My 16-year-old is self-harming

How can I stick to the rules with my teenager?

How do i deal with mum’s drinking without losing the kids?

I feel guilty about shouting at my children

How do I explain my wife’s depression to the children?

Parenting Teenagers: ‘Navigating the Teenage Storm’

Parenting Teenagers: ‘Checking in with your Teenager’

One of my twins is so cheeky

My 11 year old son has been looking at adult sites online

How can I help my 8 year old son with ADHD?

My triplets gang up on me

Emotionally Intelligent Relationships: Part 1

Emotionally Intelligent Relationships: Part 2

Emotionally Intelligent Relationships: Part 3

How do I explain war and murder to my 6yr old?

What should we tell our son about his diagnosis of Dyspraxia?

Stranger Danger: How can I teach safety without scaring my child?

Tantrums in the middle of the night

My baby has started to make strange

Should I let my 13 year old go to the teenage disco?

My easy-going 14 year old has no interest in schoolwork

I worry about spiralling back into depression

My teenager has panic attacks, how can I help her?

Toddler is waking several times a night wanting a bottle

My toddler won’t eat for me. What can i do?

How to help baby sleep through the night

My child hates the bath

My daughter has been sexting

What rules should I have around technology for my teenagers?

My son blames me for the separation

Competitive Parenting

I’m jealous of my daughter’s relationship with her minder

Keeping a Happy Relationship After Children

Our baby wakes every night

Tips for healthy eating in young children

My 16 year old has been cyberbullied

Should I let my 13 year old on Facebook?

My teenager is missing out due to anxiety

How can I get our daughter back on track after a mental health crisis?

We argue over the best way to parent

Should I allow my 16 year old son to drink alcohol?

Sleep: Finding a way that works for baby and you

My teenager can’t seem to make friends

Parent Mental Health: Looking after yourself for the kids sake

My daughter is mean to her little brother

Building children’s self esteem and confidence

Will an OCD diagnosis for my teenager lead to stigma?

If you suspect your child is being bullied or is a bully

OCD: Does my child have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder?

My 13 year old is refusing to go to school

Trichotillomania: How can I stop my daughter pulling her hair out?

Teenagers and exam stress

My 7 year is too anxious to go anywhere on her own

My 13 year old refuses to go to school

How can I support my shy child to make friends?

My eight year old is too anxious to go to sleep alone.

My little girl keeps telling lies

Helping Children with Friendships

Pocket Money: How much should I give?’

I’m worried my teenager may be suicidal

How should I discuss suicide with my children?

How do I help an identical twin who doesn’t like to be called a twin?

Dealing with whining toddlers

My 12-year-old son won’t get out of bed in the morning

My nine-year-old still sleeps in my bed.

PTSD: My teenage son is on edge since he was attacked

How can I calm my child’s fear of death?

My ex-wife is aggressive and I’m worried about my child

Post Natal Depression: Tips for new fathers dealing with depression

My teenager is depressed. How can we help him?

My 7 year old is anxious

How to bond with a ‘difficult’ negative child?

Sibling Rivalry: My Teenagers are fighting with each other

How to deal with my 5 year old’s anger?

I think my 14 year old son might be gay

My 4 year old girl has no awareness of danger

My partner is smoking again and I hate it

I’m dreading my first Christmas as a separated dad

How do I stop my son being a sore loser?

Helping my child build a relationship with her absent father

My son is coming home drunk at night

How can I encourage healthy eating?

Caught in bed by my 10-year-old daughter.

How can I make more time for family?

As a working parent, how can I find more time for my kids?

Are my children doing too many activities?

My teenager’s friends are a bad influence

Help with play dates

My husband gets angry with the kids

My five year old is acting like a baby

My children are fighting all the time

Our baby still wakes at night and we are exhausted.

Does our active little boy have ADHD?

How can we help our four year old do things for himself?

Trichotillomania: Our daughter is pulling her hair out constantly.

Does my lively 2 year old have ADHD?

I’m worried about my nephew with ADHD

My son is not ready for school

How can I help my son with Aspergers Syndrome?

My friend is exhausted bringing up her child with special needs

My 8 year old is very clingy

How to talk to my daughter about her stillborn sister?

My child is obsessed with us dying

We’ve drifted apart since having children

My daughter’s friends are excluding her. Is she being bullied?

My child is a perfectionist

My 2 year old has temper tantrums. How should I best deal with him?’

My 2 yr old keeps slapping and squeezing other children

How can we stop the tantrums?

Irish Times Articles by John Sharry – Archive

Hope in Hard Times: 3

Hope in Hard Times: 2

Hope in Hard Times: 1

Irish Times Parenting Q&A with Dr. John Sharry: ‘How can i organise the mayhem when I come home from work?’

Our daughter’s phobias seem to be getting worse

My son is being very difficult since we had the new baby

My teenager’s bad attitude is causing rows

Irish Times Parenting Q&A with Dr. John Sharry: ‘We argue over our aggressive 5 year old. Who is right?’

Irish Times Parenting Q&A with Dr. John Sharry: ‘We argue over our aggressive 5 year old. Who is right?’

