• PARENTS: Practical & Positive Supports – Series of Parenting Talks organised by Kildare Library Service

    Posted on April 20, 2015 by in News Updates


    This series of Parenting Talks has been organised by Kildare Library Service in partnership with HSE Primary Care Psychology Team and Mental Health Ireland and is funded by Kildare County Council.
    Attendance at all of the events is free of charge and open to everyone but advance booking is required. Please contact the library where the talk is happening to book your place.
    Sign up for our email service through your local library to receive monthly mailing information on these and all library events.
    Athy Library : Tel 059 8631144 Email athylib@kildarecoco.ie
    Celbridge Library : Tel 01 6272207 Email: celbridgelib@kildarecoco.ie
    Kildare Town Library: Tel 045 530626/520235 Email: kildarelib@kildarecoco.ie
    Leixlip Library: Tel: 01 6060050 Email: leixliplib@kildarecoco.ie
    Maynooth Library : Tel 01 6285530 Email: maynoothlib@kildarecoco.ie
    Naas Library: Tel 045 879111 Email: naaslib@kildarecoco.ie
    Newbridge Library: Tel 045 448353 Email: newbridgelib@kildarecoco.ie

    Babies and Toddlers
    First Aid for Parents
    Presented by Siobhan Butler from First Aid for Everyone

    This informative and interactive course will use lots of visual aids in the presentation and there is plenty of opportunity for the participants to ask questions.
    Topics covered will include:
    -Calling the emergency services
    -The First Aid kit
    -Temperature/febrile seizures

    Naas Library: Thursday 7th May 11.30am
    Newbridge Library: Tuesday 26th May 7pm
    Athy Library: Tuesday 9th June 7pm

    How to Help Babies and Toddlers Build a Sense of Security
    Presented by HSE Primary Care Clinical Psychology Service
    This talk is aimed at parents of children from birth to two years of age. It will explain the ideas behind attachment and bonding and include strategies and tips to help children develop a secure attachment.

    Leixlip Library: Thursday 16th April 7pm
    Newbridge Library: Friday 1st May 10.30am

    Supporting Parents to Help Their Children to Behave Well
    Presented by HSE Primary Care Clinical Psychology Service

    This talk introduces basic ideas and strategies that can be of help to parents to reduce their child’s undesirable behaviour. It will include tips and strategies to encourage children to behave in ways that are more helpful to themselves and others.

    Athy Library: Tuesday 21st April 7pm

    Helping Children to be Resilient and Develop Skills to Cope with the Challenges of Life
    Presented by HSE Primary Care Clinical Psychology Service
    This talk explores the support and experiences our children need to develop resilience or mental strength. It will help parents develop their children’s ability to thrive despite life’s challenges e.g. growing up, bullying or living with difficult circumstances; and to bounce back from adversity.

    Kildare Town Library: Thursday 30th April 11.30am

    Games & Technology to Enhance Learning
    Presented by Michael Hallissey, Director of Learning for The Digital Hub Development Agency (DHDA)

    Young people interact with apps, eBooks, digital games and worlds in many ways – many productive but unfortunately some are not so productive. Michael will look at how some of these tools and services can enhance learning and how to channel technology in a positive way. Michael will also locate this talk in the context of the new Digital Strategy for Schools.
    This talk is for parents of 8 – 15 year olds.

    Maynooth Library: Wednesday 22nd April 7pm
    Naas Library: Tuesday 28th April 7pm

    Helping Children Deal with Bullying
    Presented by HSE Primary Care Clinical Psychology Service

    This talk explores possible origins of bullying behaviour, the potential impacts of bullying such as feeling upset, hurt, rejected, afraid and isolated. It will also introduce strategies to support children to develop skills such as positive peer social interactions and enhanced assertiveness to overcome the negative impact of bullying.

    Celbridge Library: Tuesday 5th May 11am

    Helping Children Who Worry Too Much
    Presented by HSE Primary Care Clinical Psychology Service

    This talk explores many of the common factors which can cause and increase worries for children. It will include strategies to help children to manage and overcome their worries so that the worries becomes less powerful in their day-to-day lives.

    Maynooth Library: Wednesday 20th May 7pm

    Yuck I’m NOT eating that!
    Toddler and Childhood Nutritional Challenges.
    Presented by Paula Mee, Dietician
    Paula will give an overview of our children’s common nutrition challenges and needs as they grow. She will cover food intolerances and allergies; parental feeding concerns e.g. what to feed young children and what to do if they are faddy and won’t eat fruits and veg; when to consult with a specialist. Come along and ask your questions.

    Naas Library: Thursday 21st May 7pm

    Older Children & Teens
    Teenage Wellbeing & Positive Mental Health
    Presented by Sheila O’Malley, Relationship & Parenting Mentor

    ‘All we seem to do is argue!’
    Parenting Teenagers can be challenging and there may be concern around eating, drinking or self-harm. Sheila will look at how to build self-esteem, establish better communication and problem solving skills.

    Leixlip Library: Thursday 7th May 7pm

    Social Networking & Cyberbullying Training
    Presented by Fiona Ashe from Flashefoward Communicaions

    This training course will give a simple overview of social networking, describing current social media trends. Fiona will look at teenage behaviour online. She will examine peer pressure, privacy issues and cyberbullying: what it is, what forms it takes, how to combat it and how to prevent it.

    Leixlip Library: Wednesday 13th May 7pm

    Time Management for Working Parents
    Presented by Sheila O’Malley, Relationship & Parenting Mentor

    Do you have too little time with too many demands? How do you manage time or does it manage you? Come and learn practical tips and skills to get more time – for you!

    Naas Library: Tuesday 12th May 7pm

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