Millennials entering today’s workplaces want to work for diverse firms with a mix of ethnicities, social backgrounds, gender and sexuality. Photograph: iStock

The days of grateful serfs thanking the all-powerful boss for a lump of coal at Christmas are long gone. With the economy continuing to grow, graduate(...)

A treat for pupils before getting Junior Certificate results at Temple Carrig School in Greystones, Co Wicklow. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Doing badly in the Junior Certificate examinations is not an indicator that the student will do badly in the Leaving Certificate examinations, accordi(...)

It’s many parents’ greatest fear – that their child could be whipped away by a stranger with bad intentions. Growing up, many of us were told “don’t (...)

Olivia Mai and her husband, Bartek Typrowicz, with their children, Anya (6) and Nicholas (3), outside The Stork Exchange, at Dublin Airport. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

It used to be a handwritten postcard of an impossibly idyllic scene that did the job. Now multiple photos of colourful cocktails, happy, sandy-face(...)

 Jolanta Burke, positive psychologist and PhD researcher at Trinity College Dublin, says that the kind of feedback you give a child is crucial.Photograph: Eric Luke

We all want our children to be happy and the temptation, in this era of “over-parenting”, is to rush in to try to fix their problems. A child down (...)

Sheila O’Malley of Practical Parenting believes that “nobody disrespects you unless you allow them to”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

It’s when you’re utterly exhausted and your baby is crying yet again . . . or you’re running all day after a toddler who has no off-switch . . . or tr(...)

As a society, we have become so anxious about raising children – from attempting to safety-proof every conceivable scenario to fretting about maximising their potential – that they can’t but absorb that parental anxiety. Photograph: Thinkstock

Teenagers sitting the State exams next month will tell you a thing or two about stress. But for the majority of them, this is a temporary phase. It is(...)

Re-establishing term time routines after the long summer holidays is one of the most challenging aspects of family life at this time of year. M(...)

A desire for access to the household finances is not exclusive to working women.

In Emma Donoghue’s play on Dublin-born writer Maeve Brennan, Talk of the Town, scenes of the writer’s drink-fuelled, glamorous life in New York are in(...)

Sue Jameson (centre) and Denise Guidera (second from the right) with members of the Dublin 7 Cuidiu Breastfeeding support group in Phibsboro. Photograph: Alan Betson

The “good enough mother” was a notion that was promoted by paediatrician and psychoanalyst Donald Winnicott when he started broadcasting parent(...)