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Tag Archives: "Health and well being"

22 Oct, 2019

Fifty Key Messages – talking about anxiety

It is normal for our bodies to prepare us for challenges by giving us an increased heart rate, increased breathing rate, muscle tension, sweats, shakes and a feeling of butterflies in the stomach (this often happens when making a speech or doing an interview), this is anxiety. Anxiety is worry. It is an emotion that […]

20 Oct, 2019

Fifty Key Messages – talking to your teenager about a problem

Talking is healing:  Your older child might be happy to talk to you about things that are bothering them.  However, sometimes they feel unable to talk to their parents.  Encourage them to talk to someone they trust. Emotional Well-being: How a young person deals with the ups and downs of everyday life can have an […]

18 Oct, 2019

Fifty Key Messages – children, teenagers and self harm

It can be a very worrying time for you as a parent when you suspect that your child or teenager is harming themselves.  Self-harm means harming yourself as a way of dealing with emotional distress. Sometimes distressing problems may feel like they will never go away. It can seem that things will never get better. […]

13 Oct, 2019

Fifty Key Messages – tips for a healthy diet for you and your teenager

Children form their eating habits from a young age, therefore, it is important to guide them in the right direction and give them an understanding of a balanced nutritional diet mixed with an active lifestyle. There are many different websites and publications that can help you choose the best types of food for your child. […]

13 Sep, 2019

50 Key Messages – Name it and Tame it

Three tips to help your child in times of stress Things you can do to promote your child’s wellbeing in times of stress: 1. Your own emotions: Be aware of your own emotional state and share your feelings with your child where appropriate: “I am feeling sad now because it’s raining and we can’t go […]

6 Sep, 2019

Buy Well, Be Well, Eat Well – How can I encourage healthy eating?

How can I encourage healthy eating? Q. I know what my children should be eating, but my question is how do you actually get them to eat healthy foods? I have two boys aged two and five and though they are not the worst in what they eat, there is still a lot to be desired. […]

5 Sep, 2019

Buy Well, Be Well, Eat Well.

Tips for a healthy diet for you and your child (from the Tusla parenting24seven website – link below) Children form their eating habits from a young age, therefore, it is important to guide them in the right direction and give them an understanding of a balanced nutritional diet mixed with an active lifestyle. There are […]

15 Jul, 2019

Sixty-five Roses – a storybook with a difference

A surprise diagnosis and a feeling of being overwhelmed led to two Kildare mums penning a wonderful new book to help families of children born with Cystic Fibrosis. ‘Sixty-Five Roses’ aims to help siblings, relatives and friends better support the person with CF in their lives, while also giving comfort to parents at a very […]

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 […]