Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Let’s talk about Parenting

The free parenting talks organised by the Kildare Library Service will continue through April and May, with a new chance for those unable to make it to previous ones.

They include Happy Parents/Happy Child presented by Sheila O’Malley, Relationship & Parenting Mentor, in Newbridge Library on Tuesday 5 April at 7pm. Sheila will share practical tips and skills to deal with sibling rivalry, difficult behaviour, homework struggles and how to enjoy easier mornings and bedtimes.

First Aid for Parents presented by Siobhan Butler from First Aid for Everyone will be in Newbridge Library on Tuesday 10 May at 7pm. 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, choking, meningitis, burns and emperature/febrile seizures.

Parenting Tips and Strategies presented by Dr Rosario Power, HSE Primary Care Clinical Psychology Service in Naas Library on Thursdays April 14, 21, 28 and 5 May, starting at 10.15am, is a course is delivered over four sessions, each lasting 90 minutes. The course addresses issues such as building up a strong connection with a child, supporting the child to make good choices and behave well and also with what to do at times when a child’s behaviour is not as you would like. It will have most relevance to parents of children up to about 12 years of age

Peer Pressure & Parental Influence presented by Clare Crowley Collier, Counsellor from Family Matters, in Kildare Library on Thursday 21 April at 7pm, will look at how parents can build relationships based on trust and mutual respect, so they can continue to be a strong influence in their teenager’s lives.

Social Networking & Cyberbullying Training is presented by Fiona Ashe from Flashefoward Communicaions in Naas Library on Thursday 5 May at 7pm. This training course will look at teenage behaviour online, examine the huge peer pressure on teenagers and the issues of privacy which the internet presents. It will also analyse cyberbullying — what it is, what forms it takes, how to combat it and how to prevent it.

Mental Wellbeing and Self Care Strategies will be presented by Finola Colgan from Mental Health Ireland in Kildare Library on Thursday 5 May at 7pm. Finola will explore our understanding of mental health and wellbeing and how we can develop good coping strategies at stressful and anxious times.

Continuous Professional Development Certificates of Attendance for all events in 2016 will only be given in person on the evening/day of the event. So please remember to ask for your cert before you leave as we will not be able to provide them at a later date.

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.

Kildare Town Library 045 520235 kildarelib@kildarecoco.ie; Naas Library 045 879111 naaslib@kildarecoco.ie; Newbridge Library: Tel 045 448353 newbridgelib@kildarecoco.ie.

This year long series is supported by HSE Primary Care Psychology Team, TUSLA Child and Family Agency, Mental Health Ireland, Public Health Nurse HSE, Pieta House, An Garda Síochána and is funded by Kildare County Council.

A brochure outlining all the talks and workshops is now available from your local library. For further information please check out kildare.ie/library.