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13 May, 2020

Do you need to talk to someone? Donegal Parent Support Line launching on Thursday 14 May

A new free Parent Support Line will be available to parents in Donegal from Thursday 14 May. The Donegal Parent Support line is being co-ordinated by the Donegal Family Resource Centre Network in association with a wide range of community and voluntary organisations involved in family support. The service will be available from Monday to […]

12 May, 2020

How to Achieve Screen Time Sanity During Quarantine

Here is an interesting and very relevant piece from the Psychology Today website which you can access here https://www.psychologytoday.com/ie Five steps for limits and allowances on pandemic screen time: A “Play Diet”. Posted May 11, 2020 Two words come to mind when managing your family during the coronavirus quarantine: safety and sanity. Obviously, the safety of our […]

7 May, 2020

Personal boundaries during Coronavirus

Here is some great advice for young people (but can apply to any of us) from Jigsaw about setting and keeping boundaries for ourselves at a time when we are living much more closely with people than we are used to. The original can be found at https://jigsawonline.ie/young-people/personal-boundaries-coronavirus/?utm_source=CM&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=Updates_7 and you can find lots of useful […]

29 Apr, 2020

Let’s Play Ideas

Here is another good piece from the Government website Let’s Play Ireland  https://www.gov.ie/en/campaigns/lets-play-ireland/ Published: 24 April 2020 From: Department of Children and Youth Affairs Here are some ideas for play that cost very little: take out frustration by squashing pillows or stamping cardboard boxes until they are flat draw pictures on card and cut them into […]

28 Apr, 2020

Barnardos provide new Covid19 Crisis Parent Support Line

  Barnardos has launched a national telephone support service for parents in response to the challenges they are facing during the Covid-19 pandemic. This service will be staffed by Barnardos project workers who are trained professionals. The government’s response to Covid-19 has meant that normal routines and sources of support are currently unavailable to many […]

23 Apr, 2020

Regression In The Time Of Coronavirus: Why Children Take Steps Backwards In Their Development In Times Of Stress And What You Can Do

In this article Claire Lerner, Child Development and Parenting Expert, explores why our children’s behaviour may be regressing at the moment and how we can support them. The article is reproduced below and you can download the original or sign up to Claire Lerner’s blog here: https://www.lernerchilddevelopment.com/mainblog/regression-in-the-time-of-coronaviruswhy-children-take-steps-backwards-in-their-development-in-times-of-stress-and-what-you-can-do?fbclid=IwAR3vBY9Mj8ffvDpgSp-uBKQf4Jm0pe_FZa_sj7OcpfSFdCOBpKLoBACKWvo Madison used to be a great sleeper. Over […]

23 Apr, 2020

Coping With Conflict During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Lockdown

This article comes from the Young Scot website and is brought to you in partnership with the Scottish Centre for Conflict Resolution. You can download the original article here https://young.scot/get-informed/national/coping-with-conflict-during-covid-19-lockdown The article was written specifically for teenagers but there are useful ideas in it for all of us who are finding that tensions and tempers can […]

23 Apr, 2020

Has Sibling Rivalry Gone Next-Level During Lockdown? Solutions for dealing with conflict between your kids.

In this article by Claire Lerner a child development and parenting expert, she explores how we can help our children learn skills to deal with conflict. The article is reproduced below and can also be downloaded here https://www.psychologytoday.com/ie/blog/zero-six/202004/has-sibling-rivalry-gone-next-level-during-lockdown “Haha—you lost!” “Stop singing that stupid song. You’re hurting my ears!” Sibling rivalry is maddening enough under normal circumstances. […]

22 Apr, 2020

Minding your health and well being

The Healthy Ireland campaign has provided resources to help people look after their well-being at this time. The resources covered include: Looking after our mental health Coping at home Staying active Healthy eating Helping in the community Cocooning and they can be accessed here https://www.gov.ie/en/campaigns/together/?referrer=/together/