Tag: Media

Adolescent trends @ ABC Radio

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

Kimberley discussed how to help your child deal with the current adolescent trends  – like the vampire trend –  with Stacey Katter from ABC Radio. You can find out more information about helping children deal with fears of vampires or other phenomena by visiting our resources page or discussing it on our forum.

The full interview is available on the ABC Radio 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 here.

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Frankfurt Book Fair

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

Leonardo Rocker, the Quirky Kid Practice Manager,  will be attending the Frankfurt book fair, in Germany, from the 14th  to 18th of October 2009 as a trade visitor. This is a major step towards promoting and expanding our therapeutic resources.

We aim to promote our new therapeutic resources for children as well as explore new tendencies in print and digital media. We have already set several meetings with interested parties to explore rights acquisition and sale.

Our aim as a publishing house is to combine our clinical expertise with our innovations in effective therapeutic resources to ensure parents and teachers have the best materials to support children and adolescents. We also aim to share our services and environmentally sound resource packs to both developed and developing countries with ongoing support and communication (Our team love opportunities for remote travel!).

We aim to develop the most sought after and effective therapeutic resources in the world.

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Money Skills @ Good Health

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

Kimberley discussed how to teach your children basic money skills with the reporters from Good Health Magazine. You can find out more information about good money habits for children by visiting our resources page or discussing it on our forum.

The full interview is available on the Good Health 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.

Visit our website for more information about our quirky kid clinic. For enjoying unbelievable offers and discounts on our therapeutic resources, visit our shop page.

Children and the Media

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

In today’s society children are becoming more connected to the media than ever before. With so many entertainment mediums available, children are continuously being bombarded with both advertisements and messages, some of which are positive, however many of which are negative. Many of these messages have led children to wrongly believe that being rich, famous and beautiful is most important. Find out more about how the media influences children below.

In order to help combat the negative effects of the media, parents can help their children in a number of ways:

  • Talk to your children about what they see on the computer or television. By encouraging them to think critically and be skeptical about what they see, they may become more inclined to think critically about other aspects of their lives in the future.
  • Resist putting a computer or television in your child’s bedroom. Instead, place such items in more public areas of your home. This way, your child will not watch indiscriminately, and you will know exactly what is being watched.
  • Ask your children to tell you what they like best about the people in their lives. By having your children make a list of these qualities, you can compare them to the most commonly liked qualities of celebrities (e.g. rich, famous), and demonstrate that most people are not liked purely for superficial reasons.
  • Make sure you remain informed about the types of media that your children are viewing. By staying current, you will be able to have intelligent conversations with your children about the messages and content that they are being exposed to.
  • Use one of our resources to create a positive home and environment where conversation and communication is nurtured. The Tell me story cards are the perfect conversation starter.
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