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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 […]

6 Jul, 2020

Jigsaw – providing 1:1 mental health support for young adults

Jigsaw provides a vital service supporting the mental health of young adults aged between 12 – 25 years old. They have a webchat facility providing 1:1 support – here are the details, reproduced from their website.   Jigsaw Live Chat is a new way to get support if you’re aged between 12 – 25 years-old. […]

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 […]

1 Jul, 2020

How do babies learn?

How do babies learn? Here is a piece from the Growing Child newsletter distributed by Lifestart which gives us some insight into that. Exercises in Learning Around her first birthday, what kinds of things is Baby now doing on her own? If you watch her carefully, you will notice she is likely to try to […]

30 Jun, 2020

The importance of play

Here is another good piece from The Growing Child newsletter distributed by Lifestart The Importance of Play It is generally through play that a preschool child learns about the world around her and then assimilates what she has learned into her concept of reality. Preschool children enjoy three different forms of play: physical, manipulative, and […]

24 Jun, 2020

How are we going to tell the kids?

When a couple have decided that their relationship cannot continue and they are going to separate one of the biggest questions they often face is “How are we going to tell the kids?” Here are some tips taken from the Parents Plus Parenting When Separated course Click to access PWS-parent-booklet-communicating.pdf If you are separating or […]

23 Jun, 2020

Update on Summer Provision

This has been a difficult time for parents whose children normally have access to July Provision arrangements. Here is an update on Home-based Summer Provision. We will continue to provide all updates that are made available from the Department of Education. All this information can be found at https://www.education.ie/en/Parents/Services/summerprovision/ plus all the links are reproduced below. […]