Forthcoming Events

Parenting Seminars and Workshops across Ireland

Prior to 2020, Mary delivered conference presentations, parenting seminars, and professional development workshops across Ireland. However due to Covid 19 restrictions on large groups meeting face to face, her talks now mostly take place online. Hopefully, these circumstances will change in the future, but for now, here are some of her forthcoming Webinars, with details on how to make a booking.

Dr Mary O'Kane public presentation
Dr Mary O'Kane sitting in a couch
Dr Mary O'Kane public presentation

The Events

December 1, 2020


Via Zoom

Zoom Webinar on Raising Resilient Children

Resilience is key in supporting our children to cope with the ups and downs that life throws at them – it is what helps them to bounce back from adversity. It helps our children to work towards developing solutions when faced with challenges and gives them the internal self-belief to overcome difficulties.

In this seminar, Dr Mary O’Kane offers practical advice on how we can best support our children in becoming more resilient and having greater confidence in their own abilities.

This webinar covers:

  1. The importance of ‘one good adult’ for resilience
  2. Developing problem-solving and decision-making skills
  3. Links to self-esteem and feelings of capability
  4. Supporting healthy risk-taking

December 8, 2020

Via Zoom

Zoom Webinar on Supporting Anxious Children for Parents/Educators

All children worry at times, but for increasing numbers of young children it can be a real challenge to manage their anxiety. As preschool practitioners focus on the wellbeing of the children in their care, it is important that they understand how best to support anxious children and their families. In this talk, Dr Mary O’Kane explains exactly how anxiety works and how it impacts young children physically and emotionally. She will also offer practical advice on how to support these children helping them to manage their fears and gain confidence.




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