Grandparents Matter

Grandparents can play a significant, positive role in the lives of Grandchildren, at all stages of their development. It can be a wonderful experience but also has huge responsibilities. Involvement can be a continuum, going from no contact to full…

Why talking to your teen about alcohol matters!

Why does talking to your teen about alcohol matter? Research confirms the role of the family and parents as the most important influence on children’s expectations, attitudes, and up to a certain age, behaviours relating to alcohol use.1 Even at an early age,…

Guest Blog: Kate Gunn. Parenting as a “normal” drinker

I was a normal drinker. A social drinker. A mid-lane drinker. A grey area drinker. Which is to say I drank like most people in Ireland. I never drank to worrying levels and I never hit rock bottom.   When my three children…

Parenting Teens-A Call to Action

3 minute read.  The impact of your relationship with your teen/child lasts a lifetime. The quality of your relationship and connection with your teen is important to their development and the decisions they make. A warm, loving relationship and being…

Education Matters: Parenting During a Pandemic

Parenting can be challenging at the best of times, but it may be particularly challenging during recent restrictions when children and teens are under your care 24/7. Tensions and anxieties can run high, so it is really important that you,…