Tag: Play Therapy

Importance of Play @ The Circle

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

Kimberley O’Brien, our principal child psychologist, discussed the importance of play and play time, 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:

  • 1. Observe your child at play and follow their interests.
  • 2. Ask your child to explain the rules of the game.
  • 3. Wear comfortable clothes and relax.
  • 4. Give yourself adequate time to play.
  • 5. Rid yourself of any distractions, eg: Blackberry or a chatty adult.

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 media appearances to-date.

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Playful Parenting @ St Philips College

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

Kimberley O’Brien, our principal child psychologist, presented our parenting workshop ‘Playful Approaches to Problem Solving‘ to parents from St Philips Christian College, Port Stephens, and surrounding areas.

Participants and Kimberley discussed strategies such as the importance of family communication, and how to use media and play techniques to help children express themselves. The presentation was a great way to connect with parents and professionals outside Sydney.

Kimberley was invited to St Philips Christian College as part of their Centre of Gravity (COG) initiaitive. COG aims to provide free parenting and information seminars to parents and professionals in Port Stephens and surrounding areas.

If you are interested in having the Quirky Kid and Kimberley O’Brien present for your school or community, please contact the Quirky Kid Clinic on (02) 9362 9297 or visit our workshops area for more information.

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Therapeutic Workshops @ Sunday Telegraph

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

Kimberley discussed our popular holiday workshops with reporter Claire Harvey at The Sunday Telegraph. You can find out more about the workshops offered at the Quirky Kid Clinic, like the “Best of Friends and “Why Worry” which focus on coping with divorce, dealing with anxiety, and making friends by visiting our workshop page.

The full article is available on The Sunday Telegraph website.

Book now for our upcoming workshops

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