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Here’s a fun Family Day Festival 2014 video that’s guaranteed to make you smile. If you’d like to be a part of next year’s Festival, call 01 662 9212 to discuss opportunities.

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This short video features three families who currently are not recognised by the Irish Constitution. We believe All Families Matter. Watch and share if you do too.

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Our Autumn Family Communications accredited facilitator courses for professionals include Dublin, Tullamore, Portlaoise and Tallaght. More locations and dates will be announced in August. Booking now for Autumn. Learn how to design and deliver family strengthening courses with extra supports built in for those parenting alone, sharing parenting and parenting through family change.

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Registration is now open for our Summer 2014 parenting courses starting in May. We offer a range of courses for people who parent alone or share parenting including Positive Parenting, Family Communications and Shared Parenting. Click here to express your interest or call us on 01 662 9212.

 

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Are you expecting a baby or have you recently become a parent? Are you in care or have you just moved into your own place? If the answer is ‘yes’ to both questions, the Pregnancy & Parenting Support Service at One Family is here to help you. This is a free service that you can contact yourself. Text or call us on 086 079 3072 to find out more. Referrals also accepted.

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Help us to build a nationwide movement of people who are committed to change for one-parent families. Click here to become a One Family Member.

 

 

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10 Ways to Find the Best Babysitter for Your Family

10 Ways to Find the Best Babysitter for Your Family

August 22nd, 2014

Finding a babysitter you can trust and whom your child loves can seem like a daunting task, especially for parents who may not have family or close friends to ask or who live nearby. There are a number of online sites available now to help but where possible, a reference from someone known to us is still usually the best option so ask family, friends, neighbours and other parents at crèche, school or work. In this week's instalment of our tips for parents series, we explore ways to find and keep a babysitter. Advertise by word of mouth and in your [...]

Featured Service | Young People in Care

Featured Service | Young People in Care

August 20th, 2014

Every month a member of the One Family services team explains more about the particular supports they offer. This month, Counselling Support Worker Lisa Maguire writes about One Family supports available to young people in care. This service is for young people who are pregnant or already parenting and who are in care or have a care history. A range of emotional and practical supports are available through pregnancy and into parenthood. Young people can self-refer to the service. Because the service is client-led, interventions are tailored to meet their stated needs. Such ‘interventions’ might include assistance with accessing entitlements; one-to-one parenting sess[...]

10 Ways to Survive Sleepless Nights

10 Ways to Survive Sleepless Nights

August 15th, 2014

With a young child, one of the most trying times can be night time.  We all expect to be awake with babies and infants, but what if your child is 3 years of age and still waking you at night? Parents and children need their rest after a long day of work, school, or play, although sleep is often interrupted by a cry for help from another room.  As parents, it's impossible to ignore our children, yet we all need a good night's sleep and we want the same for our children as well.  Not getting enough sleep can affect ho[...]

10 Ways to Improve Your Child’s Self Esteem

10 Ways to Improve Your Child's Self Esteem

August 8th, 2014

Children are a wonderful gift, but they are very delicate and it is often easy for them to feel unappreciated or ignored. As parents, it is very important to make sure our children are growing up happy and confident, and to do that we must make sure they feel special, appreciated, and loved. By recognising their accomplishments and encouraging them to be proud of themselves, we can help them to develop confidence and a sense of achievement that will last them the rest of their lives. In this week's edition of parenting tips, we highlight 10 ways to improve your[...]

10 Ways to Prepare Your Child for Preschool

10 Ways to Prepare Your Child for Preschool

August 1st, 2014

As summer winds down, it is time to start thinking about school again. For parents with young children, that means looking into preschools for your children. Sending your child to preschool for the first time is a big step in both you and your child's life, and it is important to make sure both of you are prepared to take that step. There are many ways to see if your child is ready for preschool, and in this week's edition of parenting tips, we look at 10 ways to prepare your child for preschool. Sit back and look at how much[...]

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Our free monthly ezine is packed full of news for members of one-parent families, those who have experienced separation, and people sharing parenting; as well policy makers and people working in the sector.

Family Day

Family Day

One Family is the founder of the Family Day Festival, the largest celebration of the diversity of families in Ireland today with 10,000 attending in 2013. Join in the fun and celebrate all families every May!

Single Issue

Single Issue

'Single Issue', the memoir of our founder Maura O'Dea Richards (Poolbeg Press), is available as an e-Book for just €5. It is a moving, funny and fascinating read. Please support our work by purchasing a copy today.

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