieces – but we ha(...)

Tomas and Marie McKeon do their best to keep their children – Bronagh (4), Feilim (2), Tomas (6), and Clodagh (8) – eating healthily. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

“Mum, nobody wants to come on a playdate here because you’re too healthy.” Even as a passionate believer in encouraging children to love healthy food,(...)

“We’ve been fighting a lot since and I don’t know what to do.” Photograph: Getty Images

Dear Roe, I’m a 26-year-old man, and I’ve been with my girlfriend for five months, though we were casually seeing each other people for a while befor(...)

Dear Roe, My husband and I are both in our 40s and have been together for 13 years. We’re very happy, life is good – but it’s been a few years since(...)

The fact that you didn’t discuss a long-distance relationship indicates a lack of  communication and investment in seriously, realistically considering a future together. Photograph: iStock

Dear Roe, I met a man while living abroad last year. The first date left me on cloud nine, but also upset knowing that I would have to leave soon and(...)

People who are genderfluid can alternate between feeling more male and female at certain times. They can go through prolonged periods of time feeling more connected with one gender over the other, or it can vary day-to-day.

Dear Roe, My son is 15 and is convinced he’s genderfluid. He has told me that’s it’s not a passing phase. He wants me to buy him pink girl’s underwea(...)

People can need time to recover from emotional trauma Photograph: iStock

Dear Roe, I’ve been with my boyfriend for over a year and a half we’ve never had sex. He’s been really hurt from previous relationships and has compl(...)

Nigel Coen and Julie Meehan with their daughters Amie  (4)  and Clarion Coen (7), with the school’s co-founders Maura Duignan and Gayle Nagle at Sligo Sudbury School. Photograph: James Connolly

As thousands of children settle back into classrooms under the watchful eye of their teachers, students at a new school in rural Co Sligo will be free(...)

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