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Tag Archives: "parenting"

8 May, 2019

Encouraging books before screens for our babies and children

Our thanks to Donegal County Childcare Committee who were involved in the development of this leaflet along with CYPSC, Tusla and the Department of Children and Youth Affairs. To get a pdf version of the leaflet just click on the link:-  Books not screens

26 Mar, 2019

Meitheal -supporting you and your family so you can find the help you need

As the old saying goes, it takes a village to raise a child. This is still true today. The name Meitheal comes from an old Irish word that describes how neighbours get together to give each other practical help and support. Meitheal is a way of working with children and their families to identify and […]

14 Jan, 2019

Do you need to talk to your children about relationships and sexual health?

HSE Health Promotion has launched resources for Parents that support communication around relationships and sexual health. A recently published resource ‘Talking to your child about relationships, sexuality and growing up’ is available in both English and Irish, for order or download from http://www.healthpromotion.ie The research report, ‘Supporting Parents Communication with Children Aged 4-9 Years about Relationships, Sexuality and Growing […]

8 Nov, 2018

How music helps with children’s literacy skills

The Importance of Literacy for Children Literacy is one of the most important skills we develop in our early childhood years. It’s not just about being able to read in school, either. Learning how to read gives children the skills they need to learn and comprehend complex ideas that help shape them into individuals. Being […]

31 Jul, 2018

Attachment and Bonding

What does secure attachment look like in babies?  Around the age of eight months, a securely attached infant starts to get upset when their attachment figure (mum, dad or whoever is the primary carer) is out of sight. This response is called separation anxiety.  Separation anxiety at this time in life is normal. Also important […]

31 Jul, 2018

Dummies and speech

Speech, Language and Communication  – Dummies and Speech  Some parents choose to give their child a dummy, some choose not to. However, if you give your child a dummy, it is very easy for this to become a habit, even by the time the child has reached 12 months old. Advantages A dummy can be […]