Parent Night with Aoife Lee
Monday, September 19th, 2016
We recently held a special informational evening with our Parent Coach, Aoife Lee of Parent Support. The topic of the parent discussion was “Managing Change Together -Settling into Crèche, Moving Rooms and Preparation for School”.
Our parents had provided feedback over the last few months on what they found were some of the more challenging aspects of parenting. These areas included:
- How to build relationships with our babies & children
- Childhood development – setting reasonable expectations for our children
- Supporting a child settling into creche, moving rooms & preparing for school.
Dearbhala, our Director of Childcare, welcomed Aoife and the large group of parents to the event at our Leopardstown centre.
In her talk, Aoife covered some important topics based on what the foundations of positive parenting.
Some tips included:
- Help your children feel calm & reassured
- Acknowledge your child’s feelings
- Be confident in their ability to cope
- Encourage positivity during room transition
- Create open communication between you & key worker/childcare staff
A special thank you our Chef Connie who prepared some delicious snacks for the hungry parents who came straight from work!
Aoife is a mother of two children under the age of seven, she is an accredited parent and life coach and is founder of Parent Support. She facilitates parenting groups & talks in child care settings as well as providing staff training and private consultations with professionals in the child care field and for parents in their own home.
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