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Sibling Rivalry

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

Fighting between siblings, or sibling rivalry,  is a common concern among parents. A certain amount of arguing between children in families is normal, and is one of the ways that children learn the importance of sorting out problems independently, respecting people’s feelings and belongings. Additionally, learning how to fight fairly without hurting each other, within […]

Kids and Facebook @ 7 News

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Kimberley O’Brien, our principal child psychologist, discussed the use of Facebook and study time with report Pippa Gardner from Channel 7 . You can find  useful, practical and informative advice about parenting by visiting our resources page, – or discussing it on our forum. Watch the segment below or visit Channel 7 website. If you […]

Vocabulary in Primary School

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

Vocabulary knowledge has a wide-ranging influence on a child’s reading comprehension ability. Therefore it is important to ensure that students are being taught vocabulary in an effective and long-lasting manner. Below is a program designed by Dr Lorraine Hammond from Edith Cowan University on effective vocabulary instruction however, there are other ways of teaching vocabulary […]

Global Nomad Kids

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

It is now common for children to travel overseas with their parents on holidays, but what about children who live and travel internationally?  Global Nomad Kids are young people whose parents are in professions that require them to move outside of the country they were born, and to move frequently throughout their childhoods. What makes […]