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Top Tips for Water Safety

Top Tips for Water Safety

Many of us will head toward water to enjoy the warm weather. Whether it’s a paddling pool in the back garden, a river, a lake or the ocean, below are some tips to make sure that your child is safe near water Make sure that an adult supervises children in or around water at all times. Even a shallow bath ... Read More »

Stay Connected with your Teen during Times of Challenging Behaviour

Stay Connected with your Teen during Times of Challenging Behaviour

Many parents find understanding and communicating with their teen challenging. It may seem that you no longer know how to talk to the child that you once knew so well. Below are a few strategies on how to stay connected with your child and deal with challenging behavior. Choose the Right Time Sometimes when you or your teenager are feeling ... Read More »

Tops Tips for Keeping Your Child Safe in the Sun

Tops Tips for Keeping Your Child Safe in the Sun

While it feels like the Costa Del Limerick this week, don’t forget that you don’t need to be on a beach to be vigilant about sun safety. While, as a nation, we’re slightly obsessed about Vitamin D deficiency, it’s all about balance: Babies under 6 months should be kept in the shade and remember to watch out for tiny toes ... 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 »

Top Tips for Getting Outside for Some Winter Fun

Top Tips for Getting Outside for Some Winter Fun

It’s cold, windy and often rainy, but there are still lots of fun ways to get out, get active and have fun as a family! Make sure everyone has warm, waterproof gear to hand, so when the mood strikes you, you can head out without too much hassle Keep it simple—a bike ride, a visit to a playground (which are ... Read More »

“Beyond the Stork and Cabbage Patch”

“Beyond the Stork and Cabbage Patch”

Children start to learn about their bodies as soon as they are born.  Babies learn about themselves through touch and by watching and imitating others so cuddles, hugs and kisses from their parents and family are essential. It is important that they see affectionate behaviour between family members as well. Babies begin exploring their bodies from an early age–busy fingers ... Read More »

Beyond the ‘Baby Blues’: Recognising & Supporting Post Natal Depression

Beyond the ‘Baby Blues’: Recognising & Supporting Post Natal Depression

Becoming a mother is expected to be a joyous and happy occasion, full of Kodak moments.  The transition to motherhood is a period of intense change – physically, emotionally and mentally – that can be incredibly overwhelming. When the dreams about motherhood don’t always match the realities, it can be both frustrating and disappointing. At first, when they come home ... Read More »

Nurturing Your Child’s Health Starts with Your Own

Nurturing Your Child’s Health Starts with Your Own

We all know the feeling—you’re multi-tasking furiously between dinner, homework, activities, bed-time…Then, finally, quiet descends in the household, and you have a moment to yourself …And, then you fall asleep. As parents, we can be pulled in hundreds of directions on a daily basis as we try to meet the needs of those around us.  Most of us have become ... Read More »

Caring for Unwell People, Big and Small

Caring for Unwell People, Big and Small

It started at 5 am on Monday with ‘mom I feel very hot’. The feverish 9 year-old was given Calpol, a hug and brought back to bed, while the toddler decided it was obviously getting up time. Fast forward a couple of very busy days in work and we end up in a late-night, walk-in clinic where the doctor informs ... Read More »