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Tag Archives: "parenting support"

17 Aug, 2020

The Evolution of Parenting: Five Biggest Challenges Faced by Parents Today

Parenting can be challenging and this article from the Toddlers Den website looks at what some of those challenges are in the 21st century. Find the link to the original article below The Evolution of Parenting: Five Biggest Challenges Faced by Parents Today Believe it or not, good parenting, parenting styles and general child care […]

10 Aug, 2020

Temperament: what it is and why it matters

Your baby’s temperament usually becomes clear fairly early on and it can be challenging to realise that you are parenting a little person whose temperament may be different to your own. Here are some great tips from the Playgroup NSW website about different temperaments and how to parent them. (This content was provided for the […]

12 May, 2020

Parenting a child with additional needs through Covid 19

Here is another excellent piece from “Parenting through Covid-19 – helpful hints to keep family life happy” produced by the team at Finn Valley FRC and Springboard Family Support Project. This time they have called upon the expertise of Wendy McCarry, manager of The Bluestack Foundation who is herself mum to a child with additional […]

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 […]

28 Apr, 2020

Tips for dealing with anger

The Cycle of Anger One of the more surprising things about being a parent is the intensity of frustration and anger that parents sometimes feel toward their children. For most, these strong emotions do not match the image they had formed prior to becoming parents. In addition, when children are frustrated and irritated, their parents […]

28 Apr, 2020

Good communication skills for families in lockdown

Family life can feel very intense at the moment with all the family at home all the time. Little niggles could become big irritations. So it might be good to start having family meetings – not to tackle any major problems but just to improve communication within the family and help everyone to be positive […]

27 Apr, 2020

Covid19 Parenting: One-on-one Time

The Department of Children and Youth Affairs, together with the World Health Organisation have produced some resources for parents. Here is the first one on creating some one-on-one time with each of your children whatever age they are. Click on the image to see it clearly or click the link to download it Covid19 Parenting […]

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

14 Aug, 2019

Parenting programmes coming to Ballyshannon this autumn

Parents/Guardians in Ballyshannon are being offered lots of opportunities to enrich their parenting skills this autumn. Parent Hub Donegal is delighted to announce that three of the Parents Plus programmes are going to be offered. Parents Plus programmes are evidence based programmes developed in Ireland to support positive parenting and help parents develop strong, nurturing […]

3 Jul, 2019

Being a good parent – nobody ever said it would be easy!

Nobody ever said that parenting would be easy. Being a good parent is even more difficult! Here are five guidelines to help you put into practice some principles of good parenting that you probably already know but for which you may need an occasional reminder: 1. Be consistent in your enforcement of rules. Be certain […]