Parents Plus Adolescent Programme coming to Inishowen

Are you the parent of a teenager aged 11 – 16? Would you like the opportunity to be involved in a parenting course which would help you to communicate with each other positively and effectively, build your teenagers’ confidence and self-esteem, negotiate rules and boundaries, manage conflict, teach your teen about responsibility and develop skills around positive discipline? Here is your chance:-

You can book on line here

You can also request a booking form by phoning 087 1736667 or emailing Places are limited so book yours early.

The course is free to attend, with just a €10 charge for the very useful Parent’s Manual.

Parents Plus Early Years programme coming to Letterkenny

Have you children aged 1 – 6 years? Would you like the opportunity to do a parenting programme, meet other parents, explore the challenge and develop new skills? Well here is your chance:-

And here is the link to sign up on line:-

Or phone 087 1736667 or email and ask for a booking form.

Parents Plus Children’s Programme in Carndonagh

Sign up quickly for the Parents Plus Children’s Programme in Carndonagh!

This programme, for parents of children aged 6 – 11, will begin in the Inishowen Development Office in Carndonagh on Thursday 9th November 10.00 – 12.30 and run for six weeks.

Themes covered include:-

  • Play and special time with children
  • Building children’s self-esteem and confidence
  • Encouraging children’s learning/ supporting homework
  • Setting rules and helping children keep them
  • Establishing daily routines
  • Managing misbehaviour using consequences and sanctions
  • Problem solving/talking problems through with children

Places on the programme are limited and must be booked in advance. Text your name and address to Bairbre on 0871736667 or email

The course is free to attend. You can buy the Parent’s Manual for €10 if you wish. Please pass the word and encourage others to book a place on this excellent parenting programme facilitated by John Jackson from IDP and Mary McKinney from Moville and District Family Resource Centre.

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Parenting the strong willed child

All of us as parents (and I mean all) need encouragement and support from time to time.

Parenting the strong willed child

Starting Monday 23rd October 9.45 – 12 noon in the St Johnston and Carrigans Family Resource Centre. Phone 074 9148551 to book a place.

The aim of the programme is to provide straightforward suggestions of things to do. It is not intended to answer questions as to why a particular child might act in a particular way at a particular time. Truth is, no one may ever know for sure. The reassuring part about that is that we don’t need to know why in order to do something constructive.

These methods have been tried and tested and seem to work in most cases. They will require some consistent practice for short periods of time (mostly ten minutes in any one day) and follow a logical order. They are designed to be achievable within the busy lifestyles of most parents today.

 The five week programme for dealing with strong willed behaviour consists of five parenting skills to be learned one at a time. The skills build on one another, so it is important to master the first skill before moving on to the next one. Mastering a skill involves more than simply understanding the skill and knowing what to do; you must actually practice using the skill on a daily basis. This is why you learn one skill each week. Once you have mastered the first skill you move on to the next skill, however you do not move on to the next skill until you have mastered the first skill, this is the strength of the programme and it involves actual behaviour change in both the parent and the child.

A round-up of parenting programmes!

There are lots of great parenting programmes starting in Donegal over the coming weeks.

Parents Plus Early Years for parents of children aged 1 – 5 runs for 6 weeks
  • Tuesday 3rd Oct 10am to 12 noon in the Community Hospital Dungloe Phone 074 9733111 to book a place
  • Wednesday 4th October 10am to 12.30pm in Springboard Raphoe Phone 074 9173918 to book. This is being run in cooperation with Raphoe Family Resource Centre
  • Wednesday 18th October 10am to 12 noon in Greencastle Community Centre Phone 0871736667 or 074 9381054 to book
Parenting the Strong-willed Child for parents of children aged 2 – 6 runs for 6 weeks
  • Monday 23rd Oct 9.45am to 12 noon in the St Johnston & Carrigans Resource Centre Phone 074 9148551
Parents Plus Children’s programme for parents of children aged 6 – 11 runs for 6 weeks
  • Friday 6th Oct 10am to 12 noon in The Pastoral Centre, Letterkenny. Phone 087 1736667 to book.
Parents Plus Adolescent programme for parents of children aged 11 – 17 runs for 6 weeks
  • Wednesday 18th Oct in The Niall Mór Killybegs, phone Tír Boghaine on 074 9733111 for further details
Parenting When Separated
  • Tuesday 3rd October in ParentStop Letterkenny, morning session 10.30 – 12.30, evening session 7.00-9.00pm. Phone 0749177249 or 086 8863674 for details.
We also hope to have the Spirals Programme for parents of babies aged 0-3 running in Quigley’s Point and in Letterkenny from the end of November and a Parents Plus Children’s programme running in Ionad Naomh Pádraig from early November. Phone 087 1736667 for further details and also keep an eye on the Parent Hub Donegal website and Facebook page.

Parenting When Separated – parenting programmes starting in Letterkenny

ParentStop will be running two Parenting When Separated programmes in Letterkenny starting on 3rd October. The programmes will run in ParentStop, Riverfront House, Pearse Road, Letterkenny, one in the morning, one in the evening.

Family separation can put extra stress on both parents and children and brings new challenges. Drawing on international long-term evidence, the Parenting when Separated Programme is a six week course that highlights practical steps parents can take to help their children cope and thrive as well as coping successfully themselves.

Topics include:

  • Solving co-parenting problems in a positive ways that focus on the needs of the children
  • Cope with the emotional impact of separation and learn stress management techniques
  • Help your children cope with the impact of the separation both emotionally and practically
  • Enhance communication with your children and with your children’s other parent.

The morning programme will run from 10.30 – 12.30 starting on Tuesday 3rd October and finishing on Tuesday 14th November with no session during the children’s half term.

The evening programme will run from 7-9pm starting on Tuesday 3rd October and finishing on Tuesday 14th November, with no session during the children’s half term.

To book a place phone ParentStop on 074 9177249 or 0868863674 or email


Parents Plus courses – a practical and positive guide to parenting children.

Parents Plus Early Years for parents of children aged 1 – 6 will start on Friday 29th September from 10am to 12 noon in the Pastoral Centre Letterkenny. This course is suitable for any parent who is interested in developing skills and strengths for family life.

Topics covered include:

  • Child-centred play and communication
  • Supporting your child’s self-esteem and confidence
  • Promoting language and development
  • Helping your child concentrate and learn
  • Building cooperation in young children
  • Establishing daily routines
  • Managing tantrums, misbehaviour and problems

To book just phone 087 1736667 or email

Parents Plus Early Years will also be running in Springboard Raphoe starting on Wednesday 4th October 10am – 12 noon. To book just phone 074 9173918