National Parents Council Conference this weekend, May 28th
Saturday 28 May 2016 – Registration is FREE, but must be done in advance
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Ready…..Steady…..Learn! Parents supporting their Children’s Healthy Learning
Date: Saturday 28th of May 2016
Time: 10.30am – 4.00pm
Venue: National College of Ireland, Mayor Square, Dublin 1, D01 K6W2
Situated in the IFSC, on the LUAS Redline at the Mayor Square – NCI Stop
Shane Martin:Positive Parenting: Harnessing Strengths within Children
Shane is a leading psychologist within the area of education. He specialises in selfhelppsychology and believes that psychology has a vital role to play in preventingillness as well as treating it, in highlighting strengths as well as identifying weaknessesand in fostering the positive traits in people. As parents, we all want our children togrow into happy adults; but sometimes we feel as though we have little real influenceover them as they grow older. New scientific research reveals that happiness canbe cultivated within the home, school and community and that parenting stylesand practices have a tremendous effect on children’s emotional outlook on life. Bypromoting some basic positive traits and harnessing their inner strengths we canencourage our children to have a more positive view of self, others and the world.Parenting can be challenging but also a positive and fulfilling experience. We need towork at being more ‘positive’ in our approach.
Paula Mee:Ready to learn? Feeding our future. Nutritional issues for children
Co-author of the best- selling guide to ‘Your Middle Years, Love them, Live them,Own them’. From Galway, Paula graduated from University College Galway with aBSc. in Biochemistry. She then completed her postgraduate qualification in Dieteticsand a Masters in Health Science from Leeds Metropolitan University. She is a currentmember and a past president of the Irish Nutrition and Dietetic Institute (INDI),the professional body for dietitians in Ireland. Paula runs her own consultancy andprovides an extensive range of services in nutrition, corporate wellness, marketingcommunications, recipe and menu analysis and product development. She hasa comprehensive portfolio of clients from the food and pharmaceutical industry,educational establishments, catering & retail sector, the corporate industry & othergroups of health professionals.
Oisin McGann:‘Making Stuff Up’
Oisín McGann is a bestselling and award-winning writer and illustrator who hasproduced thirty-five books of different levels, ranging from first-time readers up toadults. As part of his career over the last thirteen years, he has worked extensivelywith children in primary and secondary schools, promoting reading, writing and art.He also served on the board of Children’s Books Ireland for seven years, the nationaladvocate body for children’s books, and before his career in publishing, he workedin advertising, design and animation. This very unscientific talk will cover some of hisexperiences in working with children, along with thoughts on the art of storytellingand practical tips on how to promote creativity at home.