Tag: Adolescent Parenting

Communicating with Adolescents @ Radio 4BC

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

Kimberley O’Brien, our principal child psychologist, discussed strategies for communicating with your adolescent son with Peter Dick from Brisbane’s Radio 4BC. You can find more information on how to have a healthy relationship and facilitate conversation with your teenager by visiting our resources page or discussing it on our forum.

Listen to the story below.

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Drug test @ News.com.au

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Kimberley discussed the new portable drug test, hairconfirm with reporter Staff Writers from News.com.au. You can find out more information about trust, adolescent behaviour, drug testing, responsibility and adolescents parenting tips by visiting our resources page or discussing it on our forum.

The full interview is available on the Nine msn News website.

If you have a story and would like to discuss it with us, please schedule a time. Kimberley O’Brien enjoys sharing the best of her therapeutic moments with the media.

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Drug Testing @ ABC Cost

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

Kimberley O’Brien discussed the new portable drug test, hairconfirm with Presenter Trevor Jackson from ABC FM’s Drive.  They were interested in looking at how this might affect the relationship between a parent and their teen in terms of trust, ability to push the boundaries etc.

You can find out more information about trust, adolescent behaviour, drug testing, responsibility and adolescents parenting tips by visiting our resources page or discussing it on our forum.

The full interview is available on the ABC website

If you have a story and would like to discuss it with us, please schedule a time. Kimberley O’Brien enjoys sharing the best of her therapeutic moments with the media.

YWCA Mentor’s Breakfast

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

Kimberley O’Brien, our principal child psychologist, was a guest speaker at the YWCA Mentor’s breakfast on Wednesday, 8th July 2009.

Kimberley addressed the mentors about the positive impact mentoring has on children and young people’s lives, and how they are making a positive difference by volunteering their time and energy.

YWCA’S Big Brothers Big Sisters Program is a nationally accredited program.

Through YWCA’s Big Brothers Big Sisters program each year around 160 children benefits from having a Big Brother or Sister.

Mentoring brings about profound positive change in the way these young people feel about themselves and how they view their world. YWCA research suggests that Children with a Mentor as opposed to those without were:

* 46% less likely to begin using illegal drugs
* 27% less likely to begin using alcohol
* 53% less likely to skip school

The Quirky Kid clinic also offers a mentoring program. The Quirky Kid Mentoring Program is a dynamic non-judgemental and responsive mentoring project providing young people with the opportunity to develop the skills to implement changes in their lives.

The unique approach of the Quirky Kid program allows greater flexibility and accountability to refer sources as it works in conjunction with therapy. We achieve outstanding results with community-based support.

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Emo Culture @ Who Maganize

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

Kimberley discussed emo culture with Who Magazine ast week. You can find out more information about emo trends, attitudes, lifestyles and tips for parents with emo children by visiting our resources page or discussing it on our forum.

The full article is available on the Who Magazine Website.

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