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As part of the ‘Parenting Resilience’ Initiative, a forum is held bi-monthly. Expert guest speakers are invited to talk to parents and there will be an opportunity for questions, answers and discussion afterwards. Parents are welcome to suggest topics to be covered. Each forum is recorded and available here for our community of subscribers.
Admission to the parent forums is included in the monthly subscription of €10. There is an admission fee to each forum for non-subscribers of €25.
Upcoming Parent Forums:
7pm, 24th October 2023, Mt. Merrion Community Centre
Guest Speaker: Dr. Malie Coyne, Clinical Psychologist, Best Selling Author, Parent, University of Galway Adjunct Psychology Lecturer.
Malie sits on the Mental Health Advisory Panel for the ‘A Lust for Life’ Charity and is Psychological Lead for their Mental Health Schools Programme. Her award-winning book ‘Love In, Love Out’: A Compassionate Approach to Parenting Your Anxious Child’ with Harper Collins Ireland, was released in July 2020. With her considerable experience with working with children and families, Malie is fast becoming one of the leading voices in compassionate parenting in Ireland. Through her advocacy work, public speaking and print, radio and television contributions, Malie shines a light on mental health issues and promotes meaningful wellbeing throughout the lifespan. Malie lives in Galway with her husband and two daughters.
Malie will speak about the three pillars of ‘good enough parenting’, including trusting your gut instinct, the illusion of perfection, and the importance of self-kindness. She will discuss what nurtures resilience in children during challenging times, and how parents can support their children’s emotional health using her compassionate approach. Malie emphasises the importance of parents caring for themselves, so they can reflect on themselves, and in turn respond to their children from a place of soothing rather than threat.
She will also dedicate time to answering your questions. Malie’s approach is very down to earth, and it is hoped that parents will be left with a sense of reassurance and very practical tools to help themselves and their children.
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