first_imgParenting Support in DonegalParenting today is no easy task. There is no doubt that our children can bring us the greatest joys, but at other times, we can feel like tearing our hair out.We all know the saying “it’s different times we are living in” and with these different times children are facing difficulties and challenges that the generation before them did not encounter. These new challenges facing children bring new challenges for their parents. While there have been many benefits of modern day Ireland and the technology that has accompanied these changes we need also to be aware of the difficulties that our young people are facing.As parents, we all need a toolbag of old and new skills to help us along our Parenting Path. In addition to the advice we can get from the wise old heads of our parents before us, reading books and looking up websites can provide us with very useful information and many new ideas on how to manage the various situations and scenarios we face as modern day parents.Another very effective way of getting the support you need as a parent and filling up your Parenting Toolbag is by attending a Parents Support programme. The Parents’ Plus Programmes are evidenced based programmes that focus on parenting skills that parents have found to be effective.The Programmes are free to parents with a small contribution towards the cost of the Parent’s Manual. The Programmes are being facilitated through the collaboration of Community Services, HSE and Tusla Child and Family Services. They are open to all parents in the community and in addition to focusing on parenting issues the groups also provide parents with a good social network. Parents are given the opportunity to come together and look at the issues they are facing in a relaxed and friendly environment over an eight week period with sessions lasting two hours per week. The Parents Plus Early Years Programme (for parents of children aged 1-5 years) is starting in the Family Resource Centre, Donegal Town next Wednesday 14th October from 10:30 – 12:30. The Parents Plus Children’s Programme (for parents of primary school age children) starts in Carrick Day Care Centre on Tuesday 13th October 7:30 to 9:30pm. Contact Katy at 0749733111 for further information on both these programmes.Places are still available for the Parents Plus Children’s Programme which is due to start in the Lifford/ Clonleigh Resource Centre covering the Lifford, St. Johnston and Carrigans area. Contact Deborah at 074 9148551 ASAP for further information and to reserve a place.To book a place on the Parents Plus Children’s Programme being run in Milford please contact Margaret at 074 9155055. The Programme is open to all parents across the Fanad peninsula.Depending on the level of interest, programmes are scheduled to take place in Letterkenny, Raphoe, and Inishowen after Halloween and anyone interested in these programmes should contact [email protected] .Parenting is a challenge but remember “Life affords no greater responsibility, no greater privilege, than the raising of the next generation”.
– C. Everet Koop, M.D. PARENTING PROGRAMMES SET UP ACROSS DONEGAL was last modified: October 7th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more