Younger children need the reassurance of a calm environment in times of stress. Photograph: iStock

Rising anxiety levels and decreasing resilience among children has been a hot topic among professionals in recent years, with over-scheduled lives and(...)

While children are very good adjusters, the new norm is temporary and the old norm will return and we will have to readjust children back.

Here are seven tips from experts on how to support children through the continuing crisis, in the hope that they will be able to look back on this as (...)

Prof Carolyn Webster-Stratton is a big advocate of the group approach at a time when other societal trends are fragmenting families and isolating parents

Prof Carolyn Webster-Stratton is not a household name in Ireland but many families around the country have benefitted from the fruit of her life’s wor(...)

Launching the findings of the ENRICH programme led by the Centre for Mental Health and Community Research at Maynooth University were Jeanette Traynor and Jessica Staines. Photograph: Conor Healy / Picture It Photography

It took just one new mother to say out loud that she was “so tired” and within minutes all those around her were in tears. “It was a really special m(...)

 Christine Mulligan:   completing a PhD at Maynooth University’s  Centre for Mental Health and Community Research, having returned to college as a mature student to graduate with a first-class degree in psychology.   Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

“My mummy didn’t wake up this morning,” is what Christine Mulligan remembers telling a teacher as she and her classmates lined up to go into assembly (...)