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13 May, 2020

Do you need to talk to someone? Donegal Parent Support Line launching on Thursday 14 May

A new free Parent Support Line will be available to parents in Donegal from Thursday 14 May. The Donegal Parent Support line is being co-ordinated by the Donegal Family Resource Centre Network in association with a wide range of community and voluntary organisations involved in family support. The service will be available from Monday to […]

13 May, 2020

When the school year disappears – children dealing with loss

The world has changed utterly – or at least that is how it feels. Our children are experiencing the same sense of upheaval. For children who were due to move on from nursery, primary or secondary school this year the sense of loss may be even greater. Normally there would have been some process to […]

7 May, 2020

Interested learners – top tips for parents of 10 – 12 year olds

By the age of 10-12 years our children know what they are interested in. If we can tap into this we can help them learn in all sorts of ways. Ordinary everyday tasks also help them to learn. You can find lots of learning activities on http://www.helpmykidlearn.ie/activities/10-12 Ages and stages At this age children use language […]

7 May, 2020

Learning in everyday life – top tips for parents of 8-9 year olds

Here are some more ideas from http://helpmykidlearn.ie/ this time for parents and guardians of 8-9 year olds. Children learn in so many ways in everyday life. There are lots of learning activities available too, http://www.helpmykidlearn.ie/activities/8-9 for talking, playing, reading, writing and counting. Top Tips Listen to your child. Encourage them to tell you about things that interest them. […]

2 May, 2020

Helping the introvert child to flourish

Having everyone at home full-time could be challenging for our introverted children. Here is a good piece from the Center for Parenting Education which helps us understand what it is to be introverted and how we can connect with our introverted child. Two Different Ways of Being Sarah and John, seven year old twins, are […]

23 Apr, 2020

Has Sibling Rivalry Gone Next-Level During Lockdown? Solutions for dealing with conflict between your kids.

In this article by Claire Lerner a child development and parenting expert, she explores how we can help our children learn skills to deal with conflict. The article is reproduced below and can also be downloaded here https://www.psychologytoday.com/ie/blog/zero-six/202004/has-sibling-rivalry-gone-next-level-during-lockdown “Haha—you lost!” “Stop singing that stupid song. You’re hurting my ears!” Sibling rivalry is maddening enough under normal circumstances. […]

20 Apr, 2020

Health & Wellbeing Information Pack – Coping with COVID-19 Isolation Collated By Donegal Local Development CLG – April 2020

DLDC – Donegal Local Development Company – have pulled lots of useful information and links together in this handy booklet available to download here DLDC Health Wellbeing Information Pack April 2020 At the moment we are all stuck at home self-isolating or in confinement, many of us are away from our families and definitely away […]

16 Apr, 2020

Coronavirus: how to keep children happy, learning and entertained at home

We know it can be hard work keeping children occupied at home these days but here is a good article originally published in the Irish Times, on keeping children happy, learning and entertained. John Sharry (Parents Plus) shared it on his website which makes me think it is well worth sharing here! You can download […]