Young Knocknaheeny Message for Parents/Caregivers during COVID-19

Young Knocknaheeny (YK) is an area based childhood programme that seeks to give every child the best start in life.

The COVID-19 virus has created many challenges for everyone. It has especially resulted in increased stress and added many demands to the daily lives of parents, caregivers their families and especially their young children.

YK is here to provide support and guidance. This message, from Catherine Maguire, our Infant Mental Health Specialist is offered to help you as parents and caregiver as you respond to the many needs of babies and toddlers at the present time.

We have put together the following information for parents/caregivers on how babies/toddlers might be experiencing the Covid-19 restrictions and/or other stressful situations.  Guidance is also provided on how to respond to babies and toddlers during these times along with some recommendations for parent’s and caregivers self-care. This information may also be a useful guide for practitioners.

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