Our Recommendations.

When it comes to raising and supporting the children in your life there is no specific book to guide you in the right direction. This is especially true when it comes to building a strong foundation for their mental health.

Thankfully, there is a wealth of information out there today, however it can be quite overwhelming figuring out where to begin. Below is a list of resources that we recommend. While it is not exhaustive we do hope it gives you a starting point.


  • Love In Love Out – Dr. Malie Coyne *
  • Cop On – Colman Noctor *
  • Perfectly Imperfect Parenting – Dr. Mary O’Kane *
  • 15 Minute Parenting – Joanna Fortune *
  • 15 Minute Parenting : The Teenage years –  Joanna Fortune *
  • Cotton Wool Kids – Stella O’Malley *
  • Bully-Proof Kids – Stella O’Malley *
  • The Whole Brain Child – Dan Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson
  • Parenting from the Inside Out – Dan Siegel and Mary Hartzell
  • Hold on to Your Kids – Gabor Mate
  • GRIT – Angela Duckworth
  • Scattered Minds (re ADHD) – Gabor Mate

For further reading, please check out our recommendations for Adults here

* denotes Irish authors

  • Asking for a Parent Podcast by Colman Noctor *
  • Everymum The Podcast *
  • The Modern Dads Podcast #60 – Raising a Secure Child with Dr. Kent Hoffman
  • Trauma Therapist Episode #436: Bruce Perry – Staying Emotionally Close in the Time of Covid 19
  • Conscious Parenting – Dr. Shefali Tsabary on conversation with Oprah Winfrey on the Supersoul Conversations Podcast
  • TiLT Parenting: Raising Differently Wired Kids
    One Year No Beer #083 – Intentional Parenting: Justin Batt
  • Daddy Saturday Podcast #29 – Change your relationship with alcohol and watch your whole world change with One Year No Beer Founder, Ruairi Fairbairns
  • Dear Anxiety – GoZen

For further listening, please check out our recommendations for Adults here

* denotes Irish podcasts

Ted Talks / Videos
  • The Power of Vulnerability | Brené Brown
  • Grit: the Power of Passion and Perseverance | Angela Lee Duckworth
  • The Power of Introverts | Susan Cain
  • Taming and Tending your Meerkat Brain | Jane Evans (youtube)
  • The Window of Tolerance Animation | Beacon House (Youtube)

For more videos / Ted Talks you can check out our recommendations for Adults here


Bal-A-Vis X – (highly recommend)
Regular Bal-A-Vis-X (R-BAVX) is a series of BALance, Auditory, VISion, eXercises of varied complexity, all of which are deeply rooted in rhythm.
For: Individuals, parents, teachers, OT’s, SNA’s, therapists
Link: E.U. –
US – Bal-A-Vis-X, Inc

Children’s Therapy Centre
Specialised Courses for Parents & Carers – check website
For: Parents & Carers
Link: Play Therapy, Art Therapy & Psychotherapy Courses