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Bully Blocking @ Mivision

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

Kimberley O’Brien, our principal child psychologist, discussed kids wearing glasses and its implication on bullying with writer Melanie Kell for the Mivision magazine. Next time you are visiting your optometrist , grab a copy of the magazine to find more about the interview. The key points Kimberley discussed were:

  • “Schools are becoming more competitive – intelligence is valued and glasses are linked to intelligence,” said Kimberley O’Brien, the Clinic’s Principal Psychologist.
  • That said, some kids just love to stand out. Ms. O’Brien from Quirky Kid Clinic described one patient who chose “very funky green glasses” that leap out rather then toned in. “Gemma tried to look individual and she was quite popular because of that,” she said.
  • The bottom line? “Children need to feel comfortable with the glasses they wear,” said Ms. O’Brien. “If possible, give them the freedom to choose their own frames.”

You can find useful, practical and informative advice about parenting and young people by visiting our resources page, – or discussing it on our forum.

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.

Family Fatigue @ SMH

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

Kimberley O’Brien, our principal child psychologist, discussed family fatigue with the Sydney Morning Herald reporter Alicia Wood yesterday.

You can read the article by visiting the SMH online. You can find useful, practical and informative advice about parenting and young people by visiting our resources page, – or discussing it on our forum.

If you have a story and would like to discuss it with us, please contact us to schedule a time.

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Birth order @ The Circle

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

Kimberley O’Brien, our principal child psychologist, discussed the relevance of Birth Order with  ”The Circle’ Presenter. You can find useful, practical and informative advice about parenting by visiting our resources page, – or discussing it on our forum.

Kimberley provided some tips for parents during the segment:

To view more information about the story, visit ‘The Circle 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 latest media

Youth and Drinking @ NewFM

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

Kimberley O’Brien, our principal child psychologist, discussed drinking, alcohol  and young people with Morning Show Presenters, Sarah and Steve from New Fm.

You can find useful, practical and informative advice about parenting  and young people by visiting our resources page, – or discussing it on our forum.

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Tiger Mums @ 6pm with George Negus

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

Kimberley O’Brien, our principal child psychologist, discussed ‘Tiger Mums’ and academic pressure  with 6pm with George Negus reporter, Danielle Isdale. You can find more useful, practical and informative advice about academic pressure by visiting our resources page, – or discussing it on our forum.

Watch the video below (video starts after advertisement) or visit the 6pm with George Negus 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