A child’s development includes both physical and emotional stages.
We frequently concentrate on the stages of our child’s physical development and have little insight or understanding about the importance of our child’s emotional development. Understanding the stages of your child’s emotional development will help you to make sense of your child’s behaviour. It will help you to think about and acknowledge how your child might be feeling at a particular time and enable you to help him/her to work through what has been experienced. It is important to remember that each child develops in his/her own unique way depending on personality and at different rates from each other.
FEEDING AND NUTRITION
Your baby/toddler is growing and developing faster than they ever will in the future so their nutritional needs are really important.
Thinking about breastfeeding? http://parenthubdonegal.ie/blog/thinking-about-breastfeeding/
Breastfeeding – the early days http://parenthubdonegal.ie/blog/breastfeeding-the-early-days/
Breastmilk is amazing! http://parenthubdonegal.ie/blog/breastmilk-is-amazing/
Weaning – starting your baby on solid foods http://parenthubdonegal.ie/blog/weaning-starting-your-baby-on-solid-foods/
Here is a handy infographic poster with some tips on weaning and what works best as your baby grows. Just click http://parenthubdonegal.ie/blog/understanding-weaning/
Find out more about weaning at https://www2.hse.ie/wellbeing/child-health/weaning/weaning-tips.html
Helping your child to eat healthily http://parenthubdonegal.ie/blog/helping-your-child-to-eat-healthily/
Do you know what to expect when it comes to your children and sleep? Have you heard of ‘Sleep Hygiene’ – how to create a good environment for getting to sleep? Have you thought about setting limits at bed time? And what about when they go to sleep but regularly wake through the night? Just click the link for great information and ideas to help you and your children get the sleep you need:- http://parenthubdonegal.ie/blog/sleep-in-children-what-to-expect/
Do you want to understand your baby’s development and how you can support it? Read on:-
Your baby’s developmental milestones – http://parenthubdonegal.ie/blog/your-babys-developmental-milestones/
Speech and language development http://parenthubdonegal.ie/blog/speech-language-and-communication-developmental-checklist/
Activities to encourage language development and communication http://parenthubdonegal.ie/blog/activities-to-encourage-speech-language-and-communication/
The importance of tummy time http://parenthubdonegal.ie/blog/tummy-time/
Screen time and the impact on your child’s development http://parenthubdonegal.ie/blog/do-you-know-that-screen-time-can-impact-on-your-childs-development/
Dummies and speech http://parenthubdonegal.ie/blog/dummies-and-speech/
Some advice for parents on toilet training http://parenthubdonegal.ie/blog/tips-on-toilet-training/
Keeping our children safe from accidental harm is important. Here are some suggestions which you may find helpful:-
Tips from the HSE website mychild.ie on ways to keep your baby/toddler safe https://www2.hse.ie/babies-and-toddlers/child-safety/
Here is a useful safety checklist http://parenthubdonegal.ie/blog/child-safety-a-checklist-to-help-us/
Attachment is the relationship between a baby and its primary caregiver – usually the mum or dad. This relationship is the basis of a child’s social, emotional and cognitive development. Good attachment helps a baby to feel secure, build strong relationships in the future and develop independence. Here are some useful short articles about attachment.
Using positive parenting skills, we can help our children to behave in a positive way
What should we expect when? http://parenthubdonegal.ie/blog/promoting-positive-behaviour-ages-and-stages-chart/
Promoting positive behaviour in the strong minded toddler http://parenthubdonegal.ie/blog/promoting-positive-behaviour-in-strong-minded-toddlers/
Encouraging positive behaviour http://parenthubdonegal.ie/blog/promoting-positive-behaviour/
Key messages for promoting positive behaviour http://parenthubdonegal.ie/blog/key-messages-to-promote-positive-behaviour-in-our-children/
Routines can help us be more organised and feel more secure. http://parenthubdonegal.ie/blog/why-routines-are-good-for-family-life/
Well being is important for all of us. How can we encourage well being in our children and look after our own well-being?
Being active is good for all of us, whatever age we are http://parenthubdonegal.ie/blog/building-active-healthy-families/
Parenting can be both wonderful and challenging. Here are a few tips for those days when it feels like a struggle http://parenthubdonegal.ie/blog/yes-parenting-can-be-a-struggle/
What is post-natal depression and what can you do about it http://parenthubdonegal.ie/blog/post-natal-depression-a-guide-for-mothers-family-and-friends/
Anxiety can be a reality for many parents. Check out this piece by Sarah Barr from New Beginnings http://parenthubdonegal.ie/blog/motherhood-and-anxiety/
Self-esteem is important for all of us. Here are some tips for how to encourage good self-esteem in our children http://parenthubdonegal.ie/blog/encouraging-good-self-esteem-in-our-children/