Whilst all family types have challenges when it comes to issues of childcare, they are more acute when it comes to one-parent families. I am a qualified teacher but I do not have a permanent or a temporary job. I rely on day to day subbing. I do not know if I am working from one day to the [...]
By admin|2018-10-30T19:27:38+00:00October 29th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Joanna talks about finding suitable childcare and social stigma.
"I had two children at eighteen, a boy and a girl. I faced a lot of issues during the first few years of being a parent including prejudice, poverty, discrimination, low self-esteem and isolation. I could not mix with my peers as I had two children and did not have the same freedom they had. I missed being with [...]
By admin|2018-10-29T18:41:07+00:00October 29th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Tracey from Ireland talks about stigma, isolation moving into employment
Parent case study. I have been living in Ireland since January 2005. I came here, freshly married with a good job opportunity in my pocket and full of hope and happiness with a heart full of curiosity for a country I had never been to before. I had no idea that this, all this, could change in an instant! Being [...]
By admin|2018-10-26T13:03:09+00:00October 26th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Christine talks about feeling depressed and isolated.
Sam has her master’s degree in social sciences, and works in a managment position the charity sector. She lives in the outer suburbs of Dublin,and commutes to her job by car. She is a single mother of one small boy. "I was in full-time employment which became very difficult for me as my parenting responsibilities were so demanding that [...]
By admin|2018-11-12T12:24:30+00:00October 23rd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Single parents successful at work – short stories: Sam
Ireland – One Family Case Studies: "I have been with my current company for over seven years and my little boy is going to be two next month. One of the hardest things was not being able to afford to take any additional maternity leave. And given my little boy was two weeks overdue, it feels like I lost [...]
By admin|2018-11-12T12:23:22+00:00October 23rd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Single parents successful at work – short stories: Sarah
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