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HSCL- Parent News!

09-December-20
HSCL- Parent News!

Please find below three useful resources for parents

1. Free of charge parenting course

  • Date: Saturday 12th December 10am to 4pm
  • Venue: Foroige Jobstown, 18 Kiltalown Way, Tallaght
  • Getting Ready for the Teenage Years (for Parents of 11 – 14 Year olds)

'Getting Ready for the Teenage Years' gives parents ideas on how to set it up now so they have more good times to enjoy and less challenges to deal with during the teenage years.

The course is run over one day or three evenings and covers:

  • Understanding Teenagers and what they are coming up against
  • Keeping things calm and in control to set you up for easier parenting as they push the boundaries and find their own identity
  • Maintaining a good relationship and open communication which makes it more likely Teens will listen to their parents and take their advice
  • Keeping Teens on track by using positive parenting and discipline plan
  • Building resilience so they are better able to cope with what life throws at them
  • The importance of Parent Self Care to survive it all!

How do I apply? Contact Gemma O’Reilly gemma.oreilly@foroige.ie M: 086-7969726 or Sandra Monaghan sandra.monaghan@foroige.ie M: 086 8899981

2 Parentline Information

These are very challenging times for parents. Normal routines continue to be disrupted. Family tensions and stresses are being exacerbated. Covid-19 and the associated lockdowns and restrictions have caused issues that were bubbling below the surface to rise. Over the last six months this has resulted in a sharp increase in calls to Parentline, a national, confidential helpline that offers parents support, information and guidance on all aspects of being a parent.

Calls from parents bring up anxiety, school and work issues, anger, aggression, self-harm, learning difficulties, teenage issues, loneliness, eating disorders, sexuality, access and custody, baby issues and postnatal depression. The calls can relate to children of any age - from infants to adults. All ages offer different challenges. The only thing callers have in common is that they’re seeking help and support.

What parents can do to help themselves and their children

Routine is crucial for psychological wellbeing and mental health. It is particularly important to not let children stay up late, meaning rules around bedtime, both for the sanity of the parents and the wellbeing of children. Consistency in your own routine and any rules imposed on your children in relation to lockdown regulations, meeting people or use of social media, is important.

Parentline is open from Monday to Thursday, from 10am to 9pm, and on Fridays, from 10am to 4pm. Call 01- 8733500 or 1890 927277.

3. Scholarships - Opportunity for Adult Learners (Aged 23 and over)

'Uversity' Scholarships: Uversity is a Registered Charity that grants Higher Education Scholarships to Adult Learners to unlock their potential and realise their academic, personal and professional ambitions. Uversity’s Scholarships remove the financial barriers that may be preventing older students, aged 23 and over, from earning a bachelor’s degree for the first time. Since January 2018, Uversity has been offering Higher Education Scholarships for Adult Learners and to date, have awarded over 80 scholarships to successful candidates, to pursue Bachelor Degrees at higher level institutions on the island of Ireland. We are delighted to advise that the 2021/22 scholarships will be open for applications on 4th January 2020 and will remain open until 30th April 2021. Further details are available on their website. Further details about the application process and eligibility criteria

Please contact : Cushla Young HSCL Tallaght Community School 083-0458116.

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