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Tag Archives: "parent support"

28 Apr, 2020

Barnardos provide new Covid19 Crisis Parent Support Line

  Barnardos has launched a national telephone support service for parents in response to the challenges they are facing during the Covid-19 pandemic. This service will be staffed by Barnardos project workers who are trained professionals. The government’s response to Covid-19 has meant that normal routines and sources of support are currently unavailable to many […]

27 Apr, 2020

Covid19 Parenting: Structure Up

The usual structure of our days may have been turned upside down recently but it is important to construct a structure that works for your family now. Here are some tips from the Department of Children and Youth Affairs and the World Health Organisation. Click on the image or download the pdf here Covid19 Parenting […]

21 Apr, 2020

A handy craft activity to build positive thinking

Sometimes when we face a challenge we just need to think about it in a different way. Mindset Finders are a fun way to help you change your perspective on challenges that we all face. How to use your Mindset Finder 1.Either by yourself or with a friend, choose a Mindset Finder from the patterns […]

20 Apr, 2020

Online Family Support Group tonight with LYFS

LYFS, the Letterkenny Youth and Family Support Service is running an online support group for families. The next meeting happens TONIGHT Monday 20 April at 8:30pm. You can find the link below to get into the meeting. It is recommended that you just use your audio and not your video for these meetings. Families are […]

8 Apr, 2020

Active Listening

Active listening is a good way to improve your communication with your child. It lets your child know you are interested in what she has to say. To practice active listening: give your full attention to your child make eye contact and stop other things you are doing get down on your child’s level and […]

18 Nov, 2019

Has technology invaded your family life?

Advice that many professionals and parents request from Parents Plus in this Irish Times article with Professor John Sharry In the past 20 years the use of technology has invaded family life. Whereas previously there was only the TV to contend with, now we have the internet, video games and smart phones all interrupting family […]

2 Oct, 2019

Fifty Key Messages: Baby see, Baby do

Playing with your infant Parents of children aged birth to 3 years: Put some time aside to play with your child.  Your child will move from ‘exploring objects’ to imitating you, to pretending to be you (Baby See, Baby do – this is role modelling).  This is a great step forward in your child’s development […]

19 Sep, 2019

What do you think of Parent Hub Donegal?

A review of Parent Hub Donegal is happening. Please click the link  https://forms.gle/k1hTDTxakB2oneVq6 and complete the short survey. Tell us what you think of Parent Hub Donegal and how we can improve. It is important that we reach as many people as possible and that we capture a wide range of experience and opinion about […]

16 Sep, 2019

Fifty Key Messages – build your social network

Starting a Parent, Baby and Toddler group 1 Decide on how the group is to be organised This can be as simple as deciding whether one person or a committee takes on the task of organising the group. The major advantage of a committee is that by sharing the work no one person is left to do it all […]