Tag: Child Communication

Raising Happy Kids @ ABC Radio

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

Kimberley O’Brien, our principal child psychologist, discussed the best ways to raise confident happy kids with ABC Nightlife Radio Presenter, Tony Delroy. You can find  useful, practical and informative advice about parenting by visiting our resources page or discussing it on our forum.

Raising Happy Kids

Visit the ABC Nightlife page.

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Lilyfield Playgroup

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

Lilyfield Playgroup has commissioned  the Quirky Kid Clinic to develop an interactive workshop evening with Child Psychologist Kimberley O’Brien. The event is  hosted by Lilyfield Playgroup.

This interactive workshop will introduce parents to useful resources to address children’s  social and behavioural issues commonly discussed in a play therapy session.

Practical Strategies for food refusal, tantrums, social challenges, sibling rivalry, and other common issues will be shared with time fo Q&A.

Booking Details:

  • This is a closed event.
  • When: 7.30-10 pm, Tuesday 25 May 2010
  • Where: The Red Lion Hotel, Rozelle (upstairs)
  • If you’d like to attend, please add your name to the list at the sign-in desk at Playgroup so that we can get an idea of numbers.

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Child Counselling @ ABC Radio

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

Kimberley O’Brien, our principal child psychologist, discussed child counselling with the ABC South East Radio Morning show presenter.  You can find more information on how counselling may benefit your child by visiting our resources page or discussing it on our forum.

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Best of Friends @ St Catherine’s

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

The Quirky Kid Clinic visited Year 2 at St Catherine’s School on Wednesday, 10th March to run the popular  Best of Friends workshop™ in the classroom setting.

This 2-hour workshop covered areas such as  Making Friends, Social Skills, Empathy, Compromise, and Peacemaking in friendships. Students participated in a range of activities including painting, play dough, role play, and multimedia presentations while discussing the finer points of friendship and playground issues.

Each child was given a “Quirky Kid Tool Kit” including materials for the day as well as an information sheet for parents on how they can help their child build social skills.

Kimberley O’Brien and Jacqui Olsson returned to the school on April 24th to present to parents and display the children achievements. We are very satisfied with parental and school feedback on the positive outcomes the workshop had achieved so far.

If you would like some information on The Best of Friends™ workshop for your child’s classroom, please contact us.

We also run our Best of Friends workshop in the clinic setting, both in Sydney and Sydney and Melbourne.

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The Tell Me a Story cards

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

We are incredibly proud to introduce a very special Therapeutic Resources – The Tell me a Story cards.

The highest you ever climbed! – The furthest you ever swam! – The fastest you ever ran! –

Children love stories, especially true stories describing adventure and emotional extremes. Often they will ask to hear our stories but how often do they get to tell theirs?

The TMAS cards invite young people to recall and retell their own memorable moments of extremity (Luckiest! Loneliest! Bravest!), as they rediscover a sense of pride in their own achievements. The story topics have been carefully chosen to appeal to young storytellers, with the capacity to engage listeners of all ages.

The TMAS cards are a useful tool for parents and professionals working with young people to facilitate communication, highlight strengths, give praise and boost self-esteem.

The TMAS collection is designed for young people and adults, (aged 6 years and above). We all have stories to tell and the TMAS cards provide a forum for all people to share their experiences, children and adults alike. The cards have been tried and tested with individuals and small groups, throughout a number of different contexts.

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