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Shared Parenting Survey

Ireland’s first National Shared Parenting Survey is now closed. Thank you to everyone who responded.

The results will be collated in the weeks ahead and launched later in the Autumn.

 

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Budget 2017

One Family’ Pre-Budget Submission for Budget 2017 is titled End Child Poverty, Make Work Pay. Government must invest in services and set targeted income supports for one-parent families.

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askonefamily is One Family’s helpline offering information and listening support for men and women parenting alone, sharing parenting or separating. It is also available to extended family, friends or professionals. Call askonefamily on 1890 66 22 12 or 01 662 9212, from Monday to Friday between 10am – 2pm.

 

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One Family Video

Watch our new video to hear ten years old Dani talk about the work we did in 2015 and the situations for one-parent families in Ireland today, and also our plans for the years ahead.

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Most women will remember when the subject of their period was first broached, usually by their mum or an older female relative. You may recall a fumbling two minute explanation that raised more questions than it answered or perhaps you were given a confident explanation and felt well informed and prepared afterwards. Chances are your 'period chat' fell somewhere in the middle. Dads won't have these memories to draw upon but that doesn't necessarily put you at a disadvantage when talking to your daughter. The important thing to remember surrounding the subject of periods, and other issues around puberty, is[...]
Press Release | Clear Message for Minister Varadkar and Budget 2017 – New NUIG report into what works for lone parents

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 Press Release Clear Message for Minister Varadkar and Budget 2017 – How to Support Lone Parents Out of Poverty and into Employment. New NUIG report into what works for lone parents and activation backs up what One Family has been saying for years. (Dublin, Thursday 29 September 2016) One Family – Ireland’s organisation for people parenting alone, sharing parenting, and separating - today calls on Minister Varadkar to implement the recommendations outlined in research commissioned by his report to support lone parents into employment. This long-awaited important research, to which One Family contributed several years ago, was released this week by NUIG on[...]
Statement | Our Response to Minister Varadkar’s Comments on OFP Reform Today

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Parenting | How to resolve issues with teachers

Parenting | How to resolve issues with teachers

When issues with your child arise in school it is important that you, as their parent, are notified. The teacher or principal may contact you to address the issue if they feel it warrants attention but in other cases it may be your child who has an issue with a teacher and comes to you. When the latter occurs, you can be at a disadvantage as you are emotionally involved in the issue. How you communicate with the teacher or principal is an important factor in resolving issues fairly and promptly for all. Here are '10 ways' to support you to resolve your[...]
Parenting | Supporting your children through shared parenting

Parenting | Supporting your children through shared parenting

According to The United Nations Rights of the Child, it is the right of the child to have contact with both parents after parental separation; yet many parents see it as their right, as parents, to have contact with their child. When it comes to contact with children, mums can hold the power from day one: they carry the baby for nine months so straight away they make the very first decisions about the baby. All too easily, fathers can take a back seat in parenting and when a separation occurs they can struggle to assert their position as an involved[...]

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