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 – early 2018

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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Finding Your Tribe: The Jungle Book, a story of Adoption & Belonging!

The recent release of The Jungle Book movie adaptation has given Rudyard Kipling’s much-loved story a new lease of life and lots of fresh pairs of eyes. The story follows Mowgli, an 11 year old boy forced to leave the ...
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Harry Potter: “The boy who lived!”

J.k Rowling's Harry Potter series provides a rich narrative of adolescence, in particular how he manages, having suffered early abandonment as an infant, to recover from attachment trauma. Check out our brief interpretation of the series which we hope will be of interest to you as parents.   ...
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Screen time – The other parent?

Have you noticed lately how our children seem to be developing accents with an American twang? We don’t mean excessive use of “y’all”, “howdy” or using words like refrigerator, garbage and zucchini, but you have noticed an inclination – haven’t you? If, like ...
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