Minding the screenagers

Tackle exam stress with a downward dog

Noeleen Tyrrell, founder of Ard Nahoo yoga retreat in Dromahair, Co Leitrim, with her son Daragh Murphy Picture: Brian Farrell

In their 2014 book Flagging the Screenager, Dr Harry Barry and Enda Murphy wrote about the impact of constant social media access on Irish teenagers – from increasingly reported links to anxiety and depression, to changing the way young brains develop and process information.

As exam time draws closer, the question of how to ‘mind’ junior and leaving cert students is a concern for parents. It can be a struggle to know how ...