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 (...)

Geraldine and Devin as a baby: ‘Devin was two weeks old when I realised my behaviour, my mood, my attitude and the frightening attacks were more than simply being overwhelmed with a newborn and a pre-schooler.’

The Irish Times has been shortlisted in three categories for the 2019 Headline Mental Health Media Awards. The awards – which were established more t(...)

What should you do if you suspect your child is picking on others? Photograph: iStock/Getty

We hear a lot of concern about children in school being bullied but, for every victim, there is a bully. On occasion, an encounter with the parent of (...)

Teens mightn’t be willing to talk to adults about the problem. Photograph: iStockphoto

If your child is being bullied, the temptation can be to rush in to the school, all guns blazing, and solve the problem. But sometimes a more delicate(...)

Bullying can happen to anyone, but some children are more vulnerable than others. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty

If your child is being bullied, the temptation can be to rush in to the school, all guns blazing, and try to solve the problem. But sometimes a more d(...)

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For as long back as he can remember, Dylan would go to bed at night and pray that he would wake up a boy. “I had no idea. I would have classified him (...)

Protestors outside RTÉ against the inclusion of Graham Linehan in the ‘Prime Time’ Generation Gender report

For a moment, as she welcomes the viewer to a Prime Time special, Generation Gender (RTÉ One, Tuesday, 9.35pm), Miriam O’Callaghan seems less like a c(...)

Broken family relationships can create all sorts of tensions at Christmas. Photograph: Getty Images

It is dubbed the most wonderful time of the year – but not for everybody. Christmas can be a time of joy and happiness for many, but what about those (...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel and French president Emmanuel Macron are among several European leaders who do not have children. Photograph: Michele Tantussi/Getty Images

Theresa May (British prime minister), Emmanuel Macron (president of France) and Angela Merkel (chancellor of Germany). World leaders, and child-free. (...)

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