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Budget 2016

Current policies and new reform measures where one-parent families are being moved from the One-Parent Family Payment to Job Seekers payments are not working. Government must listen and act. Read our Pre-Budget 2016 Submission below.

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Child Poverty

The current reform of the One Parent Family Payment (OFP) is failing our families. This means that Ireland’s most vulnerable parents and children will experience even greater poverty. Find out why and what our solutions are.

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Social Group Outings

We are delighted to announce that the One Family Social Group outings schedule for Summer 2015 is now available. Join us for a trip to Dublin Zoo, Glendalough National Park and many more.

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Professionals

Invest in your professional development in 2015 with our acclaimed Positive Parenting for Changing Families and Family Communications training courses.  These accredited programmes are designed for people who work with children, teenagers, parents and families. Call Paula on 01 662 9212 to find out more.

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Parents

Registration is ongoing for our 2015 parenting courses in Dublin 2 and online. Also Welfare to Work and Education programmes including New Futures and Options are enrolling. These programmes for people who parent alone or share parenting offer a range of wrap-around supports including mentoring and free childcare in our crèche.  Call 01 662 9212 or click below to find out more.

 

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Parenting | 10 Ways to Support an Angry Child

Parenting | 10 Ways to Support an Angry Child

Children who are feeling very angry on a regular basis usually have some underlying problem that they need help in expressing.  Having to punish a child for the same repeated behaviour is telling you that there is something else going on, and it is time now to make a new plan to deal with it. Part of this new plan involves reflecting on what the actual issue is and asking why your child is feeling this anger. Ask yourself, how do they act around others? Does this behaviour only come out to you? Here are some key steps to help you to[...]
Parenting | 10 Ways to Talk To Your Child About An Absent Parent (0-3 yrs)

Parenting | 10 Ways to Talk To Your Child About An Absent Parent (0-3 yrs)

It can be daunting when your baby is born and you start to think about how to tell them that their other parent does not want to be part of their life at that time, or maybe never. However, it is best to introduce this concept from day one. This way you do not allow any confusion to creep into your child’s life. Here are some tips on how you can do this: At the registration of your child’s birth, you can add the father’s name to the birth certificate. In time your child will see this and you can talk with[...]
Policy | OFP Reform - The Real Life Impacts

Policy | OFP Reform - The Real Life Impacts

In recent months, much has been written and said about both the problems and benefits for one-parent families on social welfare that have been put through the One-Parent Family Payment (OFP) reform process. At the heart of this are the cuts in income faced by many parents who are working part-time and in receipt of social welfare. We asked Theresa, Emer and Sharon, each of whom is parenting alone, working part-time and has been recently transitioned from the OFP, to share the reality of their experiences of this reform process. Despite the fact that Theresa, Emer and Sharon is each doing what Government said this reform is[...]
Parenting | 10 Ways to Support A Child With A New Sibling

Parenting | 10 Ways to Support A Child With A New Sibling

Becoming a big brother or sister can be very exciting for many children, and at the same time a little scary. They may be wondering how life will change for them in both positive and negative ways. Some children as they get older prefer being an only child, while others long for a sibling. In this article we will explore what it means for children when one parent has a new baby - meaning they are now the big brother or sister - and what issues this can raise for children from separated families. Often very young children don’t understand what is happening until the[...]
Parenting | 10 Ways to Parent 'On The Run'

Parenting | 10 Ways to Parent 'On The Run'

For many parents it can feel like you are on a treadmill that is never switched off. On Monday you might be asked, how was your weekend? You look in amazement at the person and try to think, the weekend, when was that? Whether sharing parenting, parenting alone, when your children are very young or teenagers, it never stops. Keeping on top of it all is very challenging and we often forget to be mindful of our own well being. We laugh at the though of it. Obviously the person who coined the term 'self care' has no children! But here it[...]

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