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25 Jun, 2019

Dealing with a picky eater

Q: My two-year-old son is a very picky eater. Do you have any advice to help increase the number of vegetables he will eat? A: Dealing with a picky eater can be difficult for parents, but be patient. Continue to offer a variety of new  foods, and avoid getting into power struggles. Some helpful hints […]

25 Jun, 2019

Boosting parents’ self-confidence

At one time or another, almost all parents question their self-confidence. Parents wants to be able to act decisively and confidently, but the influence of neighbours and relatives and what they will think can be upsetting. Here’s an idea that may help. Most decisions revolve around two categories—needs and wants— and it is important to […]

24 Jun, 2019

Building active, healthy families

Our thanks to mychild.ie the HSE website for these tips on how to help our children and ourselves get active! https://www2.hse.ie/wellbeing/teaching-your-children-to-be-active.html You can help your children or any children you look after to be active. Children whose parents or guardians are active are more than 5 times as likely to stay active. Families play an […]

24 Jun, 2019

Tummy time

Here is some excellent advice on Tummy Time from the HSE website mychild.ie https://www2.hse.ie/wellbeing/child-health/tummy-time-for-babies.html Getting your baby to lie and play on their tummy keeps them active. Tummy time helps to strengthen their head, neck and back muscles, and lets them experience feeling on the front of their body. Your baby needs to be physically […]

24 Jun, 2019

Motherhood and anxiety

Becoming a mum is a huge life changing event, which can impact greatly on our mental health. We are told that pregnancy and post-pregnancy are one of the happiest times of our lives. So what happens when it isn’t? We feel that there is something wrong with us. We compare ourselves to other mums. We […]

24 Jun, 2019

Yes, parenting can be a struggle!

Every parent finds parenting difficult. There can be days when it feels like everything is a struggle. Be kind to yourself. It’s important to look after yourself too. Some of these tips might be helpful for you. Make time for yourself You deserve some free time for relaxation or fun. Take opportunities to socialise or […]

24 Jun, 2019

Tips on toilet training

John Sharry co-author of the Parents Plus parenting programmes gives some tips on toilet training Toilet training our two-year-old is a bit of a strain QUESTION I was wondering if you have any advice or can point me in the direction of help as I am struggling with toilet training my little girl, who is […]

24 Jun, 2019

Your baby’s developmental milestones

Overview In the first 5 years, your child’s brain develops more than at any other time in their life. Your child’s early experiences create millions of new connections in their brain. This period of development lays down the foundations for learning, health and behaviour throughout their life. All children develop at different rates. Some will […]

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