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5 Aug, 2020

What to expect in the second trimester of pregnancy

This information on what to expect in the second trimester of pregnancy has been taken from the hse.ie website. There are aspects of it that may not apply or may be carried out differently because of current restrictions due to the Coronavirus but check with your local GP/antenatal clinic. The second trimester is from 13 […]

5 Aug, 2020

Respect is the golden rule

As parents we know rules are important but sometimes we can get the balance wrong. We can get too intense about rules that really aren’t important and let really important rules – like showing respect – slip. The team at Parents Plus have some very good tips here in the Parents Plus Children’s programme. Remember […]

4 Aug, 2020

Recovery from Coronavirus

Here is some useful information from the HSE.ie website about recovery from Coronavirus. You can find up to date information on Coronavirus here https://www2.hse.ie/coronavirus/ Recovering after Coronavirus It’s common to have health symptoms or side effects after having coronavirus (COVID-19). Some people have physical problems such as extreme tiredness (fatigue) or muscle pain. Others can experience […]

4 Aug, 2020

Expecting a baby? Online Parent Education Resources

These resources were developed by the Rotunda Hospital as a refresher for parents who had already attended their antenatal classes. You may find some very useful information here about: What to expect Labour and birth Infant feeding Baby care and going home Physiotherapyour GP Just click the link https://rotunda.ie/parent-education/resources/ If you have any concerns or need […]

3 Aug, 2020

7 Tips for Effective Communication with Your School-aged Child

This is an interesting piece on how listening well is the foundation of good communication with our children. 7 Tips for Effective Communication with Your School-aged Child Gary Gilles is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in private practice for over 20 years. He is also an adjunct faculty member at the University of Chicago’s School […]

31 Jul, 2020

Helping your children to cope post-separation

The Parents Plus Parenting When Separated programme offers important tips for helping children to cope when the relationship between their parents breaks down and there is a separation. If you are finding parenting challenging because you are going through or have gone through a separation you can talk to one of the Family Support Workers […]

31 Jul, 2020

What to expect in the third trimester of pregnancy

There is useful information in this piece from the HSE.ie website about what to expect during the last three months of your pregnancy. There may be changes to some aspects of care due to the restrictions surrounding the Coronavirus but check with your GP or antenatal clinic. Your antenatal care Week 28 until the birth […]

29 Jul, 2020

My little girl whinges all the time

Here is some good advice from John Sharry in the Irish Times Parenting section about how to deal with a child who is inclined to whine. Ask the Expert: My little girl whinges all the time John Sharry Whining time again: plan your responses to manage your child’s angry behaviours. Photograph: Thinkstock Q: I have a […]