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Media Wrap Up – Update June 2020

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Latest Media Appearances, and Our Recent Interviews and Publications

Kimberley O’Brien and the Quirky Kid team are committed to contributing to various publications and media outlets on topics of interest to parents and families alike.
Please enjoy this resource as an easy access database to all of our recent collaborations, interviews and publications.

2018 – June 2020 Update 

The Daily TelegraphZoom, Houseparty cyber-bullying among teens, tweens.

SBS NewsThe Online Exercise Classes for Children Helping Maintain Good Mental Health During Australia’s Coronavirus Lockdown 

Body and Soul‘I quarantined in a one bedroom with a toddler for two weeks’

ABC LifeHow to pick the ‘right’ sport for your child (and the case for letting them choose)

This Glorious MessLittle Kids: What Happens If Your Relationship Breaks Down? 

ABC (Capricornia) “How do you?” How to discuss bad news they see on tv with kids

ABC LIFEWhen should we let kids play and walk to school by themselves? 

The PakMag Parents Podcast ‘Internet safety for children and how parents can help protect them online.’

Health Logix ‘Dangers of not educating kids.’

The House of Wellness‘How to help your child cope with irrational fears.’

Kids Spot‘Team sports can make resilient kids’

ABC News‘Meet the kids choosing to forego birthday gifts to raise funds for charities’

ABC LIFE‘Bluey: the cattle dog has won parents over — and their kids are benefiting’  

ABC LIFE‘Here’s how dads can help raise body-positive kids’

Roma Star –  ‘What to tell your kids about the NZ attack’

ABC NEWS/HEALTH‘Should parents give their children drugs to help them sleep on long-haul flights?’

ABC NEWS‘Dreaming of a family holiday to Europe? Here’s why the same beach spot is a better choice’

KINDERLING‘The best ways to encourage your shy child in social situations’

Iaccelerate‘Quirky Kid’s Kimberley O’Brien shares her story with Mamamia’ 

ABC series Old people’s home for 4 year-olds (pre-planning pre- production phase)

HOME LIFE – Love every moment at home; ‘let the games begin’ (Printed article)

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

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014: [Q&A] Navigating Children’s Screen Withdrawals

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Now that the world is living on the digital age era, it is inevitable for the young people to spend most of their time using their iPads, laptops, and other similar gadgets. This actually takes a toll on the kids’ wellbeing because they would rather be confined at home with these devices and playing online games instead of going outside, exploring new things and broadening their interests. Most of all, socialising is lessened. And for the parents to force limits on the screen time would result to the child’s withdrawals.

In this Q & A episode, Doctor Kimberley O’Brien answers the questions coming from our listeners about how parents can help manage and minimize their kid’s screen withdrawals.

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Impressive is a weekly podcast that sheds a new light on the world of parenting. Join host, Dr Kimberley O’Brien PhD, as she delves into real-life parenting issues with CEOs, global ex-pats, entrepreneurs, celebrities, travellers and other hand-picked parents.

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013: [Q&A] How to Initiate Positive Parent-Teacher Relations

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According to studies, parent involvement in their child’s education by being engaged in the school affairs, as well as positively interacting with the teachers can be beneficial to educational outcomes. Children can strive to do better knowing that parents have built a good relationship teachers and school. But how can you initiate a constructive relationship with a teacher despite a busy schedule and heavy workload?

In the 13th episode of the Impressive podcast, another in Q & A format, Doctor Kimberley O’Brien helps you how to have a healthy discussion about your child’s performance with the teachers.

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Join Dr Kimberley O’Brien on the Impressive Facebook Group to receive news, share your opinion and learn about resources for home and school. You can also Join the Mail List.

About Impressive

Impressive is a weekly podcast that sheds a new light on the world of parenting. Join host, Dr Kimberley O’Brien PhD, as she delves into real-life parenting issues with CEOs, global ex-pats, entrepreneurs, celebrities, travellers and other hand-picked parents.

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011: [Q&A] Making the Most of Family Road Trips

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Going on a car trip with the whole family on the holidays? A long journey might make the kids feel bored, thus having tantrums while being restrained on their car seat. This alone would make the ride in total chaos. With that said, this 11th episode of the Impressive, Q&A style, might be of help as Doctor Kimberley O’Brien answers the question of one of our listeners by giving tips on how to make the family dynamics normalised during the whole trip.

Listen as we provide answers for:

  • How often should we stop?
  • For how long should we stop?
  • And, where should we stop?

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Join Dr Kimberley O’Brien on the Impressive Facebook Group to receive news, share your opinion and learn about resources for home and school. You can also Join the Mail List.

About Impressive

Impressive is a weekly podcast that sheds a new light on the world of parenting. Join host, Dr Kimberley O’Brien PhD, as she delves into real-life parenting issues with CEOs, global ex-pats, entrepreneurs, celebrities, travellers and other hand-picked parents.

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010: [Q&A] How to Empower Young People

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The 10th episode of the Impressive gives you answers to the questions that came from one of the listeners about how to empower your children. Just because they are still young, who are in the stage of discovering themselves and exploring the world, doesn’t mean that they can’t participate and give their insights on issues around them. Actually, they can if you allow and courage them to do so. In this episode, Doctor Kimberley will give you tips on parenting approaches that would motivate your children to better themselves and be part of something good.

Listen up as we explore:

  • How to inspire young people to make a difference in their school community
  • Why it’s important for school leaders to survey students to gain their perspectives
  • What types of activities can parents and children do to feel empowered

Enjoy the Episode

Keep updated with The Impressive Podcast

Join Dr Kimberley O’Brien on the Impressive Facebook Group to receive news, share your opinion and learn about resources for home and school. You can also Join the Mail List.

About Impressive

Impressive is a weekly podcast that sheds new light on the world of parenting. Join host, Dr Kimberley O’Brien PhD, as she delves into real-life parenting issues with CEOs, global ex-pats, entrepreneurs, celebrities, travellers and other hand-picked parents.

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