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Tag Archives: "Parenting teenagers"

14 Jul, 2020

Doctor warns of long-term effects of Covid 19 on young people

We know that the restrictions of recent months have been very difficult for young people whose social life is so important to them. Many young people have been absolute heroes, staying home, maintaining social distance when out, doing everything they can to protect those around them. Now that things are opening up again we cannot […]

6 Jul, 2020

Anxiety, big feelings, tantrums, sibling fights and more

Karen Young from the Hey Sigmund website provides some great insight and tips here into the big emotions and difficult behaviours which could be heightened at the moment Facebook Live (During Isolation) – Anxiety, Big Feelings, Tantrums, Sibling Fights … and more. Here are the themes Karen talks about and an indication where to find […]

4 Jun, 2020

Alcohol and the adolescent brain – a webinar with Professor Susan Tapert and The Alcohol Forum

Calling all parents of teenagers! Would you like to be able to help your teenagers to avoid getting involved with alcohol during their adolescent years? This webinar organised by the Alcohol Forum based here in Letterkenny gives you the chance to understand how the adolescent brain develops and the impact alcohol or cannabis use can […]

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 […]