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Top Tips for Keeping Boredom at Bay

Top Tips for Keeping Boredom at Bay

While children look forward to the long summer break with great excitement, the reality can sometimes lead to the dreaded complaint—I’m Bored! Here are a few tips to help you cope. Embace It! Evidence suggests that boredom can be good for children. It allows them time to think, to become comfortable in their own company and to use their creativity ... Read More »

Finding the Balance between Memory-Making & Quality Time with Your Child

Finding the Balance between Memory-Making & Quality Time with Your Child

As humans, technology and in particular social media has brought is into an entirely new space. One where most information is literally at our fingertips and the concept of privacy has become a lot more fluid. As parents and care-givers, it presents us with additional benefits and challenges. Baby’s first steps can be captured in real time and uploaded to ... Read More »

Report Cards; He’s a really a lovely child, but…

Report Cards; He’s a really a lovely child, but…

He’s really a lovely child, but… It can be a strange experience—opening a report card for the first time and seeing your child judged in black and white. It can raise a whole range of emotions—perhaps pride that someone has noticed their passion for music, their kindness or their mastery of Zeb and Danny. Perhaps relief that the temper that ... Read More »

The Community Mothers Programme Manual Launch

The Community Mothers Programme Manual Launch

The Community Mothers Programme with in Limerick Social Services Council – are pleased to announce the official Launch of their Community Mothers Programme Manual. The Community Mothers Programme, established in Limerick in 1993, is a universal home visiting service offered to families with new babies and young children in Limerick city and county. A Community Mother is an experienced mother ... Read More »

Top Tips for Enjoying Longer Evenings

Top Tips for Enjoying Longer Evenings

The much awaited ‘stretch in the evenings’ is slowly arriving so it’s time to top up those Vitamin D levels: Make going outside as much of a planned activity as any extracurricular activity. Whether it’s a walk around the neighbourhood, a cycle or a family effort at getting the garden back in shape, try to fit it in daily with ... Read More »

Dogs and Children 

Dogs and Children 

The Hidden Benefits of Having a Family Dog     For many years the benefits of guide dogs for the blind and assistance dogs has been recognised and well documented. Therapy dogs provide much joy and benefits to those they visit in hospitals and nursing home settings. The value of owning and caring for a family dog is, in my ... Read More »

Top tips for surviving children’s birthday parties

Top tips for surviving children’s birthday parties

In an era where throwing children’s parties seem to have grown out of all proportion, reduce your stress level with a few handy pointers: Keep it in perspective – yes you want to celebrate your child and ensure they have a great time, but you also don’t want them to develop unrealistic expectations about what a birthday actually is Set ... Read More »

Parent’s Guide to Dyslexia

Parent’s Guide to Dyslexia

Dyslexia can be a very scary word for a lot of parents to hear and digest. When you first hear or suspect that your child may have a learning difficulty, your mind goes wild– will they ever get to college? Will they get a a job that will provide for them and allow them to be self sufficient? The answer ... Read More »

Top tips for avoiding arguments with children

Top tips for avoiding arguments with children

This can be really frustrating.  One thing to remember though is that kids who argue a lot can often become confident adults who are well able to stand up for themselves and what they feel is right and wrong. I know that’s not much consolation now though so here are a few things that might help. It takes two to ... Read More »

Sleepless Nights: Top Tips for Coping

Sleepless Nights: Top Tips for Coping

New born babies and sleep deprivation go hand-in-hand. They need to grow so they need to eat, even through the night. Fine, as expectant and new parents, you brace yourself for that. But what happens when the infant stage passes and you feel like you’re still walking around like an extra in a zombie movie? What happens when your bundle ... Read More »