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Pictured above: Amy Quinn with her son Scott, Lindsey Liston, Southill Family Resource Centre Childrens Services Coordinator, Minister for Education and Skills Jan O’Sullivan, Caitríona Murphy, Southside Parent Forum and Maria O’Dwyer, Startright Project Manager. Pictured by: Oisin McHugh

Official Launch of One-Stop Site

Parenting is the most important job in the world, but it is also the most challenging. Nobody can do it by themselves: We all need help from time to time.

Parenting Limerick – in conjunction with Limerick Children and Young People’s Services Committee and Start Right – is pleased to announce the official Launch of the new and exciting website loveparenting.ie.

loveparenting.ie came about as a way to support all parents. Not everyone can or will access support but all parents have questions, doubt themselves, etc. This website is a one-stop shop that provides advice, tips and reassurance about positive parenting.

The website was officially launched by Minister for Education and Skills Jan O’Sullivan on Friday January 23 2015 at 12.30pm in Thomond Park Stadium. Guests included community and family support groups and numerous families themselves from all over Limerick City and County. MC Richard Lynch opened the ceremony and welcomed speakers including author Dr. Eileen Humphreys, Lindsey Liston, Southill Family Resource Centre Childrens Services Coordinator, and Caitríona Murphy and Amy Quinn, Southside Parent Forum. The event provided parents with the opportunity to have their questions answered at information stands, while there were many interactive activities there for the children. In her speech Minister O’Sullivan spoke about the importance of parents as “the primary educators of their children. I consider the early years of education an absolute priority. This website ensures that parents will have the best advice about all the important decisions regarding their children and it will offer an invaluable source of information to parents in need.”

The Positive Parenting Website loveparenting.ie helps parents to find their way through the “Ages & Stages” of their child’s development and offers practical advice on building strong relationships through positive interactions. The website has articles covering topics such as bullying, relationships, playing with your child, tips on avoiding and managing tantrums and supporting developmental milestones. It signposts the variety of Limerick-based and national services available to parents, as well as providing helpful tips from professionals. There are also lots of downloadable publications about parenting and links to other useful websites. Support is just a click away!

About Parenting Limerick
Parenting Limerick is a network of organisations that provides parenting and family support in Limerick City. It works together to provide parents with the information and support that they need so that they are the best parents they can be. The old saying rings true – happy parents make happy children.

If you would like more information on loveparenting.ie or have any suggestions or articles that you would like to see included, please contact Jeanne Ryan at [email protected] or on 061 419388

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Photos by Oisin Mc Hugh for I Love Limerick 2015. All Rights Reserved.

Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the ilovelimerick.com concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.

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