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Month: September 2019

30 Sep, 2019

Fifty Key Messages – How to teach my child about Stranger Danger

Q. In our area there was a concern that a strange man was approaching and talking to children at a local playground. The report was that he was trying to lure them away from the playground. The police were called and, though there was no one arrested they issued a general warning that we should all […]

28 Sep, 2019

Fifty Key Messages – Tips for your child on the internet

(From Tusla’s parenting24seven website) You can help your child get the benefits of using the internet while avoiding some of the risks. Here are some guidelines for keeping your child safe on the internet: Be informed and ‘net-savvy’ The best safeguard against online dangers is being informed and familiar with the internet. Often children know […]

27 Sep, 2019

Fifty Key Messages – Is your child affected by bullying?

(From Tusla’s parenting24seven website – link below) Bullying is the repeated abuse of a child by one or several other children or adults. Incidences of bullying need to be taken very seriously. Your child will need lots of support if they are being bullied or if they have been accused of bullying themselves. 1. Look […]

26 Sep, 2019

Fifty Key Messages – Top six ways to be a positive parent

CRISPS CRISPS is an activity from the Lifestart Foundation Spirals Programme, see www.lifestartfoundation.org C. Be Consistent and avoid idle threats Follow through on what you say and don’t change the ‘rules’ from day to day. Make sure all the people who are involved in caring for your child (partners, childminders, grandparents etc.) agree on what’s allowed. […]

24 Sep, 2019

Fifty Key Messages – Fun recipes to make together

(From Tusla’s Parenting24Seven website) Check out some easy snacks to make with your child, Brown bread ice cream, sweet potato crisps and chunky oatmeal drops. Remember these are treats so a little every now and then! Brown bread ice cream (Suitable for vegetarians)  This ice-cream is a novel way of including wholegrain into your kid’s […]

23 Sep, 2019

Fifty Key Messages – Tips for a healthy diet for you and your child

(From Tusla’ s parenting24seven website) Children form their eating habits from a young age, therefore, it is important to guide them in the right direction and give them an understanding of a balanced nutritional diet mixed with an active lifestyle. There are many different websites and publications that can help you choose the best types […]

20 Sep, 2019

50 Key Messages Staying safe at home for 0 – 5 year olds

Staying safe at home Taken from the Tusla Parenting24Seven website https://www.tusla.ie/parenting-24-seven/0-5years/ Things you can do to keep your child safe: Childproof your home. This is especially important when your child is learning to walk and becoming more mobile. Safety in the Kitchen and Living room: Scalding: Be careful with hot drinks – a cup of […]