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HSE Alcohol Programme

Tue, 14 August 2018

HSE Alcohol Programme

With the leaving cert results out on Wednesday morning, the HSE's Alcohol Programme has launched for parents filled with information and practical advice on how to talk to teenagers about alcohol and other drugs, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist Dr Gerry McCarney joins us to offer advice.

Dr Gerry McCarney, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, notes how important it is for parent's to know what their children are facing: "Drink and drugs are more harmful if you do not know what is going on. Getting your child's point of view is an important part of any conversation about alcohol or drugs. Listen carefully to find out what they know, what's happening with their friends and how they feel about drink and drugs."

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Talking to teens about substance abuse

Talking to teens about substance abuse

Mon, 30 July 2018

How can worried parents talk to their teens about drugs and substance abuse? Clinical Psychotherapist Joanna Fortune joined us to share her expert advice.

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Co-Parenting

Co-Parenting

Tue, 17 July 2018

Summertime can be difficult for separated parents, between holiday plans and childcare issues, it can be challenging for both children and their parents. Clinical Psychotherapist Joanna Fortune joins us to discuss how to make Co-Parenting this summer as seamless as possible.

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Dr. Mary O' Kane - Raising Independent Children

Dr. Mary O' Kane - Raising Independent Children

Wed, 20 June 2018

Dr Mary O'Kane, Lecturer in Psychology and Early Childhood Education, joins us with tips on making your children more independant  

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Stranger Danger

Stranger Danger

Wed, 23 May 2018

Clinical Psychotherapist Joanna Fortune joined us to offer her advice on talking to your children about stranger danger while striking the balance between informing and frightening them.

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Helping Children With Anxiety

Helping Children With Anxiety

Tue, 27 March 2018

This morning Dr Mary O'Kane is here with advice on how to deal with anxiety in children.  

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Internet Safety

Internet Safety

Tue, 2 January 2018

Kyle Petrie from esafety.ie is here to share his tips for parents on how to monitor your children online and help keep them safe.  

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