Early Childhood Education expert Dr Mary O’Kane will hold a talk tomorrow (Friday), in

Killarney Library. The talk, which takes place at 1pm, will be ‘Supporting Confidence, Independence and Resilience’.

These three aspects of development are key in preparing children for so many aspects of their lives both as young children and supporting children as they transition into adulthood. Teenagers are under so much pressure today, building these strong supports in childhood can help them to negotiate difficulties later in life. Dr O’Kane, a lecturer in Psychology, Early Childhood Studies and Education, will explain the interaction between these three aspects and offers practical advice on how to support children in these important areas.

Dr O’Kane is a regular guest on the parenting slot on Ireland AM and she is a constant contributor to the Alison Curtis Show on Today FM. Her research interests include childhood transitions, self-esteem and well-being, and the value of play.

Due to the popularity of this talk booking is essential. To book please phone 064 6632655 or email killarney@kerrylibrary.ie.