What par­ents do with the ‘gift of time’ from Jack and Jill nurses

The Irish Times - Tuesday - Health - - Parenting Jack And Jill -

Some­times I just sit in my car and rest – it’s the only time I get to catch up on some much-needed sleep I get to go down to the chemist, the shop­ping cen­tre to do the gro­cery shop­ping; that is part of my fun time I can take my other son and help him with his home­work, take him foot­ball train­ing and swim­ming. It is so im­por­tant that when they grow older, they will be able to say we could do what our friends could do A round trip to col­lect equip­ment, med­i­ca­tion and I might be able to grab a cup of cof­fee be­fore driv­ing home with all the re­sources My hours give me the time to do all the pa­per­work that has to be com­pleted for my child and the phone calls that have to be made to agen­cies for help What par­ents said about how they used nurs­ing hours in a ser­vice eval­u­a­tion of the Jack and Jill Chil­dren’s Foun­da­tion con­ducted by Coventry Univer­sity and pub­lished in 2017

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