Over the years I have spoken to many thousands of people about a whole range of parenting and psychological topics.

I get invited by schools, parents’ associations, companies, childcare committees, community groups and others to come and share what I know about children, teenagers and families. I really value the opportunities I have to talk about my ideas about how we can best respond to our children. I make it my business to translate the psychological theories into common sense advice and guidance that everyone can understand.

Some of the kinds of talks I get asked to deliver include:


Effective Communication with Children and Teenagers


The Importance of Play for Children


Building Emotional Resilience


Building Self-Esteem and Confidence


Helping Children and Teenagers to cope with Anxiety


Children, Teenagers, Technology and the Online World


Positive Parenting

But, working with families for the last 20 years, as I have, has prepared me to talk on almost any topic related to children, teenagers and their emotional or psychological development. So if you have a topic you’d like me to cover with your group then please contact Niamh McCormack – – and she can give you an idea of my availability.


“The Joint Parents’ Associations of Colaiste An Chraoibhin, Loreto School & St Colmans would like to take this opportunity to offer their sincere thanks to you for an excellent presentation at our recent joint fundraising initiative, in Fermoy. Those who attended all agree that the night was of the highest standard. The extremely positive feedback and thanks we have received since this event is clearly a reflection on you and the overall night. Your thorough professionalism, coupled with the manner in which you dealt with issues, helped in no small way to make this a very successful and well attended fundraising initiative.”

– Joint Parents’ Associations of Colaiste An Chraoibhin

“This is a rather late but none the less heartfelt THANK YOU for the seminar you gave here at Brigit’s Garden. The feedback was overwhelmingly positive, and people really appreciated your advice and ideas as well as your excellent style of presentation.”

– Jenny, Brigit’s Garden, Roscahill, Co Galway

“A few more words to thank you for your seminar on Saturday in the Glendalough Hotel. There were so many points that I would have liked to have drawn attention to in my public thanks… the day, overall, was such a great combination of information, common sense, sensitivity, inspiration and humour, underpinned by the passion you so obviously feel for creating the best relationships between children and their parents.”

– Jeremy Kynaston, Wicklow County Childcare Committee

“Didn’t get an opportunity to say thank you for your wonderful work in September last. It was really well received and in a couple of instances, I have been getting very specific really good feedback on positive change. Once again thanks so much.”

– Viola Craig, Sligo County Childcare Committee

Please contact Niamh McCormack if you’d like to enquire about booking me to come and speak to your group.

t. +353 1 427 8400