Online talks and workshops for local parents

Offaly Libraries together with Laois Libraries are presenting a series of online talks and workshops for parents. Supported by the Dormant Accounts Fund, this Parenting Support Programme invites experts to discuss a broad range of parenting topics currently impacting our children.

The series kicks off on Wednesday, September and includes a variety of interesting and well-known speakers including Dr David Coleman, Dr Mary O’Kane and Sarah Sproule.

The webinars are a unique way for parents to hear professional experts discuss topics that impact children both in and out of school. The series promises to be highly engaging and will focus on the many challenges facing parents in the 21st Century. Subjects covered will include mental health, internet safety, anxiety, nutrition, sexual health, behaviour, sleep patterns, and toilet training.

The programme is open to everyone including parents, caregivers, healthcare professionals, teachers, special needs assistants and those working with children and young people. It aims to give parents simple and practical strategies to help them build healthy relationships with their children and confidently manage issues as they arise.

Events will be hosted on zoom and attendance is free of charge.

Bookings can be made on Offaly Libraries Eventbrite page and full details are available on their website and on their social media channels.