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Cyber Safety

Cyber Safety

Technology has improved the quality of our lives in many ways.  It can be a valuable source of education, entertainment and connection.  We can easily find ourselves, however, spending too much time online and responding too readily to the ping of the phone rather than our immediate surroundings. Young people, the digital natives, have never known a time when technology ... Read More »

‘Tweenies’ – The Twilight Zone of Childhood

‘Tweenies’ – The Twilight Zone of Childhood

Childhood, for the large part, is divided into clear blocks, usually according to developmental milestones. We see our children develop from infancy, through toddlerhood, middle childhood and into adolescence. However, as middle childhood usually refers to that period from 6/7 to 10 years-old, there is a cohort that science seemingly forgot to name. They are what have become known as ... Read More »

Communicating and Connecting with your child

Communicating and Connecting with your child

The excitement and anxiety at the beginning of the school year has now eased, and most parents have settled in to a daily routine, even if it feels chaotic at times. The rush to get ready for school in the morning and the evening routine, with homework, after school activities, friends, lunches and dinner can feel overwhelming for both children ... Read More »

Love Parenting Survey

Love Parenting Survey

At Love Parenting we really value your feedback! We are always trying to improve our website and can only do this if you tell us what you like and what information you find helpful.   This survey will take approximately two minutes to complete and  if you wish you may enter a draw for two €25 Boots voucher.   *Please be aware that we ... 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 »

Play: A User’s Guide

Play: A User’s Guide

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Exam Stress: Parents must stay calm and confident

Exam Stress: Parents must stay calm and confident

With exams here, it’s important for anxious parents to find the balance between supporting their children’s efforts and nagging them to distraction. The reality is that we parents often worry more about the work that needs to be done than our teenagers do. We will all have certain expectations for how our teenagers should perform in their exams. When our ... Read More »

Is my Child a Cyberbully?

Is my Child a Cyberbully?

 What can I do if I suspect my child is a cyberbully? We have been highlighting the plight of the victim as well as how to prevent cyberbullying and how to respond to it. But who is the bully? You will want to be sure it’s not your child. Every child and young person needs to understand How much all ... Read More »

Cyberbullying: Advice for Children & Young People

You can take control by not putting up with offensive content and by reporting it when you come across it. Here are some ways you can respond to unwanted messages. Don’t Reply to messages that harass or annoy you. Even though you may really want to, this is exactly what the sender wants. They want to know that they’ve got you ... Read More »

How to Prevent Cyberbullying

How to Prevent Cyberbullying

Home and School together Cyberbullying goes beyond the school environment. The efforts to defeat it cannot therefore be confined to the schools; they must also go on in the wider community, especially in the home. The messages and the responses coming from home and school must be consistent. By working together, home and school can create awareness of the issues ... Read More »