Parenting Tips during Covid-19

Parenting Tips during Covid-19 are a series of articles written by our Director of Children and Parents Services, Geraldine Kelly. These articles cover a variety of topics and their purpose is to offer information and support for people parenting alone, sharing parenting, separated or separating during this crisis.

During Covid-19 parents are being asked not to take children out. This is placing many parents in awkward situations when they live alone with their child and need to access supermarkets. Read this article to help guide and support your family.

Making a Will is one of the most important things you can do, especially as a parent. Although our own passing, is not one most like to dwell on, it can offer peace of mind to know you have a Will in place.

Although we will all be relieved when we can go out and about again, returning to what was normal for our family, today all we can do is try and take from the positives!

We all need a day off work and schoolwork. During COVID-19 it might be worth considering if you can afford to take parental leave or if you can use a little annual leave.

Our parenting team have put together some helpful tips and activities that you can do with your children at home that will hopefully help ease some of the stress and worries they have during this crisis.

Isolation has been an experience of single parents long before Covid-19. Living alone with children often geographically removed from extended family has left single parents feeling isolated as they raise children.

Éabha has come up with some tips to help other children keep motivated during lockdown. She has also complied links from YouTube for numerous activities from exercising and dance routines to videos about positive mental health.

Getting children back to school is not only a key priority for government now but for most parents too. Come September many children will have spent six months full time with parents, acting as teacher, childminder and Mum/Dad. Children mostly do want to get back out into the world, see their friends, get back to activities they love and get away a little from parents.