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Month: March 2018

29 Mar, 2018

Celebrating Make One Change 2018 with our fabulous prize winning families

A great night was had last Thursday at the prize giving for Make One Change 2018. The event was held in the Central Library Letterkenny and families from all over Donegal were presented with the prizes they had won in the Make One Change draw. Over 220 families had signed up to make some small […]

20 Mar, 2018

Key Messages about Attachment and Bonding

Bonding and attachment are different. Bonding is the binding love that a parent may feel for their infant, beginning even before he or she is born. The process of bonding refers to the intense emotional connection that the parent feels for the baby. Some parents feel this straight away and others take time to get […]

20 Mar, 2018

Attachment and bonding – the father’s role

Attachment with the father is equally as important as the attachment with the mother and contributes greatly to a child’s development. Some studies have shown that a high quality father-child relationship allows a child to take his explorations a little further. Fathers can do activities with their baby to promote attachment, whether or not they […]

20 Mar, 2018

Activities to encourage speech, language and communication

Birth to 2 years: Encourage the child making sounds such as ‘da’ ‘ba’ ‘ma’ Maintain eye contact with the child, imitate their sounds, laughter and facial expressions Talk to the child during feeding, bathing and dressing. Tell the child what you are doing, where you going and who you will see. Teach your child to […]

20 Mar, 2018

Sleep in children – what to expect

Newborns sleep between 9-18 hours per day with an average of 14.5 hours sleep. Infants (2-12 months) sleep 12-13 hours including about 3 hours of naps during the day. Toddlers (1-3 years) sleep 11-13 hours per day including naps but by 18 months most toddlers have one nap of 1-3 hours per day. Pre-school children […]

20 Mar, 2018

Access to Justice Initiative

Need legal information for a child, young person or family you are working with? Starting this Wednesday the Children’s Rights Alliance is commencing the first phase of the Access to Justice Initiative and establishing an information line for children, young people and their families or people who are working with them to access legal information. […]

13 Mar, 2018

Anam Cara Bereavement Support evening in Donegal Town

Bereavement Information Evening    Venue:         The Abbey Hotel, Donegal Town, Co. Donegal   Date:            Tuesday, March 20th 2018   Time:            7.00pm – 9.00pm (Registration from 6:45pm)  Anam Cara, the all-Ireland organisation providing support services to bereaved parents and families, is hosting a Bereavement Information Evening in Donegal Town. This event gives parents an opportunity […]

13 Mar, 2018

Banking fraud and scam awareness event

Fraud and Scam Awareness Event   St Shanaghan House, Ardara. Wednesday 21st March. 11.30-1pm Eve Curran, Community Banker for Ulster Bank will be hosting this special event in St Shanaghan House, 11.30-1pm Wednesday 21st March 2018. This event is open to everyone. You do not have to be an Ulster Bank customer. Presentation talk on […]

8 Mar, 2018

Supporting Young People’s Mental Health

Jigsaw Donegal will be presenting an evening on Supporting Young People’s Mental Health in the Community Room at the Church of the Irish Martyrs, Ballyraine, Letterkenny on Tuesday 20th March 7.30 – 9pm. Everyone is welcome to this free event. For more information on Jigsaw just click the link:-    https://www.jigsaw.ie/jigsaw_donegal/