Practical Parenting and QK Resources

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Practical Parenting and Quirky Kid Resources

If you like reading  the parenting magazine ‘Practical Parenting’  stop at the toddler & preschooler section on Info&ideas on page 80 to ready the great review about the Quirky Kid Resources on the July 2010 edition.

We are really proud to appear at this great publications. Practical Parenting is full of other useful information for parents and others interested on subjects about  children, pregnancy and parenting.

The ‘Info & Ideas’ section also features other fun activities ideas and expert tips for parents. It lhas been compiled by Anna Scobie.

You can buy the Quirky Kid Resources at our online  shop.

The July edition of Practical Parenting is out now.


Quirky Kid Resources

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The second edition of our range of Therapeutic resources has arrived. The first edition sold out quickly – thank you for your support.

If you placed an order and has waited for your resource, you will receive it within the next 72 hours. Thank you for your patience.

Resources are available through Quirky Kid and ACER.

Visit our shop to buy online.


Sudanese Community

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Workshop on Leadership and Governance - Sudanese Community

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Last night, I was honored to facilitate a workshop on leadership and governance for 12 incredible members of the Sudanese community in Mount Druit, on behalf of the Quirky Kid Clinic and STARTTS.

The Quirky Kid Clinic has been selected as a consultant organization for the Communities in Cultural Transition Project (CiCTP) which is  been operated by STARTTS. STARTTS is the NSW Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors .The CiCTP project aims to assist non-funded associations and groups from newly arrived small and emerging refugee communities to develop governance and leadership capacity.

My role with the Sudanese community will hopefully be continuous. They are an incredibly inspiring community with already great projects in existence including settlement assistance, relocation and new child support, language skills for they children and social activities for the community.

They goal now is to establish an incorporation, apply for funding, create a community shopping initiative and extend these projects to reach more people and consolidate this already vibrant, genuine and active community.

The Quirky Kid Clinic is committed to the local and international community by engaging in several community

development projects. Our community development projects are founded in a Human Rights framework,  a Social Justice philosophy and a Community Development approach. Visit our community pages for more information or navigate on our Tag’s for current information about our projects.


Creative Writing


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The Talents of a Creative WriterSomething exciting is occurring at the Quirky Clinic! We’ve engaged the talents of a Creative Writer – Paris Herbert-Taylor. Paris is developing  content for the website and exploring new and thrilling avenues of social networking for the last 4 weeks here with us.

Paris is keen to reach out to the community and find out what issues are important to parents and children and open up a dialogue to keep information relevant.

Paris has worked with children of all ages in her role as an English teacher and mentor to children from various parts of Hong Kong and China. Her passion for mentoring and teaching often takes its outlet in the form of drama and public speaking, and she enjoys engaging with children and helping to build their self-confidence.

Look out for her posts on a variety of topics, and if you want to get in touch with her, or discuss a specific issue, feel free to contact her on the Quirky Kid Huddle forum site.

Her first post is on Kids Writing:
You can discuss with Paris at:

We have a variety of fact sheets and resources available to help you understand and learn more about parenting strategies, children and developmental mental health. We have carefully researched and developed this information and they are  available via fact sheets, video tutorial and podcasts – but we need you to join the conversation.


Autism Research Trial

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Monash University, in conjunction with the Brain & Mind Research Institute at the University of Sydney are currently conducting research, evaluating a new treatment approach for people with Autism and Asperger’s Disorder that aims to improve social skills. This first study is for males aged between 12 and 18 with a mental age of 8 or above. This trial provides an assessment, involves the administration of a nasal spray form of natural hormone, Oxytocin, and examines whether this particular medication can improve social functioning and emotion perception.

For more information please contact the Brain & Mind Research Institute Centre for Autism/Asperger on 02 9351 0881 or email at

This study has University of Sydney Human Research Ethics Committee.