Through the Looking glass of Books…

If you read any book during childhood that informed your view of the world, transformed your thinking or stuck with you for life, you’ll be acutely aware of the incredible power children’s literature has on developing minds. Stories and metaphors carry meaning for children which are explicably linked ...
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Children’s Literature, Building Resilience 23rd June 2018 at National Library of Ireland

A ground-breaking and thought provoking non-profit conference, which peers through the looking glass of children’s literature, promoting emotional and psychological resilience. A unique sharing of perspectives from the worlds of literature, psychotherapy and neuroscience offering inspiration and insights for parents!   It's been been planned and designed for parents, ...
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SAVE THE DATE – 2018 Conference

We're delighted to announce the date of our 2018 conference which will be held in The National Library on Saturday 23rd June bringing together the worlds of Psychotherapy, Literature and Neuroscience. Building on last years theme of 'Children's Literature - Building Resilience', this year we're exploring how ...
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February 2018 Morning Workshop – Resilient Parents of Teens

Saturday February 24th, 10am – 1pm. Clontarf, Dublin 3 The teenage years can be tough work. Adolescence is one of the most amazing developmental stages in life, one of the most extraordinary periods of growth and change. Lots of parents agree that parenting teens can be ...
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Wellbeing for Teachers

ABOUT THE PROGRAMME Teaching and learning can be stressful experiences for teachers and students, never more so than in an age where academic performance and top results are one of the main drivers within the educational system. This in turn leads to increased workloads, additional admin responsibilities, higher ...
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Game of Thrones: A Fairytale for Adults

Are you a ‘Thronie'? The collective name for the avid followers and fans of popular fantasy HBO television series Game of Thrones. If you’re a GoT superfan already engaged in the programme, you’ll know that ...
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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 early 2018. At times all parents feel lost or without a clue ...
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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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