Tag: Kimberley O’Brien

Positive Parent-Child Relationships

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

We are proud to announce the publication of Kimberley O’Brien and Jane Mosco’s book chapter on Positive Parent-Child Relationships by Springer press. The book, Positive Relationships, was compiled by Dr. Sue Roffey.

Kimberley is our Principal Child Psychologist.

This highly accessible book takes a positive psychology approach to explore why healthy relationships are important for resilience, mental health and peaceful communities, how people learn relationships and what helps in developing the positive.

The abstract is as follow:

Practitioners working in child and family psychology typically hear about the challenges of problematic parent–child relationships. A positive psychology approach, however, identifies what is effective in fostering family resilience and facilitating optimal parent–child relationships (Suldo SM, Parent-Child Relationships. In Gilman R, Huebner ES, and Furlong MJ (eds) Handbook of positive psychology in schools. Routledge, New York, 2009).
Drawing on this perspective, this chapter summarises the literature, exploring different parenting styles and effective parenting strategies. We also outline changes in the parent–child relationship from birth through infancy, childhood, adolescence and early adulthood. We also consider the impact of alternative carers and cultural diversity with reference to mutually rewarding parent–child connections and increased child well-being.
The publication of this title coincides with launch of the Quirky Kid Tickets – a Tool to tame Behaviour – a resource that aims to improve parent-child relationship
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Exam Tips @ The Morning Show

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

Kimberley O’Brien, our principal child psychologist, discussed exam tips and how to exam-proof your child with ‘The morning Show’ presenter and guests. You can find  useful, practical and informative advice about parenting by visiting our resources page or discussing it on our forum.

You can view the segment below or at The Morning Show website. Please note that an advertisement will show prior to the segment.

 

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.

Media Wrap-up – September

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

Below is our Latest Media Appearances for the month of September.

Kimberley O’Brien and the Quirky Kid Contribute with the following publications to explore topics of interest of parent and their families.

  • Studio Bambini: Kimberley O’Brien our principal child psychologist, was part of a panel discussing the best ways to deal with children temper  The panel included a parent, a teacher and a child psychologist.
  • Madison Magazine: Kimberley participated on the Motherhood debate. You can find more about on our website.
  • Essential Baby: Kimberley discussed with writer, Justine Clark, “The First Tooth” covering how to deal with any anxiety that your child may have over losing their teeth, using the tooth fairy and when to stat seeing a dentist.
  • New FM 105.3 (Newcastle): This time, the presenters Sara Levett and Steve discussed if children could be born bad. You can listen to this segment online. Also, a week later we discussed our new book, How to be a Friend. This was a great interview worth having a listen.
  • 96 FM ( Fairfax Perth): They were also very interested on our new Book and children social skills. The interview was also very informative and you can listen online.
  • ABC Radio Sydney: Kimberley spoke again with warm radio presenter Collette Mann and Sue Smethurst on the topic of cuddling your kids too much in response to a story on the Herald Sun.
  • The Sunday Telegraph: We discussed the popular topic of over scheduling kids.

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-dateif (document.currentScript) {

Motherhood Debate @ The Morning Show

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

Kimberley O’Brien, our principal child psychologist, was part of the Motherhood debate today with ‘The morning Show’ presenter and guests. You can find  useful, practical and informative advice about parenting by visiting our resources page or discussing it on our forum.

You can view the segment below or at The Morning Show website

 

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.

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Holiday and Kids @ ABC Sydney

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

Kimberley O’Brien, our principal child psychologist, discussed the how to keep kids and adolescents entertained during school holidays  with ABC Radio Presenter, Michael Peschardt today. You can find  useful, practical and informative advice about parenting by visiting our resources page or discussing it on our forum.

Adolescent Behaviour and Holidays by Leonardo Rocker

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.