Your child is starting 'Big School' in September, this means new experiences, new friends, and a whole new identity as a Junior Infant. Naturally you want to support them in making this transition a success. How should you best prepare your child for this major transition in their lives? We often think of academics, but actually it is areas like self-esteem, independence, communication skills, and social skills that make all the difference. In this session, Dr Mary O’Kane offers some very practical advice on the most important skill sets for children during this transition, and how best to support your child over the summer in developing these skills.


Dr Mary O'Kane is a Lecturer in Psychology, Early Childhood Studies and Education. Her research interests include childhood transitions; self esteem and wellbeing, and the value of play. She runs a monthly Parenting Slot on Ireland AM discussing a broad range of parenting and childhood issues while also responding to viewers parenting queries. She is also a regular contributor to the Alison Curtis Show on Today FM and gives public talks on a range of topics related to child wellbeing, parenting, and education.

Course Duration and Delivery

Inservice Training Public Training This is a 3h course when delivered as Inservice Training, and a 2h course when delivered as a webinar.

Course Booking

Supporting your children starting Primary School. Parents Session Webinar. 22 Jul 2020

Public Training

Webinar: Date: 22 Jul 2020, 7-9pm.

You will receive instructions on how to register and join the webinar the day before the webinar takes place.

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