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Month: June 2018

28 Jun, 2018

HSE launches new resource, ‘Talking to Your Young Child about Relationships, Sexuality and Growing Up’ 

  Research finds that parents are asking for support with how to communicate with younger children about relationships, sexuality and growing up   The HSE Sexual Health and Crisis Pregnancy Programme (SHCPP) has launched a new resource for parents, ’Talking to Your Young Child about Relationships, Sexuality and Growing Up’.    Launched by Minister Catherine […]

28 Jun, 2018

Tips for staying safe online this summer

The summer holidays are here and with children at home now there can be a big increase in the amount of time they are spending online. Here are some tips from Zeeko on how to help your children stay safe online. https://zeeko.ie/top-tips-for-staying-safe-online-over-the-summer/zeeko-tips-staying-safe-online-summer/

18 Jun, 2018

Make it a summer to remember with a LOFT Summer Camp!

There’s lots on at LOFT this summer with a wide range of summer camps and activities to choose from! Summer Camps 2018 Multi-Activity 10th – 13th of July  |  11am – 4pm  |  €60 A fun filled week for all aged 12-18.  This week will provide a great opportunity to try out some new activities, […]

12 Jun, 2018

Children First training – helping to keep our children safe and free from harm

‘Children First’ refers to Government policy and legislation to do with keeping children safe and free from harm. The training in ‘Children First’ is to do with recognising the signs of child abuse or neglect and knowing how to report any concerns you may have. If you click on the link below you will find […]

11 Jun, 2018

‘Come & Try’ Cycling Event at the Bluestack Sports Hub

As part of Bike Week 2018 (June 9th-17th), Bluestack Sports Hub will be hosting 2 events in Donegal Town. These events are open to children/teenagers with an intellectual disability or autism. BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL, the links to book each session are attached below. Places are limited and refreshments will be provided. Feel free to spread […]

7 Jun, 2018

Shaping Ourselves and Our Children

“Shaping Ourselves and Our Children” SOOC is an exciting new course for parents to have fun and learn about how their children develop their emotional and social skills at home.  Parents will learn how to support their children to develop these skills and how these will benefit their children later at school, in their community […]

7 Jun, 2018

Do you need to know more about ADHD to support your child?

If you have a child with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or you are working with children who have this you may find the following resource useful. There is a lot of material in it to read and you may not read all of it – but make sure you read the poem at the start! […]

7 Jun, 2018

What’s happening in the Niall Mór Centre, Killybegs?

Here are some updates on what will be happening in the Niall Mór Centre Killybegs over the coming weeks:- Breastfeeding Group: Meet first and third Friday of every month from 2:00 – 3:30 pm. Laughter Yoga: Taster session of Laughter Yoga is being held on Friday 15th June from 2-3pm and costs €5 per person. To […]

7 Jun, 2018

Digital assistants – what parents need to know

Have you got a digital assistant in your home – whether it is a Siri, Amazon Echo or Google Home? Have you any concerns about it, particularly if you have young children at home who may want to use it too? Here is a good piece from Zeeko which you might find useful:- https://zeeko.ie/digital-assistants-what-parents-need-to-know/digital-assistants-parents-need-know/