Support for parents

Dear Principal

 

I wanted to make you aware that Parentline is there to support the parents you work with. 

 

Parentline is a non-judgmental, confidential helpline for parents. It is somewhere for parents to call for support, information and to offload stress.  The line is open Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.   Calls are taken by trained, experienced volunteer facilitators. It is a free service.  If the caller needs us to call them, we will.

 

Children don’t come with a handbook.  Very often a parent has a concern or question about their parenting and doesn’t know where to turn or what to do.  Because of Parentline’s confidentiality, the parent feels they can ask any question (big or small) and can say things they would not say to anyone else. This, alone, helps relieve stress and allows the parents “see the wood from the trees”.

 

I attach a copy a Parentline poster.  You can print this off to display on your notice board or, if you wish I can post some to you. Please call or email if you would like me to send posters.

 

If you would like more information please give me a call at 01 8787230 or email info@parentline.ie

 

I look forward to hearing from you.

 

Kind regards

 

Rita O’Reilly
CEO