MONAGHAN SURVEY REVEALS CHALLENGES AND POSITIVES FOR PARENTS DURING COVID-19

5 June 2020 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Last month Tusla’s PPFS Parent Support Champions for Monaghan, in partnership with CYPSC (Children and Young Person’s Services Committee), conducted a survey with parents on how they were managing during the Covid-19 pandemic focusing on their own wellbeing, challenges in parenting during this time, and how they access support now and going forward.

The results of the survey noted that parents will seek support primarily from their partners followed by relatives and friends. In terms of the selfcare of parents they stated that they did have some time for their own self –care (53%) with 47% struggling to identify a time in the day for this. This coincided with parents finding the hours of 11-3pm most challenging which correlated that parents in the survey identified school work (58%) as the most challenging aspect of parenting during the pandemic followed by managing emotions 32%, managing behaviour (29%) and isolation 27%.

Collette Deeney CYPSC Coordinator in Monaghan commented: “PPFS and CYPSC are continuously working together with various local partners to…

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