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4 Jun, 2020

Help your child learn basic water safety skills at home

During these weeks of good weather several children have tragically lost their lives in drowning incidents. This resource from Sábháilteacht Uisce na hÉireann / Irish Water Safety helps your child learn basic water safety skills at home. LEARN SKILLS THAT SAVE LIVES, BECOME A PAWS HERO Water Safety Ireland’s PAWS (Primary Aquatics Water Safety) outlines […]

4 Jun, 2020

Alcohol and the adolescent brain – a webinar with Professor Susan Tapert and The Alcohol Forum

Calling all parents of teenagers! Would you like to be able to help your teenagers to avoid getting involved with alcohol during their adolescent years? This webinar organised by the Alcohol Forum based here in Letterkenny gives you the chance to understand how the adolescent brain develops and the impact alcohol or cannabis use can […]

3 Jun, 2020

Developing a positive, healthy self-concept

Here is another nice piece from the Growing Child newsletter distributed by the Lifestart Foundation.  Developing a positive, healthy self-concept   Self-concept is the way we think about ourselves and the feelings we have about ourselves. These thoughts can be positive or they can be negative. As adults we can control and influence our feelings […]

2 Jun, 2020

Nurturing kindness

This piece on nurturing kindness in our children comes originally from the Growing Together Newsletter which is produced in Lafayette Indiana – as you might figure out from the opening paragraph. The newsletter is distributed here by The Lifestart Foundation. We may not be dealing with the level of challenges facing America at the moment […]

2 Jun, 2020

#Hold Firm – a message for all of us from the HSE

For the last number of weeks and months, everyone in Ireland has taken steps to flatten the curve, to protect our health service and save lives. These actions have reduced the impact of COVID-19 on the country and our health service. Now we need to motivate and inspire people to keep going with those actions […]

2 Jun, 2020

A survey for parents about digital citizenship – the online world we and our children inhabit

The Council of Europe invites parents, grandparents, carers and all those guiding children in their online activities, to fill out their digital citizenship education survey. Thanks to your contribution, the Council of Europe will get a better understanding of the type of support and information you would most appreciate, in order for them to provide […]

28 May, 2020

Coronavirus – what public health measures are in place right now?

Where are we at with the Coronavirus? Is social distancing still so important? Can we meet up? We all have a lot of questions about the Coronavirus restrictions so here is some information from the Gov.ie website  https://www.gov.ie/en/campaigns/c36c85-covid-19-coronavirus/ explaining why it is so important that we keep up social distancing and hygiene habits and why […]

28 May, 2020

Dealing with fake health information during the coronavirus pandemic

We are all aware that not everything you read on social media can be trusted. Even when it comes to Coronavirus there are people who are spreading false information and we need to be careful what we believe. Below is a good article from the HSE on this. You can access this article and more […]

27 May, 2020

Coping with grief in the time of Covid 19 – tips from Jigsaw

The Jigsaw website provides great well being and mental health support for young people and for their families. Sadly, some families are dealing with grief at the moment – because of Covid 19 or other causes –  and it can cause added stress when we can’t come together to support each other as we would […]