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Month: August 2020

20 Aug, 2020

How anger affects your brain and body

We all feel anger sometimes but what is actually going on in our brain and body? Here are some great infographics from the National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine which explain what is happening. How anger affects your brain and body Anger can be a challenging emotion to work through. Sometimes our […]

19 Aug, 2020

How to boost your kids’ immune system

Here is an interesting piece from the Independent on boosting our children’s immune systems before they go back to school. It is written by Brian Higgins who is a GP at Galway Primary Care. The original article can be downloaded here https://www.independent.ie/life/family/parenting/how-to-boost-your-kids-immune-system-39432060.html How to boost your kids’ immune system   Picture posed Dr Brian Higgins August […]

19 Aug, 2020

Where are we now with Covid-19?

Given that there has been a significant increase in the number of Covid-19 infections around the country the Government has reintroduced restrictions – outlined below. We each have a role to play in reducing the chances of this virus spreading. Statement on the introduction of new measures to limit the spread of COVID-19 From Department of […]

19 Aug, 2020

Understanding and Recognising Dyspraxia

The Donegal Dyspraxia Support Group is doing great work raising awareness of dyspraxia and you can find them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Donegal-Dyspraxia-Support-Group Here is some information taken from the dyspraxia.ie website which explains what dyspraxia is and how it may impact on your child. You can find more information at http://dyspraxia.ie/ Child and Adult Dyspraxia/DCD Child and […]

18 Aug, 2020

Teaching Good Behaviour

Sometimes we can be frustrated with our child’s behaviour, wondering why they can’t do what we expect them to do. Here in this extract from the Parents Plus Early Years Parenting Programme the authors John Sharry, Grainne Hampson and Mary Fanning help us to see that maybe our children aren’t actually misbehaving, they just haven’t […]

18 Aug, 2020

Problem Solving and Talking Through Problems

The biggest problem is we do not listen to understand. We listen to reply. Perhaps one of the biggest challenges when parenting teenagers is taking the time  to listen properly. It is easy to jump in with our opinions, our solutions. That often just escalates an already difficult situation. Here are some ideas from John […]

17 Aug, 2020

The Evolution of Parenting: Five Biggest Challenges Faced by Parents Today

Parenting can be challenging and this article from the Toddlers Den website looks at what some of those challenges are in the 21st century. Find the link to the original article below The Evolution of Parenting: Five Biggest Challenges Faced by Parents Today Believe it or not, good parenting, parenting styles and general child care […]

14 Aug, 2020

Executive Functioning Skills: Important Child Development Skills

You may have heard of Executive Functioning Skills. Well here is a piece that explains what they are, why they matter and how you can support your child’s development of these important skills. The original article can be downloaded here https://iraparenting.com/school-ready/executive-functioning-skills-child-development/   Executive Functioning Skills: Important Child Development Skills Many parents might have heard about a […]