I don’t think one parent can raise a child. I don’t think two parents can raise a child. You really need the whole village.
meet the committee
My name is Rachel and I am the Cuidiú Cork Chair I am mummy to two boys under 3. I’m originally from Dublin and moved down to Cork a year before getting pregnant with my eldest.
I was the first one of my group of friends to have a baby and was worried about being at home alone with a baby all day. I went to my first coffee mornings 6 months pregnant and got so much advice about birth and breastfeeding before I had even had my son.
Cuidiú parents have continued to support me and my family and I’m delighted to give back to support new parents.
Being away from your family and friends is not always easy. Cuidiú has been a great way to get involved in the community and meet new friends.
I am really enjoying being a breastfeeding counsellor and having the opportunity to join the committee and increase the support for all parents in the area.
As a parent, sometimes you need to talk with ease, openly and honestly and without judgement about parenting. Parent Support provides that listening ear, and is one of the most valuable services we offer.
It’s all about one parent listening to another and providing support or information when necessary.
Members who have been involved in a Cuidiú Branch for six months or more can apply to train to become a Parent Supporter – contact the Panel on firstname.lastname@example.org**
This list* shows all the Parent Supporters in Branches around the country; Please remember that all parent support volunteers use their personal phones and may be in a home or work setting when you call. Do feel free to text first to see if they can take your call.