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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 […]

7 Apr, 2020

The Story of the Oyster and the Butterfly : the coronavirus and me – a story for children by Ana Gomez

  Ana Gomez has written a beautiful book for children to help them understand and deal with the strong emotions they may be feeling during this challenging time. You can download the book here by clicking the link AnaGomezbook_compressed (1)