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Tag Archives: "Coronavirus"

21 Jul, 2020

When to use face coverings and how to make them

Here is the advice from the Gov.ie website on when to use face coverings and how to make and wear them. You can access this information and more at https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/aac74c-guidance-on-safe-use-of-face-coverings/ When to use face coverings and how to make them From Department of Health Published at: 15 May 2020 Last updated 20 July 2020   1. Cloth face coverings […]

20 Jul, 2020

How are you doing these days?

Zeeko.ie is an organisation based in University College Dublin which was set up to develop ways to keep children and young people safe online. The Zeeko team delivers internet safety workshops to pupils, teachers and parents in over 400  schools around the country every year. They are currently involved in research into the impact of […]

14 Jul, 2020

Doctor warns of long-term effects of Covid 19 on young people

We know that the restrictions of recent months have been very difficult for young people whose social life is so important to them. Many young people have been absolute heroes, staying home, maintaining social distance when out, doing everything they can to protect those around them. Now that things are opening up again we cannot […]

8 Jul, 2020

Supporting your child’s emotional well-being on their return to Early Learning and Care

Here are some great tips for supporting your child’s emotional well-being as they return to childcare. These come from Barnardos and can be found on the Gov.ie website Let’s Get Ready – links below. As Early Learning and Care settings reopen, you might be thinking about your child’s return to preschool, childminder or crèche. You […]

2 Jul, 2020

Resources for Parents at the Parents Centre on Gov.ie

For information and support on lots of issues you can go to the Gov.ie website https://www.gov.ie/en/campaigns/parents-centre/?referrer=http://www.gov.ie/parents/ There are many useful supports available from information and advice to one-to-one support, however parents are busy and there is an overwhelming amount of information available. Parents Centre brings together new and existing resources that parents may find helpful. It […]

19 Jun, 2020

Now’s a good time to teach your kids how to play on their own

With parents trying to work from home, prepare meals and deal with other children it is important that our children are able to play independently. Here are some tips on how you can help your child develop the skills to do just that. If you wish you can download the original article here https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/03/parenting/kids-independent-play-coronavirus-quarantine.html Now’s […]

19 Jun, 2020

Are you seeing an increase in sleep issues during this pandemic?

Many parents are finding that their children’s sleep patterns have become disturbed during the Coronavirus pandemic. Here is an interesting article from the New York Times written by Dr Craig Canapari who is director of the Pediatric Sleep Center at Yale New Haven Hospital You can download the original article at https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/14/parenting/coronavirus-kids-sleep.html If you are struggling […]

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 […]