The Role of the Dad

In a toddler’s world, mom is always right, so if this is the case with little people, what role does dad play? Claire Maher looks at the impact dads have on their child’s life. It is important to note that in this article the words ‘father’ or ‘dad’ are used, but this does not specifically … Continue reading The Role of the Dad


Bullying Behaviour in Schools

Bullying is the intentional and repetitive negative behaviour towards others. It generally involves a real or perceived power imbalance. Bullying can have long-term effects on the bullied and bully. Educational Psychologist, Claire Maher, discusses the different types of bullying and signs parents can look out for to ascertain whether their child is being bullied, or … Continue reading Bullying Behaviour in Schools

The New School Year

The new school year can be exceptionally anxiety provoking for children (and teens) and therefore their parents or caregivers.  The new school year means a new teacher, possibly new or different classmates, and sometimes even a new school, with a new school uniform, and completely new environment. There are a number of ways that families can try to make the new school year as stress and anxiety free as possible.  Educational psychologist Claire Maher has advice for families as they enter into a new year of school routines.

Sexuality Talks

Sex and sexuality are generally conversations that parents would prefer not to have with their children.  However, these are areas that require attention from the very beginning.  Educational Psychologist Claire Maher considers what is appropriate to discuss with your children, and how to answer those tricky questions.