Parents of Children with Disabilities to be consulted on proposed changes to ‘overage exemption’ in free pre-school programme – Dr. Katherine Zappone

DCYA RELEASE Parents of Children with Disabilities to be consulted on proposed changes to ‘overage exemption’ in free pre-school programme Planned changes to exemption paused to allow for full consultation Statement by the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone Parents of children with disabilities are to be consulted on plans to change…

Silent Santa

***Silent Santa*** Do you think your child would like to meet Santa but they may be a little anxious or nervous? This is a great initiative in Ray Community Centre which gives children with Autism or additional needs an opportunity to meet and greet Santa in a private, quiet, fuss-free environment. Bookings are available on…

Parents Guide to the National Childcare Funding Programmes – English and Irish

Informative New Parents Guides available from Donegal County Childcare  in both English and Irish These guides provide parents with the information they need to help them understand the National Childcare Funding Programmes. The guides provide an overview of each of the national funding programmes. This helps parents to understand which funding programmes they may be…

Study shows the main threat to same-sex parented children is discrimination

Study shows children raised by same-sex parents do as well as those raised by heterosexual parents Australian review finds main threat to same-sex parented children is discrimination The review of three decades of peer-reviewed research by Melbourne Children’s (sic) found children raised in same-sex-parented families did as well emotionally, socially and educationally as their peers.…

22 Moral Stories for Children

Check out the following link to 22 Moral Stories for Children from care.com. The stories contain lessons on respect, honesty, compassion and helping others, to name a few. Stories include ‘The Lion and the Mouse’, ‘The Wet Pants’, ‘The Honest Woodcutter’ and many others. This link contains a list of great stories for young children which are…

Five ways parents can connect with their children – The Irish Times

Having fun, sharing experiences and talking foster deeply satisfying relationships Having a warm connected relationship with your children is definitely one of the most enjoyable aspects of parenting. Doing fun activities together, sharing experiences and having good conversations all make for creating deeply satisfying relationships between parents and children. Such connected relationships have enormous benefits…