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Kimberley O’Brien, PhD Child Psychologist/Owner of Quirky Kid Clinics/Child Development Expert

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Designed for high-achieving, purpose-driven parents, Impressive is a weekly podcast featuring On-Air consultations with the smartest, kindest parents and their incredible kids. Drawing on two decades of experience as a child psychologist, entrepreneur and mother of two, Impressive host, Kimberley O'Brien PhD, brainstorms with CEOs, global ex-pats, fellow entrepreneurs, celebrities and other hand-picked parents about how to bring out the best in their toddlers, teens and inbetweens.

Latest Episodes

014 [Q & A] Navigating Children’s Screen Withdrawals

Parenting in the digital age is akin to deactivating an explosive device. When screen limits are enforced after a period of flexibility, children react. Parenting in these circumstances takes a special kind of know-how. In this episode, Kimberley responds to listener’s questions about toddlers, tweens and teens on the topic of screen time withdrawals. Listen up as we explore: 1. How to help children to prepare for a digital detox 2. What parents can do to minimise screen withdrawals 3. How to help your child expand their interests outside the home If you liked this episode of Impressive, click ‘Subscribe’ and ‘Review’ in your podcast app. Impressive is a weekly podcast for parents who like to find answers faster, do things differently and take their families further! To apply for an on-air consultation, email: support@quirkykid.com.au

24 MIN2019 JAN 28
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014 [Q & A] Navigating Children’s Screen Withdrawals

013 [Q & A] How to Initiate Positive Parent-Teacher Relations

How much is too much communication with a teacher, and what’s best for children when it comes to discussing their education? In this episode, Kimberley shares her tips to establish the positive and regular feedback between parents and teachers about school-related issues. Listen up as we explore: 1. How to initiate a conversation with your child’s teacher 2. What questions to ask and what to expect in return 3. Why regular communication between carers is important for children If you liked this episode of Impressive, click ‘Subscribe’ and ‘Review’ in your podcast app. Impressive is a weekly podcast for parents who like to find answers faster, do things differently and take their families further! To apply for an on-air consultation, email: support@quirkykid.com.au

21 MIN2019 JAN 21
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013 [Q & A] How to Initiate Positive Parent-Teacher Relations

012 [Q & A] Raising grateful young people

Creating an attitude of gratitude in children is an attribute parents will be proud to have fostered. In this episode, Kimberley responds to listener’s questions about how to encourage appreciation in toddlers, tweens and teens. Listen up as we explore: 1. The importance of promoting gratitude in young people 2. Child-friendly daily rituals for ages 2-14 year 12 3. Why we often forget to be grateful If you liked this episode of Impressive, click ‘Subscribe’ and ‘Review’ in your podcast app. Impressive is a weekly podcast for parents who like to find answers faster, do things differently and take their families further! To apply for an on-air consultation, email: support@quirkykid.com.au

14 MIN2019 JAN 14
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012 [Q & A] Raising grateful young people

011 [Q & A] Making the Most of Family Road Trips

How do you keep kids entertained for hours while they’re confined in a car? Parenting on a road trip has it’s challenges and the age of your co-travellers is a significant factor when considering: How often should we stop? For how long should we stop? And, where should we stop? In this episode, Kimberley responds to listener’s questions about toddlers, tweens and teens on the topic of long-distance car trips with kids. Listen up as we explore: 1. How to prepare children for a road trip 2. What will help children to cope with a long haul in the car seat 3. How to resolve conflict between family members on the go If you liked this episode of Impressive, click ‘Subscribe’ and ‘Review’ in your podcast app. Impressive is a weekly podcast for parents who like to find answers faster, do things differently and take their families further! To apply for an on-air consultation, email: support@quirkykid.com.au

8 MIN2019 JAN 7
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011 [Q & A] Making the Most of Family Road Trips

010 How to Empower Young People

This Q & A episode responds to a listener’s question about how to empower an early adolescent to make a difference in the world. Developmentally, most 12 year olds are trying ‘not to stand’ as they navigate the transition from primary to secondary school. Yet, some adolescents are impressively politically active. Most young people are guided by their parents or teachers when it comes to practicing empowerment. Why not inspire the next generation to “Be the change you want to see in the world? “ (Ghandi) In this episode, Kimberley shares tips for parents to model empowerment with the aim of motivating young people to take action for the greater good. Listen up as we explore: 1. How to inspire young people to make a difference in their school community 2. Why it’s important for school leaders to survey students to gain their perspectives 3. What types of activities can parents and children do to feel empowered If you liked this episode of Impressive, click ‘Subscribe’ and ‘Re...

