Teens & Tweens: Holidays, exam results & letting go

The summer holiday is close to over and the new school, college and university years are on the horizon.  Despite the habitual parental groans that precede the summer holiday period, it is more than any other, a time for stepping away from normal routines and commitments and regrouping as a family.  I for one relish…

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Tweens and Teens: Surviving the summer holidays

Where did June go?? For some of us here in Ireland the school holidays have arrived and we are managing how best to use the time. We are casting about for ideas on where to take the kids to keep them busy and/or entertained, and maybe more importantly, how to make sure they aren’t glued…

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Moving through seasons of change with our tweens & teens

So that was it, spring came and went and now summer is upon us! As the seasons change, so we transition through the ups and downs of life. The challenges are endured when we know that there’s a reward waiting around the corner, like the posibility of a nice long break after hard work. This…

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Teens & Tweens: Celebrating teenagers

Oversharing details about our children on social media and where to draw the line in terms of protecting their privacy is a subject of much debate, but this is nowhere more prevalent than in the world of parenting a teen or tween.  To this age group what others think and say about them really matters…

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Teens & Tweens: Navigating the teenage years

Parenting is a journey of discovery but most parents of teens & tweens would say it takes on a whole new meaning in the secondary years.  Those glorious milestones of the early years of teething, crawling, walking and talking are suddenly replaced by those of puberty, drinking, rebellion and more.  As parents we have all…

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