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Tag Archives: "parenting"

21 Aug, 2019

Shaping Ourselves and Our Children

An update from Lifestart on the SOOC project Shaping Ourselves and Our Children (SOOC) – One Year On! We have just completed our first year of ‘Shaping Ourselves and Our Children – SOOC.  And we want to share with you what parents, grandparents and people who have children in their lives think of SOOC. 650 […]

14 Aug, 2019

Parenting programmes coming to Ballyshannon this autumn

Parents/Guardians in Ballyshannon are being offered lots of opportunities to enrich their parenting skills this autumn. Parent Hub Donegal is delighted to announce that three of the Parents Plus programmes are going to be offered. Parents Plus programmes are evidence based programmes developed in Ireland to support positive parenting and help parents develop strong, nurturing […]

24 Jul, 2019

Dealing with misbehaviour

More than a few parents have expressed their feelings about their child by saying “I wish I knew what to do about my child’s behaviour.” It would be nice to have a simple solution—like a magic wand—for parents to use when they feel frustrated by their child’s misbehaviour. Unfortunately, the reasons why children misbehave are […]

22 Jul, 2019

Increase your self-confidence as a parent

Being a parent is a tremendous responsibility. Parents are expected to feed and clothe tiny, helpless human beings, to teach them to get along in the world, and to encourage them to like themselves and others. These and many other responsibilities often lead parents to question themselves and their abilities. Many times, parents feel they […]

15 Jul, 2019

Sixty-five Roses – a storybook with a difference

A surprise diagnosis and a feeling of being overwhelmed led to two Kildare mums penning a wonderful new book to help families of children born with Cystic Fibrosis. ‘Sixty-Five Roses’ aims to help siblings, relatives and friends better support the person with CF in their lives, while also giving comfort to parents at a very […]

3 Jul, 2019

Being a good parent – nobody ever said it would be easy!

Nobody ever said that parenting would be easy. Being a good parent is even more difficult! Here are five guidelines to help you put into practice some principles of good parenting that you probably already know but for which you may need an occasional reminder: 1. Be consistent in your enforcement of rules. Be certain […]

3 Jul, 2019

Keeping Kids Safe Online This Summer!

School is officially out for summer! Here’s hoping that long sunny days lie ahead. No matter what you can be sure that technology will play a part in everyone’s summer. So, here are some tips for what you can do to ensure that your child stays safe over the summer holidays, while they are spending […]

25 Jun, 2019

Dealing with a picky eater

Q: My two-year-old son is a very picky eater. Do you have any advice to help increase the number of vegetables he will eat? A: Dealing with a picky eater can be difficult for parents, but be patient. Continue to offer a variety of new  foods, and avoid getting into power struggles. Some helpful hints […]