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Wednesday 19 February, 2014

Column: Would you correct another person’s child?

Is it ever ok to discipline someone else’s child? Martina Newe looks at when you should intervene – and when you absolutely shouldn’t.

Saturday 1 February, 2014

Column: How to care for your relationship once you have a baby

No matter how much preparation you do, the reality of caring for your new baby can overwhelm you. Follow these tips to keep your relationship on track once your bundle of joy arrives, writes Martina Newe.

Monday 6 January, 2014

Column: Having ‘the’ chat with your children… how to talk about sex and puberty

Parents are often unsure about how much to say to their children about sex – and at what age – but a little preparation goes a long way, writes Martina Newe.

Wednesday 4 September, 2013

Column: We should ban smacking – but we also need to help parents to do their job

Children’s charities want introduce legislation to ban smacking. That’s great – but it also needs to ensure parents get the balance right between positive parenting and discipline, writes Martina Newe.

Friday 21 December, 2012

Column: 10 tips for a special Christmas with the kids… on a budget

Christmas can be expensive for parents, but it is important to remember that children remember the traditions and memories about Christmas, not the presents, writes Martina Newe.

Sunday 11 November, 2012

Column: Let’s talk about sex – how to handle the dreaded talk with your teens

Your teen needs to be informed about sexual health and the importance of keeping themselves safe, writes Martina Newe.