Circle of Security Parenting Series

We are delighted to announce that Parental Pathways is now an approved Facilitator for the Circle of Security Parenting Series and will be offering courses for parents in both our venues, Clontarf, Dublin and Drogheda. Co. Louth,  commencing in September 2017. At times all parents feel lost or without a clue ...
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Trinity College Lecture Series: Child Sexual Abuse (CSA)

At our Conference on Building Resilience hosted in the National Library of Ireland in June 2017 we invited Dr. Ailise Bulfin from NUI Maynooth to speak about ...
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Inaugural Conference Children’s Literature, Building Resilience 17th June 2017 at National Library of Ireland

This unique one day conference brings together Authors, Animators and Psychotherapists to explore the transformative impact  of metaphor in building children's resilience.   It's been been planned and designed for parents, grandparents, teachers, librarians, therapists, writers, illustrators, animators, social workers and other healthcare professionals. Read more

Maria talks to RTE Junior

Click here to see Maria talking with Taragh Loughrey-Grant of RTE Junior  giving tips to help parents. The first is about the meaning behind bullying, a must watch for parents. https://rtejr.rte.ie/...
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Weaning and crawling; Baby steps

‘It takes a village to raise a child’, as the old African proverb goes, illustrating how necessary it is to support parents in the often challenging experiences of a baby’s development.Having a support network including family and friends is essential in helping parents navigate and manage the developmental ...
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NEW Lighthouse MBT Parenting Programme September 2017

Places are now available on the next Lighthouse© MBT-Parenting Programme developed in collaboration with the Anna Freud Centre. The programme uses a model aimed at enhance parents’ capacity to mentalize and in particular to mentalize their children, to enhance attunement in parent-child relationships and to promote secure attachment.  The programme ...
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X-Men – Are Teens The Real Mutants?

We might well wonder why Marvel’s X-Men has stood the test of time in popularity and widespread appeal. We all loosely know about Professor X, Jean Gray, Wolverine, Cyclops, Magneto et al.  The answer may lie in its underlying ...
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Raising parents is a tough job!

As we gaze into the eyes of our tiny children, how often do we realise that we’re raising the parents of tomorrow? It’s a heavy concept to get your head around – and we could be for forgiven for taking the psychological concept of ‘early intervention’ a little to ...
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6 Ted Talks on Psychotherapy that Parents Need To Watch

TED talks are a constant source of inspiration for the rest of the world. In a short 10-20 minute presentation, some of the most groundbreaking theories, ideas and revolutions have been shared. One of the greatest aspects ...
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Alice through the looking glass; captain of her own ship

Disney’s latest adaptation sees the return of Lewis Carroll’s Alice and her exciting adventures in Wonderland – an engaging story for adults and children alike. Since last we met her (in 2010’s star-studded Hollywood revamp) sea-faring Alice has now commandeered the Earth’s oceans, captaining her late father’s ...
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