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Category Archives: "Parent Support"

14 Jan, 2019

Do you need to talk to your children about relationships and sexual health?

HSE Health Promotion has launched resources for Parents that support communication around relationships and sexual health. A recently published resource ‘Talking to your child about relationships, sexuality and growing up’ is available in both English and Irish, for order or download from http://www.healthpromotion.ie The research report, ‘Supporting Parents Communication with Children Aged 4-9 Years about Relationships, Sexuality and Growing […]

29 Nov, 2018

Good advice if you are feeling under the weather

Under the Weather Learning how to manage everyday illnesses with confidence and common sense is a great life skill. Whether you are dealing with a cold, flu, tummy bug or other minor complaint, you can trust the advice on this website. It comes from doctors and pharmacists in Ireland. Undertheweather.ie was developed by the HSE […]

29 Nov, 2018

Post Natal Depression: A guide for Mothers, Family and Friends

After giving birth, most mothers experience some degree of mood swings. There are 3 main kinds of post natal mood change: Baby blues Puerperal psychosis Postnatal depression Baby blues. So common they are considered normal for new mothers They usually begin 2-4 days after baby is born. You may have crying spells, increased feelings of […]

13 Sep, 2018

Autism The Facts: The Teenage Years and the Promotion of Positive Behaviour

Children grow up to be teenagers so whatever age your child or young person on the autistic spectrum is, you are invited to join us in either Letterkenny or Donegal Town. See the link below to book your place. CLICK THE LINK    https://www.middletownautism.com/training/parents  TO BOOK YOUR PLACE AT EITHER THE LETTERKENNY OR DONEGAL TOWN […]

6 Sep, 2018

Do you want to help your children stay safe on line?

Internet Safety Guide Zeeko provides resources for parents, teachers and schools to empower their children with the tools to protect themselves online. The Zeeko Internet Safety Guide will help parents and teachers navigate the internet and teach their children how to use the internet responsibly. They will find out how to protect their children online and […]

31 Jul, 2018

Attachment and Bonding

What does secure attachment look like in babies?  Around the age of eight months, a securely attached infant starts to get upset when their attachment figure (mum, dad or whoever is the primary carer) is out of sight. This response is called separation anxiety.  Separation anxiety at this time in life is normal. Also important […]

31 Jul, 2018

Dummies and speech

Speech, Language and Communication  – Dummies and Speech  Some parents choose to give their child a dummy, some choose not to. However, if you give your child a dummy, it is very easy for this to become a habit, even by the time the child has reached 12 months old. Advantages A dummy can be […]

31 Jul, 2018

Speech, language and communication developmental checklist

When it comes to speech, language and communication what should we expect at different stages of our children’s development?  6 Months – Children will: Respond to different tones of voice and emotion Babble a variety of sounds – ‘a-goo’ ‘oooh’ Mouths toys, shakes objects, plays with hands and feet. Localises sounds with eyes at ear […]