David Coleman

clinical psychologist, broadcaster & author

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Monthly Archives: May 2011

Merging families

My latest Q&A in the Irish Independent deals with the difficulties children can experience when their parents enter into new relationships after a separation. How can I help my daughter cope with my ex’s new family?

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Talk in Newbridge this Thursday

I’ll be giving a talk this Thursday June 2nd at the Keadeen Hotel, Newbridge at 6.30pm. This free event is for parents of children aged 10 – 17. The talk will give tips on positive parenting strategies, including issues on suspected substance abuse. Click here for all the details. I look forward to seeing you […]

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Dealing with Exam Stress

Here is an audio link to Ryan Tubridy and I discussing exam stress. I also have a link here to guidelines for deep breathing which is a very effective technique for reducing acute stress or anxiety. Here is a guided visualisation which is an alternative relaxation strategy that you might prefer.

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Some audio advice about bedwetting

Listen back to Ryan and I discussing bedwetting on Tubridy on 2FM

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Starting in Secondary School

This month’s feature article in the Irish Independent is all about that transition for children from primary to secondary school. You can read it here

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Bedwetters at home?

Read my latest Q&A in the Irish Independent all about bedwetting: How can I help my 11-year-old son to stop wetting the bed?

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