Tag: Kimberley O’Brien

Sex Education @ The Morning Show

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

Kimberley O’Brien, our principal child psychologist was invited to discuss sex education and how parents  and school can best approach this. Kimberley was called into the studio in a bit of a rush joining in hallway into the segment! Here is a fact-sheet about the subject we prepared earlier: https://childpsychologist.com.au/resources/by-issue/sex-education

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

Video Game Addiction @ The Morning Show

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

Kimberley O’Brien, our principal child psychologist was invited to discuss video game addiction and how parents  and school can best approach this.  Here is a fact-sheet about the subject we prepared earlier: https://childpsychologist.com.au/resources/children-and-video-games

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

Let’s Talk High Achievers @ Sydney Boys High

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

Kimberley O’Brien, the Principal Psychologist at The Quirky Kid Clinic, is honoured  to be invited to participate in the event hosted by the Sydney High School Old Boy’s Union.  Kimberley is the only female speaker at this event.  The event will take place in The Great Hall at Sydney Boys High School and will start at 5:30 sharp.
Kimberley’s topic  ‘How to be a High Achiever’,  will cover interesting information about boys and their day to day lives as well as what makes a high achiever and how schools can best support them. Below are the slides of the presentation:

High Achievers Presentation. from Quirky Kid on Vimeo.

The event  is a great opportunity for students to gain valuable insights from some of the school amazing old boys, like Tony Abrahams ( CEO, Access Innovation Media), Paul Almond (Special Counsel, DibbsBarker Lawyers &  owner of the The Flying Pan restaurants, Hong Kong, Jack M Bancroft (CEO, Australian Indigenous Mentoring), Dominic Grimm (World Champion Rower), Tim Morris AM APM (Assistant Commissioner, Australian Federal Police), and many others.

300 participants will experience stimulating discussions involving 6 Panels involving professionals from Legal, Sports, Arts and Business sectors.

 

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Media wrap-up

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

Below is our Media Wrap-up and latest media appearances for the last few months. Kimberley O’Brien and the Quirky Kid contributed with the following publications to explore topics of interest of parents and their families.2GB Radio and  The Ray Hadley Morning Show spoken with Kimberley O’Brien on how to talk to kids about a disaster

  • 2GB Radio and  The Ray Hadley Morning Show spoken with Kimberley O’Brien on how to talk to kids about a disaster
  • 2sm FM Radio in Sydney also contacted us about the US shooting.
  • SMH Reporter Stephanie Gardiner spoken with us regarding the possible trauma experience children and adolescents may experience when attending to court following a particular event.
  • The Daily Telegraph and News.com.au report Richard Noone spoke with us regarding children and trauma following the US Shottig
  • ABC 3 contacted us to gain some insight into Kids and stress for they series : My Big Adventure. Check out this great resource with videos and interviews
  • The Morning Show invited us into the studios to talk about Gifted Children
  • The Australian Associated Press discussed with us ” How to raise a culture child?”
  • Kate Walsh from The Illawara Mercury contact us to write a story about Social Skills inspired on our Social Skills program, The Best of Friends.
  • 2UE radio presenter Martine Drewe also contacted us to talk bout parent-child relationship
  • Women’s Weekly reporter discussed with Kimberley how to manage step-parenting
  • WIN News in the Illawarra visited our Austinmer office to interview Kimberley on children and obesity.
  • Practical Parenting parenting sent us a very long questionnaire on Toddler and changes
  • ABC Radio Sydney had a chat with Kimberley about Kids and Social media
  • more to come….

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

Positive Schools & Educador conferences

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Posted on by Dr. Kimberley O'Brien

Quirky Kid enjoyed a few whirlwind trips in May for three exceptional conferences in the field of education. One in Sao Paulo, one in Fremantle and one in Melbourne and they were all excellent for different reasons.

Brazil Conference

‘Educador’ in Brazil with over 14000 people in attendance was a major event with a very social atmosphere. It was an exciting opportunity to meet other speakers and to experience using translators for the first time in the context of a seminar with 400 kindhearted participants.

I was overwhelmed to have a line up of lovely teachers asking for a photo together after my presentation. After months of preparation, it was one of most unique highlights of my life to be a part of this thriving education community! QK are thrilled to accept their invitation to return in 2013.

All images by Andreia Naomi e da Futuro Eventos

The local media and prestigious local magazine the Revista Veja, also spoken with Kimberley. Kimberley also discussed the conference topic with a post on Families-school relationship.

Positive Schools

Positive Schools in Fremantle was a great opportunity to talk with teachers working in Western Australia, many of whom are based in remote communities working with indigenous children with limited classroom support. I was pleased to hear the visual resources developed by QK have been well-received and there was particular interest in the new “Tickets” reward system to revamp old behaviour management patterns.

This conference was also an opportunity to connect with the lovely ACER representatives selling our resources and to provide more tips on how to apply them in diverse settings.

Melbourne

The Melbourne Positive Schools conference was held at the exquisite Melbourne Convention Centre and the auditorium was absolutely slick! Positive Schools was my chance to listen to Michael Carr-Gregg and Andrew Fuller, Bernadette Black and other similarly inspiring colleagues I rarely meet in person. I look forward to delivering more video footage of young people on the big screen next year. Overall, the May conferences were an adrenaline boost with an ample serving of special new contacts – Thank you!

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