Secondary School

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How will Transition Year benefit my child?

Transition Year is a one year school based programme between the junior and senior cycle
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How can I encourage my teenager to study?

Useful tips on getting your teenager to study
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How should I respond to my child's questions about being gay?

It's common for teens to have questions about their sexuality...
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What is the best way to talk to my child about birth control?

The topic of birth control and protection can be particulary difficult to broach as you don't want your child to feel that you approve of sex at her age.
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What's the best way to initiate a conversation about sex with my child?

Firstly, parents should realise that they won’t be able to plan these conversations as conversations with teenagers rarely take place when and how their parents want them to.
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How can I help my teen solve her friendship problems?

As your teenager grows, it's important to be there to listen to your child but allow them to make their own decisions about friendships.
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What supplies will my secondary school child need?

The essentials tend to remain the same each year but as your child gets older they may need extra items.
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