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The first in our Christmas 2019 blog series by Val Mullally.
How do I offer Charity without undermining a person’s dignity?
Here are two words that can make a huge difference: Compassionate Curiosity 

Last edited December 16th 2018

Every parent remembers those sleepless nights with a sick child. When you are so tired all you want to do is sleep – but when your child isn’t well he NEEDS you! 

Here is a beautiful reflection

Last edited November 12th 2017

Today is World Mental Health Day. On this day last year I was going to work to see people who were struggling with mental illness. I had little personal insight into what it was actually like. Fast forward one year on. I have seen it from the other side. And it is harder and darker and more terrifying than I could ever have imagined.

Last edited November 12th 2017

How to be good parent? ‘Any area in your life that has inconsistent results is an area where you have not made a decision to be consistent in your actions.’ Parenting blog by Val Mullally

Last edited June 04th 2017

‘My relationship with my then-teenage son was as scratchy as wire-wool on sunburnt skin.’ Parenting Expert Val Mullally shares her AHA moment. How to create a happier home.

Last edited August 20th 2016

Do you worry about what sort of world your children will have to survive in?
What sort of future will your child have? Aggressive behaviour is escalating worldwide. War is not an option. A call to action for parents. Let’s BE the difference that makes the difference.

Last edited January 07th 2019

It’s hard to set limits with a strong willed child! Parenting expert Val Mullally shares insights into how we as parents can be the healing balm to create calmer, happier interactions.

Last edited March 03rd 2017

How to create a garden where your child will WANT to play? Parenting expert Val Mullally shares some interesting ideas she spotted at an Outdoor Pre-school near Kilkenny.

Last edited June 04th 2017