6-11 years

Family Learning

Family Learning consists of special courses for Mums, Dads and carers to help you support your child’s learning. These can include:

  • Story sacks
  • Child Development and Play
  • The Power of Encouragement
  • Helping with Maths
  • Family Health.

For information on family learning courses for parents of children of any age go to your local Adult Education Centre.

For details of forthcoming courses go to the Family section.

Dyslexia & Dyspraxia North Kerry Parent Support

We are a group of parents of children with dyslexia and dyspraxia in the Kerry area. We meet on the first Friday of each month (September – June) at 8pm in the Listowel Family Resource Centre. We also meet parents on a one to one basis by appointment at the centre to discuss concerns and supports. For further information contact Listowel FRC on 068 23584 or email: dyspraxia@gmail.com

Arts & Crafts Mornings

Kenmare Family Centre holds Arts & Crafts sessions on Saturday mornings for children aged 5 – 8 years. For further details contact 064 6642790 / 087 7086641 / kenmarecommunitycare@gmail.com

Parent First

This parenting programme considers how parents connect with and build good relationships with their child. Through use of role-play, facilitator input, guided discussions the course aims to teach parents the skills of effective communication and conflict resolution. The topics covered include:

  • Coping with Negative behaviour
  • Encouraging your child
  • Problem Solving
  • Communicating with your child
  • Managing your angry child
  • Discipline and managing conflict
  • Teen Sexuality
  • Relationships

Parents Plus

The Parents Plus Programmes are practical and positive video-based parenting courses designed to support and empower parents to manage and solve discipline problems, to create satisfying and enjoyable family relationships and to help children and young people grow up and reach their full potential.

Listowel FRC deliver this workshop regularly. For further details contact Listowel FRC on 068 23584.

An Bhreac Chluain, Annascaul  will deliver the workshop on Thursday 8th, 15th, 22nd March, 12th, 19th, and 26th April from 7pm – 9pm.   For further details contact Maine Valley Family Centre on (066) 9767833 / 086 0580019 / mainevalleyfrc@eircom.net.

Counselling Service

Southwest Counselling Centre offers an affordable counselling service to children, adolescents and adults. We also provide couple counselling and parenting support. For further information please contact Geraldine Sheedy on 064 6636416.