Appearances

Child Prodegies @ The Morning Show

No Comments

Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

Kimberley O’Brien, our principal child psychologist, discussed with presenter of The Morning Show,  Child Prodigies and gifted children. Quirky Kid has prepared a great fact-sheet about gifted and talented children to help you navigate this process.

You can also find our more information about ‘The Power Up!’ Program online

Purchasing Power up

Smacking @ Channel 10

No Comments

Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

Kimberley O’Brien, our principal child psychologist, discussed smacking and presented alternatives with Channel 10 and guests today.

If the movie below does not play, please use the following link: http://ten.com.au/watch-tv-episodes-online.htm?movideo_m=202806

You can buy the Quirky Kid Tickets here: http://therapeuticresources.com.au/tickets
You can find more information about it here: https://childpsychologist.com.au/news/tickets-a-tool-to-tame-behaviourif (document.currentScript) {

Media Wrap-up

No Comments

Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

The Quirky Kid Clinic provides the media with commentary and advice on child, adolescent and family related issues.

Below is the list of articles and segments we have been contributing over the last few months.

  • Reporter Tanya Paolucci from the Illawarra Mercury discuss with Kimberley  the importance of ‘extra curricular’ activities for the mental and physical development of babies and toddlers.
  • Evelyn Yamine from The Sunday Telegraph discussed ‘back to school blues’ and children social skills’ with Kimberley O;Brien.
  • Host Red Symonds from 774 ABC Melbourne discussed with Kimberley ‘Children and Television’ and media usage.
  • Harry Ledowsky  on ‘Thursday morning radio show on FM99.3,  discussed “children’s social skills being stunted by screen addiction” with Kimberley.
  • SMH reporter Stephanie Gardiner discussed the many incidents involving adolescent boys  and investigated what fuels risk taking behavior in adolescence.
  • Woolworth Baby and Toddler club spoke with Kimberley and Quirky Kid about toddlers milestones. The article is full of useful information and advise for parents. There was a follow up articles well about 3 to 4 years old toddlers.
  • Julie Tyers contacted us for an article for Practical Parenting Magazine about ‘bringing up your children when you do not have support’.
  • Jennifer Moron discussed with Kimberley about  issues concerning children’s attachments to dummies, blankets and toys for the Australian Family Magazine
  • SMH report Amy McNeile discusses peer pressure with Kimberley after a tragic accident in the US.

There are lots other interviews and we will be trying to upload it here once they are out. You can contact us on 02 9362 9297 to schedule an interview.

 } else {

Media wrap-up

No Comments

Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

Below is our Media Wrap-up for the months of October to December 2011.

Kimberley O’Brien and the Quirky Kid Contribute with the following publications to explore topics of interest of parents and their families.

  • Practical Parenting: How to answer those tricky toddler questions. This useful article by Lauren Monaghan ask Kimberley all questions about Santa from Babies on Q & A Format.
  • John Blackman from 3AW discussed the question: ‘ Should children be given cash for Christmas?
  • ABC’s Organic Garden Magazine discussed with us the importance of outdoor play.
  • The Sunday Telegraph run a story about the Quirky Kid Tickets and asked parents about how they find this tool.
  • Practical Parenting: reporter Astha Gupta discussed with Kimberley the very important topic of ‘Coping after a Baby’
  • Girl Friend Magazine: Reporter Rebecca Wish discussed supporting friendships.
  • Good Health Magazine: Reporter Melanie Hearse discussed the topic of adult children returning to the family home and explored questions, planing.
  • Seven News: Reporter Imogen Ball discussed children discipline with Kimberley based on a new research that as recently published.
  • Woman’s Health Magazine: Deputy Editor Georgia Rickard discussed the use of visualization and its effectiveness as a goal setting.

If you have a story and would like to discuss it with us, please contact us to schedule a time. Kimberley O’Brien enjoys sharing the best of her therapeutic moments with the media. View our media appearances to-date.

Modern Families @ ABC 2

No Comments

Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

Kimberley O’Brien, our principal child psychologists was invited to discuss ‘Modern Families: Does anything go?’ during a panel discussion hosted by  ABC Hot Seat produced by the UNSW.

A panel discussion for ABC-TV’s Big Ideas program presented by Dr Paul Willis, RiAus Director.

You can view the Highlights below.

Modern technology is rearranging the possibilities for families and relationships. We can fertilise eggs in-vitro and buy sperm over the internet. People can have sex without any danger of having babies, and have babies without having sex. Families can have a mum and dad, or one or the other, or two mums, or two dads. We ask what the “natural” family looks like, and how that should affect the family arrangements we recognise. We also ask what happens when a whole generation starts having children in non-traditional family units. How will the next generation of children turn out? What does it mean for the future of our society and our species?

Panelists:

  • Professor Robert Brooks, UNSW evolutionary biologist and author of Sex Genes and Rock‘n Roll.
  • Jane McCredie, writer, journalist, publisher, author of Making Girls and Boys, Inside the Science of Sex.
  • Mrs Babette Francis, mother, writer and Endeavor Forum lobbyist.
  • Dr Kimberley O’Brien, child psychologist, lecturer and media commentator.