Dr Mary O'Kane is a Lecturer in Psychology, Early Childhood Studies and Education. Her research interests include childhood transitions; self esteem and wellbeing, and the value of play.

She runs a monthly Parenting Slot on Ireland AM discussing a broad range of parenting and childhood issues while also responding to viewers parenting queries.

She is also a regular contributor to the Alison Curtis Show on Today FM. She gives public talks on a range of topics related to child wellbeing, parenting, and education, and is well known for her humorous down to earth approach.

Raising Resilient Children (for Parents)

Raising Resilient Children

Public Training €20

This parenting course offers practical advice on how we can best support our children in becoming more resilient and having greater confidence in their own abilities.

Parenting with Patience (for Parents)

Parenting with Patience

Public Training €20

This parenting course offers practical advice on supporting children's social and emotional development while managing behaviour in a positive way.

Parenting Tweens and Teens (for Parents)

Parenting Tweens and Teens

Public Training €20

This parenting course offers practical advice on how we can support our teens to grow into the adults we know they can become and achieve all they are capable of.

Supporting Anxious Children (for Parents)

Supporting Anxious Children

Public Training €20

A practical webinar for parents led by Dr Mary O'Kane on anxiety and how to help children to manage their fears and gain confidence.

Positive Communication and Growth Mindset (for Parents)

Positive Communication

Public Training €20

This parenting course offers practical advice for parents on how to communicate in a positive and proactive manner, to help children develop a growth mindset and reach their full potential.

Parenting in the Online World (for Parents)

Parenting Online World

Public Training €20

In this parenting course Dr Mary O'Kane considers how we can best support our children to not only survive, but to thrive, in their online engagements.

Parenting News

Helping Children to Develop a Growth Mindset

We all want to raise children who have the strength and independence to face the life’s challenges. To do this, a child needs to know that they have...

Raising Resilient Children

We often refer to resilience as the ability to bounce back from difficulties, but resilience is deeper than that. When we are at our lowest,...