Sheila Wayman

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Changes  to primary schooling as a result of coronavirus are reinforcing social inequalities, according to an emergency report. Photograph: Dean Lewins/EPA

The coronavirus pandemic is reshaping primary school education, but the impact of the changes is reinforcing social inequalities, according to an emer(...)

Luke Casserly: “We are the ‘lucky’ ones, getting to be the guinea pigs.” Photograph: Shelley Corcoran

“The class of 2020”. Back in September, 2013, that opening caption on the presentation at the introductory evening for parents of first-year students (...)

 Richard Hogan, author of Parenting the Screenager pictured at home with his wife Erica and children Hannah (9) Lizzy (6) and Sophie (3). Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

In this time of social distancing most parents of teenagers are spending a lot more time in closer proximity to their offspring. How’s it going for yo(...)

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(...)

Trainee paediatrician Karen O’Neill at University Hospital Galway: “I think we still have miles to go in terms of adolescent oncology treatment in this country.” Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Cancer survival rates are rising all the time but among one age group of patients – adolescents and young adults – the gains have been slower. The re(...)

 A  woman purchasing over-the-counter medication from a pharmacist

Pharmacists are the country’s most accessible, frontline, health professionals – available for free advice, often at a moment’s notice. And almost hal(...)

Eoin Roche and family.

When Dublin hurling coach Eoin Roche looks back at professional sports photos of him at the end of 2018, he can now see what he wasn’t aware of then –(...)

Sarah Gillespie:  One hour of moderate to vigorous activity a day is recommended for children. Yet a 2018 study found  just 17 per cent of Irish primary school children achieve that.

The recent headline findings that “one in four primary schoolchildren can’t run properly” and “one in two can’t kick a ball properly” is further damni(...)

Yoram Mosenzon is a trainer in Nonviolent Communication. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

“Hello,” says Yoram Mosenzon, with a firm handshake, “I want to pee”. It’s hardly a conventional greeting but entirely apt from an advocate of effecti(...)

Aileen Hickie:  new CEO of Parentline. “I would like to raise the profile and the awareness, mainly because I would like more people to know what a fantastic resource it is.” Photograph: Alan Betson

“Small children, small problems. Big children, big problems.” It’s a saying that is of no comfort to parents of young children but resonates with tho(...)

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