Good parents are able to pause and choose a response that best matches the need of the individual child in front of them.  Photograph: iStock

Question: My wife and I were raised in very different environments, probably both different extremes in parenting. She was raised in a very strict env(...)

What is the best way to prepare young children for a move abroad? Photograph: iStock

Question: I am looking for advice on how best to prepare my children for a move from Ireland to New Zealand. They are four, six and eight years old. T(...)

Be creative this year as you plan new rituals and celebrations with your family and friends that keep within the public health guidelines. Photograph: iStock/Getty Images

As we head into the festive season, it is important to acknowledge how stressful 2020 has been. The Covid-19 crisis has upended our worlds and imposed(...)

23 per cent of children are reported to have difficulties in relation to social skills due to the lack of social interaction.

Almost two thirds of children with autism have experienced an overall decline in their skills and abilities as a result of the coronavirus restriction(...)

 5G conspiracy graffiti in London Photograph: Neil Hall/EPA

There is a relatively new global ranking, where the UK is a world leader and Ireland comes in at number three. Unfortunately it’s the number of arson (...)

The circumstances of individual families vary and the individual needs of children and parents can be different

Questions 1) I am a separated mother with a six-year-old son. Her father lives at the other end of the country and she had a routine of seeing him ev(...)

Completing a postgrad might seem a daunting prospect but it can also  be rewarding. Photograph: Getty

Dr Melanie Ryberg  MLitt Neuropsychology UCD School of Psychology (2008)  Clinical psychologist My postgrad was an opportunity to explore (...)

Question: I am wondering how best to talk to my children about coronavirus. Clearly, there is lots of anxiety around. My 14-year-old daughter, who has(...)

January can be marked with a frenzy of new goals, resolutions and promised lifestyle changes. However, research shows that most people fail to keep their resolutions beyond the first few weeks.

People often start the new year with high hopes and expectations. January can be marked with a frenzy of new goals, resolutions and promised lifestyle(...)

Dr Mac Donncha said it was clear to him that students are taking more of an active interest in their bodies and their health.

They say your student days are the best days of your life - but what they don’t tell you is that you may well spend the rest of your life picking up t(...)

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