Parenting pressures‘I feel my husband hasn’t stepped up with looking after the toddler’

As heard on Today with Miriam

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Clinical Child Psychologist David Coleman joined Miriam O’Callaghan on the Today programme to answer parenting queries. A listener got in touch to say that she has been growing more and more frustrated as her husband appears to be avoiding getting involved when it comes to their 2-and-a-half year old toddler.  They had another baby 9 months ago and the listener …

Parenting Advice‘He frequently cries about his lack of confidence as he leaves the house to play a match or even go training.’

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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Listener Claire contacted David Coleman looking for some advice to help her 11 year old son who suffers from a lack of confidence, and ‘worries about everything’. While doing well in school and in sport, Claire revealed that her son refuses to spend any time alone at all, and regularly checks under the bed as he’s worried someone could be …

Homework‘Have a plan… so that homework is just part of the daily routine, that it’s as expected as brushing your teeth’

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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It’s a staple fixture for the vast majority of children and teenagers in education, but it appears that homework still causes tension in homes around the country. Clinical Child Psychologist David Coleman spoke on Today with Sean O’Rourke, explaining that there are certainly perceived benefits from having exercises to do each day after school. “Most people would say oh its …