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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

#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 […]

23 Apr, 2020

Regression In The Time Of Coronavirus: Why Children Take Steps Backwards In Their Development In Times Of Stress And What You Can Do

In this article Claire Lerner, Child Development and Parenting Expert, explores why our children’s behaviour may be regressing at the moment and how we can support them. The article is reproduced below and you can download the original or sign up to Claire Lerner’s blog here: https://www.lernerchilddevelopment.com/mainblog/regression-in-the-time-of-coronaviruswhy-children-take-steps-backwards-in-their-development-in-times-of-stress-and-what-you-can-do?fbclid=IwAR3vBY9Mj8ffvDpgSp-uBKQf4Jm0pe_FZa_sj7OcpfSFdCOBpKLoBACKWvo Madison used to be a great sleeper. Over […]

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. […]

14 Apr, 2020

Getting ready to go to the Test Drive-in Centre – handy comic strip for parents to use

If the situation arises where your family has to go and be tested for Covid19 this comic strip explanation of what happens at a drive-in testing centre may be useful to use with young children. Here is a link to the same information in a PDF format https://www.hse.ie/eng/services/news/newsfeatures/covid19-updates/partner-resources/getting-ready-to-go-to-the-test-drive-in-centre-comic-.pdf