Tag: Social Skills

National Cyberbullying Forum

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

Kimberley O’Brien, our principal child psychologist,  attended the invitation-only National Cyberbullying Forum on Wednesday, 4th November 2009 as a consultant.

This event was hosted by the NSW Department of Education and Training and examined issues such as the prevalence of cyberbullying, the correlation between online and offline bullying and the shared characteristics of bullies and the people they bully, as well as hearing stories from students who have experienced cyberbullying first-hand.  Keynote speakers included cyberbullying experts Professor Donna Cross and Dr. Marilyn Campbell, as well as a panel of experts from a range of media such as Girlfriend Magazine, Bebo.com, NineMSN and Telstra. The event was covered by Channel 10 News.

You can find more information about cyberbullying on our resources page.

If you think your child may be experiencing cyberbullying and you would like to make an appointment, please contact us.


Melbourne Workshops


Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

We are thrilled with our first Melbourne workshops! Kimberley O’Brien and Jacqui Olsson delivered the Quirky Kid children workshops in Melbourne for the first time on Saturday, 26th September 2009.

The ‘Best of Friends ™‘ and ‘Why Worry’ Workshops were held throughout the day at Northcote Town Hall, and were a great success. Children enthusiastically took part in a number of activities including painting, playdough, letter-writing and role play, while discussing issues surrounding friendship in the ‘Best of Friends’ workshop, and anxiety and worry in the “Why Worry” workshop.

Our Best of Friends and Why Worry workshops will next be in Melbourne in January 29th and 30th 2010, as well as our ‘Family Play Therapy’ workshop for parents. Please contact us on (02) 9362 9297 for more information or vist the Melbourbe workshops page.


Good Manners @ Pratical Parenting

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

Kimberley discussed how to facilitate children to learn good manner with reporter Jo Sharp from Practical Parenting. You can find out more about promoting early learning in children, playful approaches to good manners or general parenting information by visiting our resources page or discussing it on our forum.

The full article is available here.

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.

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