Kimberley O’Brien, our principal child psychologist, discussed smacking and corporal punishment with radio hosts Sarah and Steve St John from New FM in Newcastle. Quirky Kid is strongly advocates against corporal punishment of children, including smacking. The story this segment was based can be viewed on News Website.
You can read a fact-sheet by Quirky Kid on Smacking and some alternatives here: https://childpsychologist.com.au/resources/smacking-and-children
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Kimberley O’Brien enjoys sharing the best of her therapeutic moments with the media. View our media appearances to-date.