Parenting Conference More than 100 parents, children and healthcare professionals gathered at IT, Tralee for the Parenting our Children - Art and Science conference on Saturday 9 February .

Keynote speaker, clinical psychologist and mother of seven Dr. Kate Byrne shared her expertise on the theory and practice of responsive parenting.
The conference was organised by the voluntary group La Leche League in association with the Community Work Department, HSE South and the Department of Nursing and Health Care Studies IT, Tralee .

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Notes to the editor:

* La Leche League
La Leche League is an international voluntary organisation that is in existence for fifty years.  It provides information and support to any woman who wishes to breastfeed her baby. All La Leche League Leaders are volunteer mothers who have enjoyed nursing their own babies and who value the need to support other nursing mothers.

** Attachment Parenting
Attachment Parenting is based on the philosophy of nurturing parenting practices that create strong emotional bonds, also known as secure attachment, between parent and child. This style of parenting encourages responsiveness to the infant or child's emotional needs, helping to develop trust and security in the child. 

For further information including organising interviews please contact:
Brita Lyons, Institute of Technology, Tralee, Tel: 066 7191705