Catherine Hallissey Interview Series CM 22

Catherine Hallissey is a fantastic child psychologist with five children. In this super interview, I ask Catherine lots of questions about parenting and working with children. Some brilliant nuggets here!

A Senior Child Psychologist based in Cork and a Mother of five, she works with children, families and educators, providing support around issues associated with behaviour difficulties, learning difficulties, social and emotional difficulties, anxiety, ADHD, OCD, Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia and Giftedness. We explore:

The Biggest mistakes we make with children

Handling tantrums

Why Not to train babies like dogs

How Nature and Wind calms children

How parents can get their child to listen more to them?

What is the best way to discipline a child?

If a child is anxious about school/ new situations, what can you do to help them? 

A challenge for a lot of parents as kids grow older is the balance of free time they have versus structured activities, any advice on this? 

As children get older and enter into teenage years, what can parents do to have open communication/ good relationships with them?

Sibling rivalry, any tips of how to reduce conflict in the house?

Show by example rather than words: self esteem

Advice and suggestions on study?

Handling Bullying

Are there any particular pieces of advice that parents can follow to raise a happy child?

What are some further resources parents can refer to.

Recommended Books:

The Whole Brain Child Dan Seigal and Tina Payne Bryson

No Drama Discipline Dan Seigal and Tina Payne Bryson

The Yes Principle Dan Seigal and Tina Payne Bryson

How to Raise a Secure Child Dr Erin Leonard

A Favourite movie, 





TV series, 

Desired superpower, 

Ideal time travel experience, 

Alternative location, 

Alternative career 

One piece of advice


More information:

Catherine’s Facebook Page