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Cyberbullying: A Guide for Parents

Cyberbullying: A Guide for Parents

What is Cyberbullying? Some general points Cyberbullying occurs when bullying behaviour is carried out through the use of ICT systems such as e-mail, mobile phones, instant messaging (IM), social networking websites, apps and other online technologies. The most important feature of bullying is the intention to annoy, etc. However, we can also cause annoyance unintentionally. Therefore, think before you send ... Read More »

Cyberbullying: What to look for?

Cyberbullying: What to look for?

Key Advice for Parents As a parent, you are well placed to identify and deal with any cyberbullying your child might encounter . Children or young people who have been bullied will have difficulty in overcoming this problem alone and will need your help in tackling it. What should I look out for?  If your child is: avoiding school, or ... Read More »

Advice for Parents: What do children need?

Advice for Parents: What do children need?

What do Children Need? Children learn from Adults and they need to be resilient in order to meet their full potential. For a child to be resilient they need the following: External supports: need to have a support structure and to be able to trust; Trust is defined as believing in, and relying on, another person or thing. For example ... Read More »

Reasons to Play

Reasons to Play

Just a few of the reasons why parents and children should play together: Provided by ABC Start Right Limerick Read More »

Back to School Advice on Cyberbullying

Back to School Advice on Cyberbullying

Back to School Advice on Cyberbullying As the end of August approaches, it brings with it that “back to school” feeling. School books are being bought and children are being measured for the uniforms they have outgrown during the summer. And while for many this is an exciting time (and perhaps a bit of relief for parents not having to ... Read More »

Cyberbullying information for parents

Cyberbullying information for parents

For anyone born before 1990, the reality is that you did not grow up with the internet in your early life. It was not the norm to wake up, log into your Facebook page or social networking site, or check your emails, instant messaging and texts. But this is the reality for an ever increasing number of our children now. ... Read More »

Getting Creative with Play

Getting Creative with Play

    Creative play is a type of play in which the child utilises their body and a wide variety of materials to express themselves and their imagination. As parents we often have the tendency to dominate our children’s play by telling them what to do. It can be difficult to step back and let the child to take the ... Read More »

How to respond to bullying

How to respond to bullying

Top Tips:  What parents can do about bullying: If you are the parent of a child being bullied then you are probably feeling a number of things, including anger, towards the person hurting your child, frustration at how this could have happened and perhaps even helplessness if your child is not talking to you about it. If you think your ... Read More »

Cyberbullying: Advice for Parents

Cyberbullying: Advice for Parents

One concern which has always been present either directly or indirectly for children and parents is bullying, but in more recent times the newer issue of Cyberbullying has become more prevalent. Even the word itself brings a feeling of uneasiness, a vulnerability which we do not want to see happen to our children. However, the negative behaviour of any type ... Read More »

Coping with Exam Pressure – Advice for Parents

Coping with Exam Pressure – Advice for Parents

Exam times bring with them varying levels of stress and anxiety for both children and parents. For the children the stress is more direct and obvious. Thoughts like “have I done enough study, could I do more?” “I’m running out of time”. “I’m no good at remembering details” “I hate this subject” and many more run through our children’s minds ... Read More »