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Ask the Expert: Advice on how to trust your teenager and give them freedom

Q: How do I trust my teenage children and give them a healthy but safe amount of freedom? A: Lorraine Thomas, chief executive of The Parent Coaching Academy, says: “As parents, we need to look at how we talk about ‘trust’ – sometimes our teenagers get the message that we don’t trust them, when we’re trying to say that we want them to stay safe and we trust them, but we’re not sure about everyone else.

Leona O'Neill: Why we'll never forget Noah Donohoe

Leona O’Neill
I don't think any of us could fail to be moved by the tragic story of young Noah Donohoe, the 14-year-old boy who went missing a week ago and whose body was later found in north Belfast.