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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 […]

5 Tips on Building Entrepreneurship Skills in Teens

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Posted on by Kathryn Berry (Quirky Kid Staff)

We have had the privilege of working with some amazing adolescents over the years, and as a team, we have noticed how creative, connected and educated many of our youth are.  More adolescents are walking through our doors armed with ideas on where they want to head in life, with strong ideals of managing a […]

Podcast: Helping Kids to Enjoy Sport

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Posted on by Lisa Diebold

Poscast on Helping Kids to make friends by Quirky Kid

Last week Dr Kimberley O’Brien spoke to a local magazine about how to help children enjoy sport. We recorded this and would like to share it with you as a podcast and transcript below. Quirky Kid runs our popular performance psychology program, Power Up!   [00:00:00-00:00:16] Doctor Kimberley O’Brien introduces the challenge of getting children to enjoy sports.  […]

Podcast: Making it easier for Kids to Manage Friendships in 2017

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Posted on by Dr. Kimberley O'Brien

Poscast on Helping Kids to make friends by Quirky Kid

Dr Kimberley O’Brien has prepared a Podcast as part of an interview to a local Magazine on how to help children manage friendships during 2017. Enjoy the podcast and read the transcript below.   Quirky Kid runs our popular Social and Emotional Program The Best of Friends. [00:00:00-00:00:17] Doctor Kimberley O’Brien introduces friendship challenges as children […]

Gifted Children and their Social and Emotional Difficulties

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Posted on by Michal Fisher (Quirky Kid Staff)

Understanding the peer relationships of academically gifted students continues to be a concern of both researchers and practitioners in the field of gifted education. On one hand, the literature suggests that in most situations, being intellectually gifted is generally an asset socially and emotionally (Robinson, 2008) and gifted students tend to be well-received by peers […]