Sheila Wayman

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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(...)

Tony Owens with Arthur.

When the home team runs out for an international charity soccer match in Dublin’s Dalymount Park at the end of May, every player will have the same(...)

One of the most important elements of a good bedtime routine is that sleep happens at the same time every night.

Night-time waking and severe asleep deprivation are unavoidable for new parents but for how long should that last and what can be done if it seems to (...)

Ann Fleming and her eldest grandchild Cian Domican, making Christmas pudding.Photograph: Dave Meehan for The Irish Times

It’s not only plum puddings that Ann Fleming is making with her grandson Cian Domican on a Thursday evening in the run-up to Christmas. It’s a whole c(...)

Christina and Liam Cashell. Their home situation having come on ‘in leaps and bounds’, the Cashells were able to enjoy their first family holiday in three years in Spain last summer. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Liam and Christina Cashell could see the youngest of their two daughters was suffering terribly from anxiety but they had no idea what was wrong. The(...)

Kaitlin Eddy with Stephen Hinson. Photograph: Neely Ker-Fox

stretch marks, the flabby tummy, the herniated belly button, the Caesarean-section scar: they’re all telltale signs of motherhood that most women l(...)

Writer Maeve Binchy could never have foreseen that her deploring of “etiquette fiends”, with their notions of social graces, would inadvertently kicks(...)

School bullying: 26 per cent of primary school children in the country say they have been bullied offline and 13 per cent online. Photograph: iStock

A beautifully proportioned 17th-century house in north Dublin is perhaps an unlikely home for a campaign to eradicate bullying in schools around the S(...)

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(...)

The term ‘school refusal’ may conjure up the image of a brat who refuses point blank to go to school. However, it’s not usually a case of misbehaving

Almost 60,000 children in Ireland won’t have turned up for school today. Maybe they’re sick or unavoidably absent but many of them, despite the best e(...)

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