Peadar Maxwell

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The Cullen children, Joshua, Kayleigh, Leon, Amelia and Cara, who range in age from 16 to five: Their mother, Jessica Cullen, believes 10 is the best age for a child to have a phone

These days everyone has a smartphone and many are addicted to it – checking for updates, surfing the net and sending messages (mostly inane) have beco(...)

Child psychologist Peadar Maxwell says parents shouldn’t beat themselves up about a lack of expensive holidays.

Summertime and the living is easy. Well it can be for those who can afford to jet away to the sun or sign their children up to every summer camp and a(...)

When your child has joined a website, talk about having a think-before-you-post policy. Have them think about everyone in their school reading the post before they decide to make it public

When I was a kid, the contact I had with my friends was mostly face-to-face or with grudging parental consent, on the family phone. Today’s youngsters(...)

Peadar Maxwell is a  senior psychologist within the HSE in Wexford. Photograph: Patrick Browne

I am the senior psychologist in a primary care child and adolescent psychology team within the Health Service Executive in Wexford. We assess and trea(...)

Megan Corcoran, a Communications student in DCU. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Exam stress is very familiar to every student. So last year we highlighted an unusual project at Wexford’s Loreto Secondary School, where teachers (...)

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