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Managing Interruptions

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Posted on by Dr. Kimberley O'Brien

Helping Parents to Manage Children Interruptions

Engaging in adult conversation, for many parents, is a rare opportunity. With busy schedules, tag-team parenting and children in need of attention, brief connections with other parents and even your own partner, are often few and far between. Given the infrequency of such events, it is not surprising most parents are angered when children interrupt…on […]

Understanding and Accepting Your Child

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

Understanding and Accepting Your Child

Have there ever been times when you have looked at your child and just felt so different from them? Have you ever been left wondering what tree did they did in fact fall from? Writer, activist and Psychiatrist, Andrew Solomon has recognised the commonality of these feelings amongst parents and families in his book ‘Far […]

Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

Sensory Processing Disorder in Children

Have you ever wondered why your child over reacts to loud noises, being touched, certain tastes and smells, or bright lights? Research has shown that at least 1 in 20 children experience sensory sensitivities or are affected by a Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) (Ahn, Miller, Milberger & McIntosh, 2004). SPD is defined as a difficulty […]

Enconpresis in school aged children

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

Understanding and Managing Encopresis in Children

  Encopresis (or faecal soiling) is one of the most frustrating difficulties of middle childhood, affecting approximately 1.5% of young school children (von Gontard, 2013). It is a debilitating condition to deal with as a parent, as it usually occurs at a stage when children are past the age of toilet training. Encopresis is a […]

Promoting Healthy Sleep Patterns in Children

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

Promoting Healthy Sleep Patterns in Children

Challenges with sleep, whether it be difficulties with settling, night-time wakefulness, or fears and worries about sleeping independently, are some of the most common reasons children are referred to the Quirky Kid Clinic. Many families relate to feeling exhausted, frustrated and confused when they have a child or children who have difficulties with their sleep. […]