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Tag Archives: "Parenting teenagers"

25 May, 2020

Helping Leaving Cert students to understand the Calculated Grades process

The Coronavirus pandemic has made things particularly difficult for this year’s Leaving Certificate students. There was a lot of uncertainty about what would happen. Now that a decision has been made that students will receive Calculated Grades many students and their parents probably still have a lot of questions. Here is some information from the […]

7 May, 2020

Personal boundaries during Coronavirus

Here is some great advice for young people (but can apply to any of us) from Jigsaw about setting and keeping boundaries for ourselves at a time when we are living much more closely with people than we are used to. The original can be found at https://jigsawonline.ie/young-people/personal-boundaries-coronavirus/?utm_source=CM&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=Updates_7 and you can find lots of useful […]

7 May, 2020

Socially stranded teens, mental health and the pandemic

From the RTÉ website updated / Tuesday, 7 Apr 2020 07:14 “Our current situation is unlikely to help parents who were afraid of the effect of too much screen time and social media” By Gary DonohoeNUI Galway Opinion: recognising the need for social contact will be key to helping young people cope in the coming weeks and […]

1 May, 2020

Substance use and mental health during Covid19

Here is some excellent advice and information from Jigsaw about alcohol and substance abuse. The original is available at this link https://jigsawonline.ie/young-people/substance-use-and-mental-health-during-covid-19/?utm_source=CM&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=Updates_7 and you can find lots of good advice, information and support on their website here https://www.jigsaw.ie/ Substance use and mental health during Covid19 Covid-19 has highlighted how our actions impact ourselves and the people […]

30 Apr, 2020

Supporting young people to stay positive and motivated – a Jigsaw webinar

Supporting young people to stay positive and motivated This has been reproduced from the Jigsaw website and the original is available here https://jigsawonline.ie/parents-and-guardians/webinar-supporting-young-people-to-stay-positive-and-motivated/?utm_source=CM&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=Updates_7   We ran a webinar for parents on Monday, 27 April where two Jigsaw clinicians gave a presentation on supporting young people to stay positive and motivated. They then took questions from […]

30 Apr, 2020

Jigsaw offers online group chat for young people to support their mental health

Jigsaw provides on line group chat opportunities facilitated by Jigsaw clinicians for young people aged between 12 – 25 living in Ireland. You can get more information about them and sign up here https://jigsawonline.ie/young-people/live-group-chats/?utm_source=CM&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=Updates_7 Here is a timetable of which topics are covered during the week and at which times: Monday at 12 pm: Managing Isolation […]

23 Apr, 2020

Coping With Conflict During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Lockdown

This article comes from the Young Scot website and is brought to you in partnership with the Scottish Centre for Conflict Resolution. You can download the original article here https://young.scot/get-informed/national/coping-with-conflict-during-covid-19-lockdown The article was written specifically for teenagers but there are useful ideas in it for all of us who are finding that tensions and tempers can […]

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 […]

16 Apr, 2020

My teenagers are fighting with each other

We are probably not used to living family life quite so intensely, with each other almost all the time at the moment. That may mean that tension rises and squabbles break out. Here are some tips from John Sharry of Parents Plus, on how to help teenagers deal with tensions and differences without fighting. This […]