How are we going to tell the kids?

When a couple have decided that their relationship cannot continue and they are going to separate one of the biggest questions they often face is “How are we going to tell the kids?”

Here are some tips taken from the Parents Plus Parenting When Separated course

If you are separating or thinking of separating and worrying about how that will impact on your children why not have a chat with one of the Family Support Workers who has helped families with the Parenting When Separated course? You can contact the Donegal Parent Support line on 1800 112277 or you can PM the Parent Hub Donegal Facebook page giving your name, number and a brief description of the issue you would like support with. One of the trained and experienced Family Support Workers will be able to call you back to offer you a listening ear, guidance and a chance to explore how best you can move forward.



Christmas challenges for separated families

In this article John Sharry explores how families who are separated can deal with the tensions that Christmas can bring. In these weeks before Christmas it is worth considering how best to deal with these challenges. What is going to work best for your family?

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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