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Here’s a fun Family Day Festival 2014 video that’s guaranteed to make you smile. If you’d like to be a part of next year’s Festival, call 01 662 9212 to discuss opportunities.

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This short video features three families who currently are not recognised by the Irish Constitution. We believe All Families Matter. Watch and share if you do too.

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Train

Our Autumn Family Communications accredited facilitator courses for professionals include Dublin, Tullamore, Portlaoise and Tallaght. More locations and dates will be announced in August. Booking now for Autumn. Learn how to design and deliver family strengthening courses with extra supports built in for those parenting alone, sharing parenting and parenting through family change.

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Registration is now open for our Summer 2014 parenting courses starting in May. We offer a range of courses for people who parent alone or share parenting including Positive Parenting, Family Communications and Shared Parenting. Click here to express your interest or call us on 01 662 9212.

 

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Are you expecting a baby or have you recently become a parent? Are you in care or have you just moved into your own place? If the answer is ‘yes’ to both questions, the Pregnancy & Parenting Support Service at One Family is here to help you. This is a free service that you can contact yourself. Text or call us on 086 079 3072 to find out more. Referrals also accepted.

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Help us to build a nationwide movement of people who are committed to change for one-parent families. Click here to become a One Family Member.

 

 

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Latest News

10 Ways to Respect Differences

10 Ways to Respect Differences

July 25th, 2014

Everyone is different, and it is important to be sensitive to that fact. Children look up to their parents and will imitate their behaviour, so the way you act towards others who are different can have a profound impact on them. By making sure you are respectful to everyone, you can ensure your children will do the same. In this week of our parenting tips series, we have 10 ways to respect the differences between yourself and others. 1. Be courteous and friendly to others.  You can help your child respect others by the way you greet people, talk with them, [...]

Applications Open for New Futures

Applications Open for New Futures

July 23rd, 2014

New Futures :: New Confidence :: New Opportunities Are you parenting on your own or sharing parenting? Do you want to get back into employment or education but struggle with where and how to start? Take time to discover who you are and what you want in life by joining One Family's New Futures programme. Enhance yourself through confidence building, developing communication skills, and establishing life goals. Your future doesn’t have to be unknown. You can further your education or prepare yourself for employment with plenty of help along the way. New Futures is a free 16 weeks of training with support programme, accredited at FETA[...]

Parenting Skills Courses in Autumn

Parenting Skills Courses in Autumn

July 22nd, 2014

Would you like to build on and enhance your parenting skills? One Family's parenting courses can help. Choose from the three below which are booking now and take place in Autumn. Positive Parenting Starts Tuesday 30 September for 8 weeks | 10am-12pm | €40 unwaged / €60 waged Are you finding it hard to cope with your children? Are you parenting alone or sharing parenting? Are you frustrated with the difficulties this can bring?  Building on your parenting skills, this Positive Parenting course will: explore the needs of children and reasons why they misbehave teach you different techniques to handle difficult behaviour and how to actively liste[...]

10 Ways to Be Assertive

10 Ways to Be Assertive

July 18th, 2014

Assertiveness is a wonderful quality to have, and as long as you know how to use it properly it can be help you be direct and clear in your communication with others. In order to be successful with communication, there are several guidelines we can all follow to ensure our point is being made in an assertive way.  In this week's edition of our '10 Ways to' series of parenting tips, we look at 10 keys to being assertive. Assertiveness is an approach that helps you to be direct, honest and respectful in expressing your feelings, wants, needs and opinions. You should [...]

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New Compulsory Registration of Father's Names on Birth Certificates

July 11th, 2014

Press Release Compulsory registration of birth certificates will require General Register Office to be highly trained  One Family – Ireland’s organisation for one-parent families and people sharing parenting – today welcomed the publication of the Civil Registration (Amendment) Bill 2014 whilst also warning about the problems that will arise in some difficult cases requiring sensitivity and transparency from the country’s registrars. The new Civil Registration Bill has some far reaching impacts for children and parents in one-parent and diverse families. The main change is that it will now be compulsory for a father’s name to be provided by a new mother and for the father[...]

Families

How we support families

If you are a member of a one-parent family, find out about our specialist services for you – everything from our helpline and counselling, to brand new courses to get you back to work or education.

Family Day

Family Day

One Family is the founder of the Family Day Festival, the largest celebration of the diversity of families in Ireland today with 10,000 attending in 2013. Join in the fun and celebrate all families every May!

Single Issue

Single Issue

'Single Issue', the memoir of our founder Maura O'Dea Richards (Poolbeg Press), is available as an e-Book for just €5. It is a moving, funny and fascinating read. Please support our work by purchasing a copy today.

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Group of people 10 Ways to Respect Differences Posted on July 25, 2014
Mortar Board Applications Open for New Futures Posted on July 23, 2014
Red Apple Parenting Skills Courses in Autumn Posted on July 22, 2014