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12 Aug, 2020

Social and Emotional Skills: What to expect at different ages

This article from the Understood.org website explores when our children develop social and emotional skills. Understood.org is committed to supporting families and educators of children who learn and think differently as well as supporting young adults themselves. You can find out more at https://www.understood.org/pages/en/families/?_sp=e3deb9a7-0860-4a28-87dd-c42e2eed4e99.1597228695119 Social and Emotional Skills: What to expect at different ages When do […]

12 Aug, 2020

Information on preparing for birth and parenthood

With face-to-face antenatal classes not happening at the moment this resource from the team at Cork University Maternity Hospital and the HSE is even more valuable. Click to access prepbirth.pdf You can download the PDF here https://www.hse.ie/eng/services/publications/children/prepbirth.pdf  

11 Aug, 2020

Raising a psychologically healthy teenager

We are all aware that the teenage years can be challenging. Here are some great tips from the Kidspot website about how we can help our teenagers develop the skills and strengths they need to support good mental health. Raising a psychologically healthy teenager There is a strange self-esteem paradox: If you need it (self-esteem), […]

11 Aug, 2020

5 main reasons that toddlers cry (that actually make sense)

Here is another good piece from the Playgroup NSW website. This time they are looking at why children cry. Ever feel like your child just. Won’t. Stop. CRYING? You’re far from alone – but getting to understand the science behind the tears can help you both get through the wailing unscathed.  (This content was provided […]

11 Aug, 2020

Let’s get creative and help our children find their passion!

Here is another good piece from the Kidspot website, this time looking at how we can help our children release their creativity and find their passion! 6 Ways to Unleash Your Child’s Creativity Having children is something most of us look forward to. While having a child will change your life forever, it will also […]

11 Aug, 2020

Is your daughter entering puberty earlier than you would have expected?

Precocious puberty in girls It can be very difficult when a young girl hits puberty early. Especially when all her classmates, and indeed she, still seem just like little girls. If your daughter starts puberty early, she will need a lot of help, guidance and support from you. As well as dealing with a changing […]

11 Aug, 2020

Cuidiú breastfeeding support is still available

Due to Covid 19 all face-to-face Cuidiú Breastfeeding Support groups are suspended until further notice. Here’s the most up to date list of Breastfeeding Counsellors in the North West region available for phone and text support. Anyone is welcome to use this service. Whether you just have a few simple questions, or if you need […]

10 Aug, 2020

Temperament: what it is and why it matters

Your baby’s temperament usually becomes clear fairly early on and it can be challenging to realise that you are parenting a little person whose temperament may be different to your own. Here are some great tips from the Playgroup NSW website about different temperaments and how to parent them. (This content was provided for the […]

10 Aug, 2020

Why singing to our babies and toddlers is so important

Here are some reasons why singing to your baby or toddler is so good for them. The Importance Of Music In The Development Of Toddlers Playgroup NSW Categories: Development Very early in their life, children will start to identify rhythm and even move to the beats of music. After all, music is meant to touch our […]

10 Aug, 2020

Supporting families impacted by substance abuse – an update from the National Family Support Network

The National Family Support Network supports families who are impacted by effects of substance abuse within the family. Here are a few extracts from their latest newsletter. You can find the full newsletter on their website here http://www.fsn.ie/ Updated list of Nominated Garda Inspectors now available We now have the latest, most up to date list […]