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18 Nov, 2019

Has technology invaded your family life?

Advice that many professionals and parents request from Parents Plus in this Irish Times article with Professor John Sharry In the past 20 years the use of technology has invaded family life. Whereas previously there was only the TV to contend with, now we have the internet, video games and smart phones all interrupting family […]

20 Sep, 2019

50 Key Messages Staying safe at home for 0 – 5 year olds

Staying safe at home Taken from the Tusla Parenting24Seven website https://www.tusla.ie/parenting-24-seven/0-5years/ Things you can do to keep your child safe: Childproof your home. This is especially important when your child is learning to walk and becoming more mobile. Safety in the Kitchen and Living room: Scalding: Be careful with hot drinks – a cup of […]

19 Sep, 2019

What do you think of Parent Hub Donegal?

A review of Parent Hub Donegal is happening. Please click the link  https://forms.gle/k1hTDTxakB2oneVq6 and complete the short survey. Tell us what you think of Parent Hub Donegal and how we can improve. It is important that we reach as many people as possible and that we capture a wide range of experience and opinion about […]

19 Sep, 2019

50 Key Messages – Craft ideas for you and your child

Craft ideas for you and your child Making Crowns This is a fun and easy way to make a crown for your little prince or princess. Whether you are planning for a party or looking to fill a rainy day, this is a great craft activity for you and your child to do together. Allow […]

17 Sep, 2019

Fifty Key Messages – the Parent/Child Relationship is Key

Bonding Activities to do with your child 6 to 12 years: Talk together – remember children this age love to practice their communication skills. Go to the library – bring your child to the library and together look up books, topics of interest to you both and have a discussion about the topics. This will help develop […]

14 Sep, 2019

50 Key Messages – talking about feelings with your toddler

Tips for talking about feelings with your toddler Acknowledge feelings: Acknowledge your young child’s feelings: “Jack I see that you are feeling a bit angry at the moment”. It is important to connect with young children emotionally. We call this emotional connection – atunement. It can be done through physical touch, empathetic facial expressions, nurturing tone […]

13 Sep, 2019

50 Key Messages – Name it and Tame it

Three tips to help your child in times of stress Things you can do to promote your child’s wellbeing in times of stress: 1. Your own emotions: Be aware of your own emotional state and share your feelings with your child where appropriate: “I am feeling sad now because it’s raining and we can’t go […]

8 Sep, 2019

Are you a positive parent?

Positive parenting makes a real difference to child development and children’s behaviour is strongly influenced by parenting styles and practices. Research suggests growing up in nurturing, secure family environments, for example, is important as it is associated with positive child wellbeing and the development of pro-social behaviours as well as minimising exposure to harmful problem […]

6 Sep, 2019

Buy Well, Be Well, Eat Well – How can I encourage healthy eating?

How can I encourage healthy eating? Q. I know what my children should be eating, but my question is how do you actually get them to eat healthy foods? I have two boys aged two and five and though they are not the worst in what they eat, there is still a lot to be desired. […]