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 that if you are finding parenting very challenging you can talk to one of the Family Support Workers or Youth Workers on the team at the Donegal Parent Support Line. You can phone 1800 112277 (free of charge) or PM the Parent Hub Donegal Facebook page and one of the team will be in touch.
These resources were developed by the Rotunda Hospital as a refresher for parents who had already attended their antenatal classes.
This is an interesting piece on how listening well is the foundation of good communication with our children.
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 on the team at the Donegal Parent Support line who have experience running the Parenting When Separated programme. Freephone 1800 112277 Monday – Friday 9am to 3pm or PM the Parent Hub Donegal Facebook page with your name, number and brief description of the issue you would like support with and one of the team will be in touch.
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 of your baby is known as the third trimester. Your GP and hospital appointments will become more frequent in this trimester.
The first trimester is from 0 to 12 weeks. This is the beginning of your pregnancy and is a very important time for its development.
Do you remember the nursery rhymes you learned as a child? Do you know that as well as being fun, nursery rhymes are a great way to build our children’s language and literacy? Here are the words of lots of the favourite nursery rhymes, from the Early Childhood Ireland website.
The Early Childhood Ireland website has some great information and resources for families like these ideas for supporting literacy and numeracy skills at home