Cop On: What it is and why your child needs it to thrive and survive in today’s


Colman Noctor has spent his professional life managing the ill-effects of anxiety in children and adolescents, He believes the key to negotiating these challenges of modern life lies in better communication and, more importantly, learning to see yourself through your child’s eyes. 

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Cop on is the ability to be rational, resilient and sensible.

It’s about having the grit and good judgement to cope with life’s challenges.

It incorporates emotional intelligence, self-awareness and adaptive decision-making.

Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist Colman Noctor believes that it is essential that we foster cop on in our children.

Why? Because we are now trying to navigate rapid technological and societal changes in our world. Cop on bolsters our children’s ability to cope with whatever challenges come their way, no matter what the future holds.

Colman Noctor has spent his professional life treating young people with emotional difficulties. In Cop On, he explains that the keys to negotiating the challenges of parenting are better communication and learning to see your child’s world through their eyes. His honest, direct and practical insights offer a roadmap for equipping you to guide your child to survive and thrive in today’s world.

“Want to help your kids survive in today’s world? Teach them to cop on.”  – The

“[This] new book aims to help parents and children foster better relationships as they navigate the age of new technology.” – Sharon Nì Chonchúir, Irish Examiner

“In Cop On, a new book for parents, leading child and adolescent psychotherapist and father of three Colman Noctor says we need to teach our children cop on if they are to survive and thrive in today’s world.” –

“I was pleasantly surprised when I read Cop On by psychotherapist Colman Noctor. It is full of insight and practical advice, but for some reason it didn’t make me feel like a failure. There is something in Colman’s tone that is compassionate but ultimately sensible.” – Beth Tyrrell, Sunday World Magazine

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Weight 266 g
Dimensions 21.5 × 13.4 × 1.8 cm






xiii, 200




649.1 (edition:23)


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