PARENTS & FAMILY SUPPORT
Parents Plus for Parents/Guardians of Adolescent Children Starting in September in Milford for 6 weeks with venue and date to be confirmed. The Adolescent’s Programme considers how parents can connect with and build good relationships with their teenage children, while also being firm and influential in their lives. The course will illustrate well-researched principles of effective communication and conflict resolution which parents can use with their teenagers, with the aim of helping them grow into responsible young adults. As well as role-play scenes and interviews with parents, the DVDs include interviews with young people about what it is like to be a teenager and their views about what makes families run smoothly.
Breastfeeding Support Group Meet on Thursday Mornings from 11:00am-12:30pm. This group is Public Health Nurse led so come along and meet new friends and receive useful tips and guidance. This group is open to all mums-to-be and new mums who are interested in breastfeeding.
Busy Bees Parent & Toddler Group The Parent and Toddler Group is an informal group which provides an opportunity for young children and their parents/carers to meet. The group offer opportunities for friendship, learning, and play and is run by a voluntary committee of parents. This committee (with the support of all the other parents attending the group), oversee the smooth running of the group. Grandparents, aunts, uncles, childminders and nannies as well as the parents, are also welcome to attend the group. The group return from their summer break in early September. Cost €3 per child, concessions for families. Fee covers insurance, room rental etc.
Lifestart Spirals Programme (October) The Lifestart Spirals Programme is an innovative, strengths-based, group parenting programme designed around the specific needs and lifestyle context of young parents with children from (pre) birth to age 3 years. The aim of the programme is to empower and support younger parents by providing them with key information, skills and confidence that will help them to nurture their children as they grow and learn.
LEARNING & EDUCATION
Making your IPad work – Tuesday 13th September 10-12 noon. 4 week course
Basic IT, Skills for Farmers – Wednesday 14th September 7-10pm (Herd Number required) Cost €2 donation for refreshments. 10 week course
Basic Computer Course –Friday 16th September 10-12 noon for 8 weeks. Cost €40
Phonics workshop for Preschool children- Tuesday 20th September 7.30-9 p.m
Maths for parents of National School Children -September, date to be decided. 6 week course.
Themed Cookery workshops-November
Pilates- September 13th Contact Orla at 0863985385
Art Class– Wednesday 14th September 10-12noon. 8 weeks Cost €60
Yoga- 14th September 10-11am with Diane Bliss
SafeTalk- Workshop on suicide first aid -October
Organic Gardening- planning for next year –October
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – November 10th 7.30-9.30 pm for 6 weeks. The course is designed to develop coping methods for those who suffer anxiety, depression or stress.
All our courses are part-funded by Donegal ETB and are subject to numbers.
MEVAGH LIBRARY- Books to suit all tastes
Don’t let the bad weather get you and your little ones down… come along and join our Summer Reading Programme (books for Mom & Dad too).
We all know reading is good for your child but did you know that it helps –
• Develop you child’s intelligence
• Build a stronger relationship with you
• Develop basic speech skills
• Better communication skills
• Mastery of language
• Develops more logical thinking skills
• It opens up a whole new world of experiences
• It is a skill that will last a lifetime
Most important of all reading is fun! Library is open during office hours.