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Day: 7th May 2020

7 May, 2020

How to talk to teens and young adults about social distancing

If you have teenagers and young adults who are struggling with social distancing this article by Psychology Professor Michelle Drouin may be useful. The original can be downloaded from the Psychology Today website here https://www.psychologytoday.com/ie/blog/love-online/202003/how-talk-teens-young-adults-about-social-distancing How to Talk to Teens & Young Adults About Social Distancing The key is understanding their unique perspective. Posted Mar 22, […]

7 May, 2020

Personal boundaries during Coronavirus

Here is some great advice for young people (but can apply to any of us) from Jigsaw about setting and keeping boundaries for ourselves at a time when we are living much more closely with people than we are used to. The original can be found at https://jigsawonline.ie/young-people/personal-boundaries-coronavirus/?utm_source=CM&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=Updates_7 and you can find lots of useful […]

7 May, 2020

Socially stranded teens, mental health and the pandemic

From the RTÉ website updated / Tuesday, 7 Apr 2020 07:14 “Our current situation is unlikely to help parents who were afraid of the effect of too much screen time and social media” By Gary DonohoeNUI Galway Opinion: recognising the need for social contact will be key to helping young people cope in the coming weeks and […]

7 May, 2020

Interested learners – top tips for parents of 10 – 12 year olds

By the age of 10-12 years our children know what they are interested in. If we can tap into this we can help them learn in all sorts of ways. Ordinary everyday tasks also help them to learn. You can find lots of learning activities on http://www.helpmykidlearn.ie/activities/10-12 Ages and stages At this age children use language […]

7 May, 2020

Learning in everyday life – top tips for parents of 8-9 year olds

Here are some more ideas from http://helpmykidlearn.ie/ this time for parents and guardians of 8-9 year olds. Children learn in so many ways in everyday life. There are lots of learning activities available too, http://www.helpmykidlearn.ie/activities/8-9 for talking, playing, reading, writing and counting. Top Tips Listen to your child. Encourage them to tell you about things that interest them. […]