Sheila Wayman

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Young teenage boys train at the the football club Afturelding in Mosfellsbaer, outside of Reykjavik, where national Iceland’s football player Hannes Haldorsson trained as a teenager. Photograph: Karl Petersson/AFP

If there was an invisible, protective cloak to throw over your child as they go about establishing their place in the world, what parent wouldn’t want(...)

Beverley Callender has been a nurse at Villiers School in Limerick  for the past 14 years. Photograph: Diarmuid Greene

“It’s a bit of an enigma being a school nurse,” says Valerie Pedlow about a job she has worked in for almost 30 years, currently at Wesley College in (...)

Fiona Ferris and daughter Katelynn Ferris-Hamilton (11). Girls tend to “mask” their behaviour leading to late diagnosis. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

The prevalence of autism is estimated to be at least three times higher among boys than girls, but whether this is down to biology or bias in diagnosi(...)

Financial pressures on families of children in hospital go under the radar

Parents spend up to €150 extra a day when a child is in hospital care and the impact of mounting non-medical costs for long-term stays or frequent vis(...)

Parents Matt and Jennifer with children Maitiú, Daire, Rossa, Oscar and Clara at the RIAM, Westland Row, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

It’s an early start on Saturday mornings for the Mic Síomóin family in Co Meath, who are due at the Royal Irish Academy of Music (RIAM) on Dublin’s We(...)

 Trust is the key to communicating with 13-year-olds. Photograph: iStock

“They won’t listen,” we parents fume about teenagers, while they rant about how adults “don’t understand”. Both sides are right – and wrong. Adults d(...)

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 (...)

Cherry Keane with her two granddaughters, Grace Keane (7) and Sarah-Jane Keane (4). Photograph: Tom Honan

The one “horrible” part of the first lockdown in the coronavirus pandemic for Dublin grandmother Cherry Keane (76) was being separated from her two yo(...)

Pictured is Samantha Stuart from Carrick-On-Suir, owner of Pretty Bowtique, with her family, husband Alan, daughters Abigail and Aoibhinn and son Alex. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Flexibility in the workplace is a lifeline for parents with young children and one way of getting it is to become your own boss. For the three women (...)

“Winter is coming . . . ” The Rotunda hospital’s director of midwifery and nursing, Fiona Hanrahan, evokes a Game of Thrones mantra to convey the sen(...)

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