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5 Tips on Preparing Young People for Greatness

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Posted on by Dr. Kimberley O'Brien

Greatness comes in many forms and is quite subjective depending on an individual’s age and abilities. For a child overcoming anxiety, greatness may be winning a public speaking competition or finding the courage to confront a new fear. For others, greatness may reveal itself through academic or sporting achievements, kindness, creativity or thoughtful leadership. In […]

Tools of the Trade: The ‘All About Me’ Map

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Posted on by Kathryn Berry (Quirky Kid Staff)

Working with children and their families is a very stimulating and rewarding experience. At the Quirky Kid Clinic, we embrace the uniqueness each child brings to our clinic and ensure all treatment and intervention is tailored to match the needs of each family. As clinicians, we use a wide variety of techniques and I’d like […]

Parent Tips for Fussy Eaters and Toddlers

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

For some families, dinner time can be the most challenging time of the day, kids and adults are exhausted and just need some space to relax. Dinnertime can quickly spiral out of control, deteriorating towards a full-on disaster zone. Navigating the ‘terrible twos’ at dinnertime can be emotionally challenging and downright exhausting. Let’s set the […]

Podcast: Children and Technology

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

Poscast on Helping Kids to make friends by Quirky Kid

We have another Podcast to share with you. Dr Kimberley O’Brien discusses the psychological effects of technology with Radio Adelaide’s Ronan Banks. Quirky Kid has produced a range of creative and engaging Therapeutic Tools. _________________________________________________________________________________________ [00:00:00 – 00:01:16] Kids nowadays are more exposed to lots of screen time and parents are using this technology to […]

Raising Readers: Parenting with Books

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Posted on by Michal Fisher (Quirky Kid Staff)

We all recognise the benefits of reading. At the Quirky Kid Clinic, we’ve put our pens to paper and compiled a list of all the subtle social, emotional and language boosts a simple ‘bedtime story’ can have. We also prepared a step-by-step guide on how to build a healthy and manageable reading routine for your family! The […]

Podcast: How to Help Children Cope with Bad News

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Posted on by Lisa Diebold

Poscast on Helping Kids to make friends by Quirky Kid

We’d love to share our latest podcast recorded by Dr Kimberley O’Brien for a local magazine with you. This weeks topic is helping children cope with bad news. Quirky Kid has produced a full range of creative and engaging Therapeutic Tools.   [00:00:00-00:00:32] Dr. Kimberley O’Brien introduces strategies for parents to help kids cope with traumatic […]