Supporting a Trauma Informed approach to Mother’s Day in Early Education This weekend we celebrate Mother’s Day in Ireland, but as we know, Mother’s Day is widely celebrated; it can also bring a complex array of emotions for survivors of Trauma in childhood or during childhood. Very often, it is the more significant holidays orContinue reading “Trauma Awareness”
Category Archives: Resilience and Wellbeing
Women in the workforce
“Breaking the Bias” I recently happened to have a very opportune chat with a female friend of mine, that provoked some thoughts back to when my own children were in primary school, and if I am honest, I was struggling to keep my career and home life on track. This friend has four young childrenContinue reading “Women in the workforce”
A Supportive Pedagogy; enhancing the Language of STEAM
As practitioners, we are only too aware of the importance of children engaging with vocabulary and the rules of language through continuous exposure to spoken language, music, and books. Aistear the Irish Curriculum Framework places a thematic focus on communication and the value this plays in enhancing children’s development in Early Education, raising awareness toContinue reading “A Supportive Pedagogy; enhancing the Language of STEAM”
Science all around us!
Supporting basic concepts of the scientific mind. During a recent webinar session with students, I was somewhat surprised to hear their views on how children develop concepts in respect of science and technology in early education. The discussion itself evolved from something completely different, but it struck me that there is a lack of consistencyContinue reading “Science all around us!”
MINDFULNESS AND STRESS MANAGEMENT
Very few people would say they don’t suffer from stress of some kind! Adults and children alike encounter stress in their daily lives and need to learn strategies to help them manage and bounce back from the curve balls and challenges which life very often throws our way. Stress can affect us all in differentContinue reading “MINDFULNESS AND STRESS MANAGEMENT”
Mental Health Awareness
Say no to Stigma: In recent years there has been a rise in societal awareness, and thankfully we have come a long way towards making much needed changes in respect of understanding, and accepting that mental health is something which the majority of us will experience in some shape or form throughout our lifetime. TheseContinue reading “Mental Health Awareness”
Counselling and Childhood Anxieties
As a parent you will know your child better than anyone else. So when you think there is something up, you are probably right. Perhaps your child is withdrawn, worrying more than usual. Perhaps you feel they worry a lot more than other children their age, or that they become anxious over things which shouldContinue reading “Counselling and Childhood Anxieties”
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