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General Practice & Family Medicine

Child Health and Parenting

Some general links to information on parenting and your child's health:

For information on childhood Immunisations and Vaccinations in Ireland please follow this link:

For a list of websites dealing with childhood vaccination please follow this link: childhood vaccination>>

For a list of free publications for parents visit the Barnardo's website here

For breastfeeding advice try:

To access a website dedicated to suppot of families of premature babies click here

For parenting advice try:

To visit a site dedicated to fathers-to-be and new fathers visit:


A list of high quality self-help books has been compiled, based on the recommendations of mental health professionals working in Ireland. These books are stocked in public librarys and in good book shops as part of the 'Power of words' scheme launched in 2009. Below is a list of books related to Children and parenting


'Parent Power - Bringing up responsible children & teenagers' by John Sharry.  John Wiley & sons Ltd 2002.

'How to talk so kids will listen & listen so kids will talk' by Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish. Collins Living 1999.

'STEP: Parenting Young Children (0-5 yrs)' by Donald Dinkmeyer, Gary D Mc Kay et al. AGS 1997. 

'STEP: Parent handbook (6-12 yrs)' by Donald Dinkmeyer, Gary D Mc Kay et al. AGS 1997. 

'STEP: Parenting teenagers' by Donald Dinkmeyer, Gary D Mc Kay et al. AGS 1997. 

'The incredible years - A troubleshooting guide for parents of children aged 2-8 years' by Carolyn Webster-stratton.  The incredible years 2006.

Also ('The incredible yearsparent and child series audio cd by Carolyn Webster-stratton. The incredible years.)

'How to get your kid to eat..but not too much' by Ellyn Satter.  Bull publishing 1987.

'My Child Won't Eat!: How to Enjoy Mealtimes Without Worry' by Carolos Gonzalez

'Kiss Me!: How to Raise Your Children with Love' by Carlos Gonzalez

"When your child is sick" by Alf Nicholson

 "Feed your child well"  by Therese Dunne

Seperation & Divorce

'When parents seperate: helping your child to cope' by John Sharry, Peter Reid & Eugene Donohoe.  Veritas 2001.

'Dinosaurs divorce: a guide for changing families' (for young children) by Laurene Krasny brown & Marc Brown.  Little Brown Books fos small readers 2008.


'Finding a way through when someone close has died' (children & teens) by Pat Mood & Leslie Wittaker.  Jessica Kingsley publishers 2001.

Bereavement by suicide

'Beyond the rough rock: Supporting a child who has been bereaved by suicide' by Diana Crossley & Julie Stokes. Winston's wish.


'Coping with depression in young people: A guide for parents' by Carol Fitzpatrick & John Sharry. Wiley & Sons 2004.


'Bullying: a parents guide' by Jennifer Thomson.  Forward Press.

'How to handle bullies, teasers and other meanies' (for children) by Kate Cohen-Posie.  Rainbow books 1995.