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Wayne McSweeney with son Christian (15), who has intellectual disabilities, and his daughter Molly, wife Jennifer and son Oisín. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Wayne McSweeney only agreed to take part in a programme for parents of adolescents with intellectual disabilities because he thought he might finally (...)

The term ‘school refusal’ may conjure up the image of a brat who refuses point blank to go to school. However, it’s not usually a case of misbehaving

Almost 60,000 children in Ireland won’t have turned up for school today. Maybe they’re sick or unavoidably absent but many of them, despite the best e(...)

The ideal is to negotiate with your daughter’s father and reach an agreement about what is best for your daughter

Three years ago, when I was on holiday in England, I had a brief relationship that resulted in me becoming unexpectedly pregnant (due to contraception(...)

Donna Gray with her children, Alex aged 7 and Jake aged 4. The boys are pictured with their Share Box, one of the many tips Donna picked up at the Parenting Plus course in Ballybay creche, in Co Monaghan. Photograph: Philip Fitzpatrick

‘Press the pause button” sounds simple, but it’s easier said than done not to react to a tantruming toddler, a demanding tween or a ranting teenage(...)

People with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) present with range of interrelated difficulties such as delays in language development, sensory sensitivi(...)