Irish Times Parenting Q&A with Dr. John Sharry: ‘How can I avoid family conflict over Christmas?’

‘What you can do if your child is being bullied or is a bully.’ An Irish Times Feature by Dr. John Sharry

Irish Times Parenting Q&A with Dr. John Sharry: ‘My 7 year old is having tantrums.’

Irish Times Parenting Q&A with Dr. John Sharry: ‘My son is putting on weight.’

Our son is jealous of the baby and we can’t handle his behaviour

Irish Times Parenting Q&A with Dr. John Sharry: ‘Our son is jealous of the baby and we can’t handle his behaviour’

Irish Times Parenting Q&A with Dr. John Sharry: ‘My 5 year old is very shy at school’

Irish Times Parenting Q&A with Dr. John Sharry: ‘My 3 year old won’t poo in the toilet.’

Irish Times Parenting Q&A with Dr. John Sharry: ‘My son is very shy.’


My son has very low self esteem

Irish Times Parenting Q&A with Dr. John Sharry: ‘Our daughter in obsessed with us dying.’

I think my teenager is smoking

Our son fails to grasp toilet hygiene message

My teenager is unmotivated and has left school

Teen tantrums are disrupting family life

My 17 year old daughter’s boyfriend is 21.

Single Parenting my 3 year old

My son is studying so should I relax the rules?

My daughter won’t study or tidy her room

My 13 year is challenging our rules

My 14 year old has lost interest in school

Egg Donation: Should I tell my kids how they were conceived?

My toddler won’t stay in her own bed

My 3 year old won’t go to bed

My daughter wants contact with her father whom she has never met

My 18 year old is becoming violent and angry

How to explain their father’s alcoholism to teenagers?

Should I stop my son’s naps?

Toilet training: My 3 year old won’t poo in the toilet

My 4 year old is jealous of the baby

My 3 year old is afraid of using the toilet

My daughter’s habit at bedtime has become a worry for us

My 2 year old wakes us early every morning

My four year old is bossy and demanding with other kids (Social Skills)

Irish Times Parenting Q&A with Dr. John Sharry: ‘Our son is jealous of the baby and we can’t handle his behaviour’

Our daughter is fighting and biting in creche

Our sons are always fighting when they meet up

How can i get my daughter to play nicely?

My two year old is acting like a bully

I yearn for a baby girl in a house full of boys

My shrieking twins are driving me mad

How can I get rid of my 3yr old’s soother?

Our little girl needs her teddy all the time

My toddler bit me

Why has bilingual approach stalled?

Raising an only child

Is there a difference in bringing up boys and girls?

Introducing my child to a new partner

My child doesn’t want to go to preschool

Is my daughter ready for primary school?

My son has been watching porn on his phone


My children are TV addicts, how can I stop it?

My daughter is being called a bully

How to get the balance right with after-school activities?

My daughter is very fussy about getting dressed

Learning to make friends

Families Coping With Financial Downturn

Big sister is mean to the younger one

Our son has a ‘girly’ side

How can I help my shy 10 year old?

My boyfriend wants me to meet his daughter, Is it too soon?

My teenagers don’t talk to each other

Should I leave my husband?

My child has a needle phobia

My daughter is behaving badly since our separation

How to be a good stepmother

My 13 year old daughter won’t accept discipline from my new partner

My daughter’s phobias seem to be getting worse

My son is putting on weight

My 9 year old wants a TV in the bedroom

How to explain teenage pregnancy to my girls?

How can I help my child be more confident?

My 6 year old is a fussy eater

How can I change my son’s eating habits?

How can we explain that we can’t afford our kid’s christmas wishes?

Can I put a stop to my son’s wish on Santa’s list?

What age should I let my child have a mobile phone?

Helping Children with Nightmares

My son is anxious after being attacked.

Facts of Life: At what age should we tell our children about sex?

We’ve separated. Where can i get help for my son?

Coping with Eating Disorders

We argue about our aggressive five year old

How do I explain cancer to my children?

We’ve separated, How can I make their second house homely?

How will my husband cope with our clingy baby?

My mother-in-law is very opinionated about my parenting


My son doesn’t want to see his dad

How will 2 year old cope with my overseas job?

How do I deal with their mum’s drinking without losing the kids?

My toddler wants only to be with one of his parents at a time

Can my alcoholic father-in-law be trusted with a new baby?

My 6 year old is overweight, how can i help him?

Coping with a fussy eater

Irish Times Seminar with John Sharry ‘Suicide Prevention-What a parent can do?’

I’m worried my 16 year old is having sex

My son is using cannabis

My child is scared of the bath

My toddler hates getting his hair washed

My two year old wants me all the time

My son is studying too much!

My preschool daughter’s friend is mean

Online Bullying

Alcohol, Drugs and Sex

How can I get my 3 year old to be gentle with the new baby?

16 year old is very withdrawn and aggressive towards his mum

My daughter won’t go to sleep without us

How can i get my children to stay in their own beds at night?



My 3 year old won’t stay in his bed at night


Are long creche hours harming my child?

Parenting feature: ‘Positive discipline and managing difficult misbehavior’ by John Sharry