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Author Archives: Jeanne Ryan

Top 10 tips for new dads…..because babies don’t come with a manual

Top 10 tips for new dads…..because babies don’t come with a manual

Patience, unlimited patience. The more time you spend with your baby the more capable you’ll feel as a parent. The earlier you and your baby start getting to know one another the closer and better your relationship will be. For instance, when your baby is very small, bath-time can be very special. Try not to hand your baby over to ... Read More »

Encouraging Positive Behaviour

Encouraging Positive Behaviour

We’ve all been there—it’s the end of a long day and we know that what everyone in the family needs is to be tucked up in bed. Getting there, however, can seem like the a never ending journey. There’s finding the right pair of pyjamas, ensuring the teeth are brushed, scrambling to find the lost tie and the stuffed animal ... Read More »

Hearing from parents is the most valuable feedback!

Hearing from parents is the most valuable feedback!

Are you the mother or father of a child aged two or under? Would you like to take part in a study which is trying to find out about parents’ views on healthy growth in children under the age of two years and how this could be best supported? The study will involve one interview with a member of the ... Read More »

Hearing from dads is the most valuable feedback!

Hearing from dads is the most valuable feedback!

Are you the father of a child aged two or under? Would you like to take part in a study which is trying to find out about parents’ views on healthy growth in children under the age of two years and how this could be best supported? The study will involve one interview with a member of the study team ... Read More »

Managing Anger

Managing Anger

Last week, we looked at how to help your child to manage stress.  This week, we look at another big emotion that can overwhelm all of us from time to time and leave us feeling out of control: Anger. Anger is a natural emotion that is meant to alert and energise us when there is a need to change a ... Read More »

Managing Stress

Managing Stress

Managing Stress One of the biggest challenges in parenting is managing our own big emotions (stress, anxiety, anger, frustration) and teaching our children how to recognise and manage their own emotions.  While some stress is positive in that it can motivate us and give us energy, too much stress has a negative impact on our health, our relationships and our ... Read More »

Strengthening Families: Notice and Compliment the Good Daily

Strengthening Families: Notice and Compliment the Good Daily

Loveparenting.ie is delighted to be able to share some worksheets and tip sheets from the Strengthening Families Programme. The materials provide practical tips and ideas to help parents build strong and healthy relationships with their children. This is the second in the series and builds on the last worksheet, The Four Family Fun Sheet, which gave some practical ideas on ... Read More »

Strengthening Families: Three Easy Instant Stress-Busters

Strengthening Families: Three Easy Instant Stress-Busters

Loveparenting.ie is delighted to be able to share some worksheets and tip sheets from the Strengthening Families Programme. The materials provide practical tips and ideas to help parents build strong and healthy relationships with their children. This is the third in the series and builds on the last worksheet, Notice and Compliment the Good Daily which gave some practical ideas ... Read More »

Strengthening Families

Strengthening Families

Loveparenting.ie is delighted to be able to share some worksheets and tip sheets from the Strengthening Families Programme. These worksheets provide practical tips and ideas to help parents build strong and healthy relationships with their children.  The Strengthening Families Programme (SFP) is an evidence-based 14-week family skills training programme that involves the parents and teens/children in three classes run on the ... Read More »

New Year, New Resolve

New Year, New Resolve

Parenting is a merry-go-round. There are days when you feel your heart might just burst with love for your children and there are days where you would give anything to just have them out of your hair for a few precious hours. You watch them while they sleep, all soft breaths and angelic faces. Then they wake up, refuse to ... Read More »