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My “child” has gone to college……

As a parent you may have some mixed feelings when your son/daughter goes to college. If they are the first to “flee the nest” it can be difficult to judge how much space you should give them. A text here and there to say you’re thinking of them helps and say to them that you’d like to hear from them once in awhile!!!
Karen

College-the best days of your life?

By now you have had a few weeks in college. Your biggest worry may not be about academic work, but how you will make friends. Remember, while you may hear others say college days are the best days of your life, it takes time to make friends! My advice? Be patient, relax about it and join in EVERYTHING! You will get to know others but it takes time…..
Karen.

Ireland AM Appearance

Hello
I will be appearing on Ireland AM this Friday 25th August to answer viewer’s questions/dilemmas. We will also have a dedicated piece on helping families deal with separation.
Karen.

Ireland AM Appearance

Hello,
Delighted to be appearing on Ireland AM tomorrow morning 28th July at 9.35am and 10.10am, to answer viewers dilemmas/questions.
Karen

Ireland AM Appearance

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Delighted to be appearing on Ireland AM tomorrow morning, Friday 16th June to answer viewer’s questions/dilemmas.
Karen

Appearance on Ireland AM.

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I will be appearing on Ireland AM this Friday 21st April to answer viewer’s questions/dilemmas. I will be on at approximately 9.35am and 10.10am.
Karen

TV Appearance

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I will be appearing on the G Request Show tomorrow night 23rd August at 7.30 p.m. on Sky Channel 182. The conversation focuses on the value of family therapy for dealing with lots of relationship dilemmas with particular reference to relationship breakdown and children.

Hope you find it useful,
Karen

The sun is shining it must be exam time!

Hello
The weather has been really beautiful and as usual when the sun shines students are indoors doing their Junior and Leaving Cert exams. I have heard parents over the last few days talking about their young person and wondering how best to support them without putting pressure on them.

The focus at this point for parents needs to be one of nurturing the young person. By this I mean making sure they are sleeping well, eating properly and taking some breaks for exercise. Staying up late cramming and relying on caffeine can only add to feelings of anxiety about the exams. As a parent it is useful to remember that this time will pass, they will relax again and your role is to support them through this time by providing extra TLC.

Karen