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Getting Children to Eat Their Veggies

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

For most parents, getting children to eat vegetables can sometimes be a difficult task. Dinner table tantrums and cries of distaste are a familiar scene to many households, leaving parents to come up with clever ways to coax vegetables into fussy tummies. From hiding vegetables in children’s meals to dramatic battles between wills, (“no you […]

Childhood Independence

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

It is often said that children seem to be growing up quicker than ever before. In light of this phenomenon, parents can feel both confused and conflicted when it comes to their child’s independence. They wonder at what ages certain events should be permissible, and how much freedom is appropriate. We have prepared some useful […]

Confidentiality in Separation and Divorce

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** INFORMATION IS OUTDATED AND CURRENTLY UNDER REVIEW ** The Australian Psychological Society has recently produced the Guidelines to work with young people, to assist psychologists working in the complex area of child and adolescent mental health. The following questions and answers present the key legal and ethical considerations for psycholigsts working with young people […]

Understanding Dyslexia

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

Dyslexia is a language-based learning disability. It refers to a cluster of symptoms, which result in people having difficulties with specific language skills, particularly reading. People with dyslexia may also experience difficulties in other language skills such as spelling, writing and speaking. Dyslexia is referred to as a learning disability because it can make it […]

Toddler Behaviour: Taming Toddler Tantrums

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

Most parents have experienced their toddler’s challenging behaviour at some point whether it’s the “terrible twos” or for that matter, threes, fours or more. Watching your child scream, kick or throw himself to the ground in exasperation is never easy, yet as a parent, what’s important, is being able to look beyond the red-faced anger […]

Grief and loss

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

When a child experiences the death of a loved one, be it a close relative, friend or even pet, it can often be difficult for adults to help the child deal with their loss and grief. While children may differ on their understanding of death, based on their age and other contributing factors, it is […]