Parenting Children 0-5 years

Children aged 0-5 years need special consideration when parents are parenting alone or parenting post separation. One Family’s Parenting Team has developed a series of supports and resources for parents of children in this age group. Resources are designed to support parents as they adjust to becoming first time parents and to help parents to navigate young children through family transitions following a separation.

Positive Parenting: Join the Conversation on Toddlers – ‘Positive Parenting: Join the Conversation on Toddlers’ is an 8 week online Zoom course aimed to support parents parenting alone and sharing parenting of children aged 0-2.8 years. Together we will work through some key elements of positive parenting; exploring what is meant by positive attention and quality time; how to instill good routines and be consistent in doing so, exploring parent styles and self-care.

Top Tips 0-5 years – We are working on creating a resource of tips specifically focused on children 0-5 years. Issues such as routines, positive attention are explored and parents who are sharing parenting are asked to find ways to share the same parenting style in order to support young children to develop and understand what is expected of them.

Parenting Programmes– Group based parenting courses currently via zoom, live weekly sessions over an 8 week block. Parents are invited to join Positive Parenting for Changing Families or Family Communications Parenting Teens. This allows you work with other parents to explore the many challenges parenting presents with the support of two facilitators. Each parent will be offered two 1-1 check in sessions with the facilitator over the 8 week block. Parent Support or onward referral for additional support can be explored through this route.

E-Learning Courses for Parents – maybe you don’t have time to commit to a weekly live zoom course so we also offer you the choice of five online e-courses. Parenting Through Stressful Times; Positive Parenting for Changing Families; Family Communications Parenting Teens; Family Communications Parenting when Separated; The Skill of Clear and Direct Communication.

Ciara, our Early Years Family Support Worker is available to talk with you about supports that may help. Ciara holds a BA in Early Education and Care, she is skilled at supporting parents to tune into child development, behavioural needs and challenges.  Email Ciara at

All face to face supports allow parents an opportunity to engage with early years and parenting experts to discuss your unique situation and ask for advice and support around the challenges you face in parenting young children.