Understanding and Accepting Your Child

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Posted on by Kathryn Berry (Quirky Kid Staff)


Have there ever been times when you have looked at your child and just felt so different from them? Have you ever been left wondering what tree did they did in fact fall from? Writer, activist and Psychiatrist, Andrew Solomon has recognised the commonality of these feelings amongst parents and families in his book ‘Far […]

Enconpresis in school aged children

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

Image with humour about toilet by Quirky Kid

  Encopresis (or faecal soiling) is one of the most frustrating difficulties of middle childhood, affecting approximately 1.5% of young school children (von Gontard, 2013). It is a debilitating condition to deal with as a parent, as it usually occurs at a stage when children are past the age of toilet training. Encopresis is a […]

Promoting Healthy Sleep Patterns in Children


Posted on by Kathryn Berry (Quirky Kid Staff)

Image of a house, dark with starts by The Quirky Kid Clinic

Challenges with sleep, whether it be difficulties with settling, night-time wakefulness, or fears and worries about sleeping independently, are some of the most common reasons children are referred to the Quirky Kid Clinic. Many families relate to feeling exhausted, frustrated and confused when they have a child or children who have difficulties with their sleep. […]

Oppositional Defiant Disorder in Children


Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

ODD image with Lettersby The Quirky Kid Clinic

ODD or Oppositional Defiant Disorder is a disorder presenting in children who have difficulties controlling both their emotions and behaviour. ODD is characterised by challenging behaviour, particularly towards adults and those in authority. Children with this diagnosis may: Be easily annoyed, become angry quickly or seem irritable  Have frequent temper tantrums Argue with adults (particularly […]