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 with David ColemanMy 4-year-old is excluded from play dates – what should I do?

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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David Coleman was back in studio with Sean O’Rourke to help parents navigate the rocky road of parenthood.  First up, an issue that many parents worry about at all stages of childhood and beyond – is my child making friends in school or are they feeling excluded and what’s the appropriate action for a parent?  David started out with two …

Parenting with David Coleman

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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Parenting.  Nobody said it was going to be easy.  To try and make it a tad simpler, clinical child psychologist David Coleman joined Sean O’Rourke to field listeners’ questions. Up for discussion today, why talk about social media is becoming more important… “You really do open them up to I think an awful lot of danger” Pornography… “Not all of …

Parenting‘You deal with any kind of questions about death… very matter-of-factly with a three-year-old so you’ll say things like yes, everybody’s going to die but most people don’t die until they’re very, very old.’

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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Imaginary friends, all-too-real tantrums and a fascination with death – clinical psychologist David Coleman joined Miriam O’Callaghan to answer listener’s questions about their kids. A mum contacted the show explaining that her 3-year-old has not only 4 imaginary friends but also an imaginary dog.  David says that she is worrying about nothing, literally. “I don’t think the mum has anything …

Raising your kids to be self-reliant‘If I really want my kids to be independent – and I do – then I need to act like it.’

As heard on The Ray D'Arcy Show

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Sara Zaske is an American mother who wrote a book about raising your child the “German” way: Achtung Baby: The German Art of Raising Self-reliant Children. She joined guest host Brenda Donohue on the line on The Ray D’Arcy Show to tell listeners why she thinks we should all be taking a more German approach when it comes to raising kids. Sara calls the book a “research-memoir”, explaining that …

Parenting Queries Answered ‘My 12-year-old boy has become very badly behaved.  He gets himself all worked up and keeps talking of killing himself and his funeral.’

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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Clinical Child Psychologist David Coleman was on Today with Sean O’Rourke to answer the difficult questions of parents at the end of their tether. One parent wrote in with a scenario that may be familiar to many. “We have a very good 14-year-old daughter but we’re having problems for the last few weeks.  She has worn short dresses before but …

‘I was 36 having my first baby and I think I made every single possible mistake going’

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Like many expectant parents, entrepreneur, Jennifer Shaw found herself micromanaging her first pregnancy to such a degree that she spotted an interesting gap in the market and together with her colleague turned business partner, Claire Finnan, they set about launching an event aimed at the parents of the more than 70 thousand babies born in Ireland every year. Claire and …

Jen Hogan‘I couldn’t understand this sadness. It started for me as soon as she was born.’

As heard on The Ray D'Arcy Show

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As the mother of seven children Jen Hogan has had a lot of opportunities to hone her parenting skills, so who better to write The Real Mum’s Guide to Surviving Parenthood.  Starting as a blogger on all things parenting, this is Jen’s first book and everything in the book she tells Ray is from her own experiences. Before she had …