What is Let’s talk about Parenting?
’The ‘Let’s talk about Parenting’ Programme is a FREE series of talks and workshops for Parents and Professionals working with children and young people in County Kildare. The programme is provided by Kildare Library Service, is funded by Kildare County Council, and is supported by Kildare CYPSC and members of the multi-agency Kildare & West Wicklow Parenting Forum. For more information on the Parenting Forum and the supports available in County Kildare visit www.parentingsupport.ie Presently all our talks are being provided online.
August 2021 Programmes
Starting ‘Big School’
Presented by Dr Mary O’Kane – Thursday 12th August 7pm
Your child is starting in ‘Big School’ in September, this means new experiences, new friends and a whole new identity as a Junior Infant. Naturally you want to support them in making this transition a success. How should you best prepare your child for this transition in their lives? In this session, Dr Mary O’Kane offers some very practical advice on the most important skill sets for children during this transition, and how best to support your child over the next few weeks in developing these skills. This talk will take place online via zoom.
Book your place on eventbrite via this link: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/starting-big-school-with-dr-mary-okane-tickets-161902509765
The Transition from Primary to Secondary School
Presented by Dr Mary O’Kane – Monday 16th August 7pm
The move from primary to secondary school can result in both anxiety and excitement
and that is just for the parents! This is on the of the most significant transitions our young Teens face. The changes are social, academic, as the move from being ‘seniors’ in their primary school, to the ‘juniors’ in this new educational environment. In this talk Dr Mary O’Kane outlines some of the challenges faced during this transition and offers very practical advice on how we can support students on this new educational journey. This talk will take place online via zoom.
Book your place on eventbrite via this link: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/the-transition-from-primary-to-secondary-school-with-dr-mary-okane-tickets-161905137625
A reminder that recorded talks are also available on our Parenting Vimeo Channel Online at –https://vimeo.com/channels/letstalkaboutparenting
including – ‘Healthy Sleep Habits for Babies up to 3 years’ – Babogue Sleep Solutions ‘School Children & Teenage Sleep’ – Babogue Sleep Solutions ‘Children & worry during Covid 19’ – Dr Mary O’Kane ‘Resilience during Covid and in a Digital Age’ – Dr Colman Noctor ‘Building Self-esteem in Children and Teens’ – Foroige ‘Sibling Bullying’ – Dr Emma O’Friel ‘Starting Secondary School’ – Dr Mary O’Kane
Remember under the Government’s Keep Well Campaign – Switching off and being creative or learning something new, getting back to nature, and finding ways to relax can help our general wellbeing. For more information check out our blog posts here and here or take a look at the Kildare County Council’s Keep Well page for the latest activities to help you Keep Well.