There has been an alarming rise in the number of children abusing their parents, with the majority suffering in silence because of shame and guilt.
Mon, 02 Jun, 2014
Should you give your children pocket money and if so how much? Experts give their views on the pros and cons of financing your teenager.
Sun, 13 Apr, 2014
Older fathers are calmer and wiser, but can be less energetic.
Sun, 02 Mar, 2014
Strong emotions can sometime tip over into violence towards parents, who need to stand firm and stay calm, says Helen O’Callaghan.
Sun, 26 Jan, 2014
As the popularity of the controversial website ask.fm fades, another site is gaining currency with teenagers, leading to social media experts warning parents to talk to their children about Snapchat.
Mon, 04 Nov, 2013
It was during a particularly cringeworthy masturbation scene in Love/Hate last week when Parentline CEO Rita O’Reilly’s friend made a throwaway comment that raised the whole notion of appropriate and inappropriate sexuality.
Fri, 11 Oct, 2013
Irish parents are going to have to ‘man up’, cast their embarrassment aside and open up conversations about pornography with their children according to Parentline.
Thu, 10 Oct, 2013
YOUR mother-in-law says you should crack down more on your kids’ bold behaviour.
Sun, 06 Oct, 2013
Children’s groups and organisations for parents have seen a rise in numbers calling with concerns about cyberbullying.
Wed, 14 Nov, 2012
As many as one-in-five Irish couples may experience violence from their children, with the majority suffering in silence because of shame and guilt over their belief that they have failed as parents.
Tue, 13 Nov, 2012
A forensic psychologist who runs courses on cyberbullying has said viral videos such as the Cork schoolgirl fight will serve to wake youngsters up to the dangers of posting their lives online.
Sat, 13 Oct, 2012
Should teenagers be prohibited from bringing their phones to school?
Wed, 10 Oct, 2012
WHETHER it’s your child’s play date persistently snatching the best toys, or a loudmouth kid on the bus shouting swear words, is it ever OK to discipline other people’s children?
Sat, 07 Jul, 2012
Every parent’s heart breaks when they see their child disappointed. But coping with disappointment is an important lesson.
Sat, 26 May, 2012
I’M not asking for a fairy godmother, but a granny would be great. Since our much-loved and wanted little daughter arrived, I’ll admit I sometimes long for a cheerful, bustling grandmother to turn up and utter the magic words ‘I’ll take her for half an hour’ — just so I can have a long, leisurely shower or pop out to meet a friend for coffee.
Sat, 26 May, 2012
We resolve to be less strict than our parents but a liberal attitude may be found wanting with adolescents, who question rules and challenge boundaries, says
Thu, 05 Jan, 2012
ABUSE and fallout from family breakdown are among the issues causing most concern to parents using the confidential Parentline phone service.
Mon, 17 Oct, 2011
PARENTLINE launches its fifth annual national parents week today in a bid to encourage more parents to get help on raising their children when they run into problems.
Mon, 05 Oct, 2009
MORE parents are being bullied and beaten by their children, a national helpline warned yesterday.
Sun, 16 Mar, 2008
Special events are due to take place across the country this week to mark National Parents Week.
Mon, 15 Oct, 2007
THE angry, aggressive and antisocial behaviour of children causes the most heartache for parents today.
Sat, 21 Apr, 2007
TEENAGE girls have overtaken boys as the greatest cause of worry to their parents, calls to a parent helpline have revealed.
Tue, 07 Mar, 2006