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Media Wrap Up – Update 2018

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

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.

July 2018 – October 2018 Update 

Channel Ten News – Lessons for Life on the Changes of the NSW Curriculum on Mental health. Read the story here. 

The Big Smoke – School refusal and the growing condition in our kid. Read the story here. 

The Big Smoke – NSW Education Renewal

ABC Radio – Discussing the importance of healthy father daughter relationships (ABC Radio)

ABC Radio (Perth) – Discussing the impact on children of witnessing the recent violent incident during an AFL football match

Homelife Magazine – Giving Positive Feedback to Children

ABC Online – How to Solve Three Mysteries of Kids’ Behaviour. Read the story here.

The New Daily – Screen-obsessed parents need to check their own habits. Read the story here. 

A Big Peachy Adventure (Podcast) – Kids and Long Term Travel. Listen here. 

The Grace Tales – Talking limits, structure and conflict. Read the interview here. 

Domain Review – Opportunity Beckons (talking reducing stress during HSC).

 

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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Quirky Kid selected to iAccelerate program

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Quirky Kid selected to iAccelerate program

We are proud to announce that Quirky Kid has been accepted into the iAccelerate program at the University of Wollongong.  After one of the largest application rounds, iAccelerate has announced that 12 companies have been successful and will start in the iAccelerate Centre this month. The new residents have already hit the ground running in the iAccelerate Centre, with the start of the iAccelerate Educate program that begun on 8th August. The new recruits also attended a social networking event today to meet other residents.

This state of the art centre will house Quirky Kid’s new HQ. You can see the amazing building process here.

Over the last two years, we have embarked on a daring roadmap to scale-up our small business and reach a broader global audience. To this end, we have received international award nominations for our educational programs and resources and recently won an innovation award.

We have more innovative projects and partnerships in the pipe-line, and together with the iAccelerate program will work to revolutionise the child psychology and education market.

About iAccelerate

iAccelerate is a University of Wollongong (UOW) business incubator program that is available to help build and grow businesses. iAccelerate is built around a robust educational program, formalised business acceleration monitoring and one-to-one mentoring.

iAccelerate offers innovative businesses the unique opportunity to partner with a university comprising of over 30,000 students, 2,000 staff and a significant portfolio of faculties and business units. UOW activities generate over $2 billion in economic activity each year and it is an extraordinary partner to have on your path to success. iAccelerate utilises a multi-faceted approach in accelerating sustainable business growth to deliver the greatest economic impact. UOW offer a two stream program, with up to three years incubation – unique in the Australian startup landscape.

About our Involvement

Quirky Kid will be part of the iAccelerate Advanced, a program designed specifically for businesses looking to grow their business to the next level. The program’s main focus is on providing the necessary assistance to transform and scale early stage businesses into sustainable high-growth companies.

The iAccelerate Advance Program is built around metrics-based reviews, where various experts, mentors, advisors and iAccelerate management provide startups with a detailed appreciation of the core skills required to develop their companies into successful high-growth businesses.

Well done team!!

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We’re joining the APA

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We Join the Australian Publisher Association : Quirky Kid Clinic

 
We are proud to announce that the Australian Publisher Association (APA) has just accepted our membership application. This is an important milestone for Quirky Kid.

Most of you already know that The Quirky Kid Clinic is also a niche publishing house.  Our  focus is on practical and creative social-emotional resources aimed at children, adolescent and families. Our portfolio includes 6 resources, like The Face It Cards and The How to be a Friend book and 1 program, The Power Up Program and many more are on the way (see our online shop for all resources)

The Quirky Kid resources are currently sold and distributed in Australia, Canada, Singapore and the USA. Over 5000 copies were already sold to professionals word-wide. We count  with the fantastic support of The Australian Centre for Educational Research (ACER) in Australia. (see 52 Stories for more).

For the second time, we’ve attended the Frankfurt Book Fair; in 2013 however, joined the collective stand of the APA as we aim to increase the reach of our resources. (See review of Quirky Kid Resources in the USA).  We have now confirmed our attendance to the Bologna book fair were we hope to network,  display and launch our newest resource –  The Best of Friends workbook and program.

We are committed to our publishing projects and have a lot of surprises for you during 2014.

About the APA

The Australian Publishers Association (APA) is the peak industry body for Australian book, journal and electronic publishers. Established in 1948, the association is an advocate for all Australian publishers: large or small; commercial or non-profit; academic or popular; locally or overseas owned. Over the years the APA has grown into an organisation of considerable influence. From modest beginnings and a membership of twenty, the Association now has over 216 members and represents 91% of the industry, based on turnover.

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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 for the months of October to December 2011.

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

  • Practical Parenting: How to answer those tricky toddler questions. This useful article by Lauren Monaghan ask Kimberley all questions about Santa from Babies on Q & A Format.
  • John Blackman from 3AW discussed the question: ‘ Should children be given cash for Christmas?
  • ABC’s Organic Garden Magazine discussed with us the importance of outdoor play.
  • The Sunday Telegraph run a story about the Quirky Kid Tickets and asked parents about how they find this tool.
  • Practical Parenting: reporter Astha Gupta discussed with Kimberley the very important topic of ‘Coping after a Baby’
  • Girl Friend Magazine: Reporter Rebecca Wish discussed supporting friendships.
  • Good Health Magazine: Reporter Melanie Hearse discussed the topic of adult children returning to the family home and explored questions, planing.
  • Seven News: Reporter Imogen Ball discussed children discipline with Kimberley based on a new research that as recently published.
  • Woman’s Health Magazine: Deputy Editor Georgia Rickard discussed the use of visualization and its effectiveness as a goal setting.

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.