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Tag Archives: "parenting"

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 […]

7 Jul, 2020

Praise and criticism

It is amazing how the language we use can encourage our children. Here is an interesting piece from the Growing Child newsletter distributed by Lifestart There are two ways to praise a child for something she has done. You can say, as you watch her finish her latest artwork, “Oh, what a lovely picture. It […]

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 […]

3 Jul, 2020

Shy or quiet: what’s the difference?

Sometimes as parents we worry that our child is shy but maybe they are simply quiet. How can we tell the difference and encourage our child to engage well with others? Here are some thoughts on that from The Growing Child, the newsletter distributed by Lifestart. Shy or Quiet: What’s the difference There is a […]

2 Jul, 2020

Resources for Parents at the Parents Centre on Gov.ie

For information and support on lots of issues you can go to the Gov.ie website https://www.gov.ie/en/campaigns/parents-centre/?referrer=http://www.gov.ie/parents/ There are many useful supports available from information and advice to one-to-one support, however parents are busy and there is an overwhelming amount of information available. Parents Centre brings together new and existing resources that parents may find helpful. It […]

11 May, 2020

How to build a happy baby

Here’s another very interesting piece from Dr Malie Coyne from NUI Galway. It was posted a while back on the RTÉ website but it remains very relevant today. How to build a happy baby Updated / Monday, 19 Aug 2019 13:15 “Positive infant mental health is synonymous with a child’s ability to form secure relationships” By Dr […]

11 May, 2020

Why ‘good enough’ parenting is good enough during the lockdown

As parents we are so inclined to put ourselves under pressure. Under present circumstances, when we are trying to be all things to our children – parent, teacher, friend, entertainer etc – that can be even more stressful. Here is a very good article from the RTÉ website which may be useful. Why ‘good enough’ […]

11 May, 2020

Pressing the pause button

  In this extract from Parenting through Covid-19 – helpful hints to keep home life happy Sally Mooney from the Finn Valley Family Resource Centre talks about ‘ pressing the pause button’ – a technique that many parents find incredibly useful. Parenting through Covid-19 – helpful hints to keep home life happy is produced by […]