9 MIN2018 DEC 31
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010 How to Empower Young People

009 An Intensely Rewarding Year Abroad With Rachael Mogan - McIntosh

Would you like to pack up your life and live abroad for a year with your family? Somewhere different...culturally diverse, challenging and memorable!! In this episode, I interview, Rachael Mogan-McIntosh, an author and mother of three about their family adventure in the South of France. Rachael shares the challenges they faced as parents watching their children initially struggle in an unfamiliar school with a different approach to playground politics. Listen up as we explore: 1. What to expect if you’re considering an international school transition 2. The challenges children may encounter and how to help them cope at school 3. What are the benefits of moving your family outside of their comfort zone. Listeners can also read Rachael’s published articles and blog posts at: www.mogantosh.com If you liked this episode of Impressive, click ‘Subscribe’ and ‘Review’ in your podcast app. Impressive is a weekly podcast for parents who like to find answers faster, do things differentl...

30 MIN2018 DEC 24
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009 An Intensely Rewarding Year Abroad With Rachael Mogan - McIntosh

008 [On-Air Consult] How to Make Family Mealtimes More Fun with Janna Lundquist

Family mealtimes are a challenge for most children under 5 years...and their parents! In this on-air consultation, Leadership Team Advisor, Janna Lundquist seeks tips to encourage her children to stay at the table longer during mealtimes. Listen up as we explore: How to change dinner time dynamics When to use rewards at the table Why we shouldn’t negotiate with children in relation to food Listeners will learn about recommended resources to extend children’s mealtimes at the table, such as: www.timetimer.com To find out more about Founder and CEO of Janna Lundquist Consulting, a specialist in productive teaming within large organizations, see: https://www.jannalundquist.com/about/ If you liked this episode of Impressive, click ‘Subscribe’ and ‘Review’ in your podcast app. Impressive is a weekly podcast for parents who like to find answers faster, do things differently and take their families further! To apply for an on-air consultation, email: support@quirkykid.com.au

27 MIN2018 DEC 17
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008 [On-Air Consult] How to Make Family Mealtimes More Fun with Janna Lundquist

007: Prioritizing Children’s Nutrition with Stephanie Meades

Healthy child development is fuelled by good nutrition. In this episode, Nutritionist and Holistic Health Coach, Steph Meades shares her personal journey as a mother navigating the impact of preservatives on her son’s behaviour and it’s influence her career. Steph has built a thriving online and in-person business coaching families, educators and individuals on how to transition to real foods, as opposed to the processed variety! Listen up as we explore: 1. The most toxic preservatives for toddlers. 2. How to recognize common reactions to processed food. 3. Where parents can find support to change family eating habits. Listeners also receive a discount for Steph’s “Real Food Reboot” online program. Use the discount code: ‘quirkykid’ at: www.lifewellnessco.com If you liked this episode of Impressive, click ‘Subscribe’ and ‘Review’ our weekly stories about parents who find answers faster, do things differently and take their families further! To be part of the conversation,...

29 MIN2018 DEC 10
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007: Prioritizing Children’s Nutrition with Stephanie Meades

006: How to Stimulate a Young Inventor with Angelina Arora

Parenting an Award Winning Young Scientist requires a particular type of attitude. Just ask 16-year-old Bio-Plastic Inventor, Angelina Arora, who created an industry-grade bio-plastic from prawn shells and the cocoons of silks worms at the age of 15. In this episode, Angelina share insights into how she is parented, educated and the personal beliefs that helped her win BHP’s coveted 2018 Science and Engineering Awards. Now, Angelina is preparing to blitz her University Entry Exams with the support of her friends and family. Her next plan is to study Medicine! Listen up as we explore: 1. How Angelina’s parents supported her passion for science and inventing. 2. How to seek out a support network of teachers, professors and mentors to make your dreams a reality. 3. How to find friends who are equally passionate about their own endeavours, while balancing schoolwork with international research. To find out more about Angelina Arora’s research and awards, go to: https://www.csiro.au/en/News/News-releases/2018/students-shrimp-bioplastic-a-big-splash-in-USA https://www.nationalgeographic.com.au/australia/the-16-year-old-changing-the-world.aspx https://www.sbs.com.au/yourlanguage/punjabi/en/article/2018/03/08/indian-origin-student-wins-australias-top-science-and-engineering-award If you like this episode of Impressive, click ‘Subscribe’ and ‘Review’ our weekly stories about parents who find answers faster, do things differently and take their families further! To be part of the conversation, you’re invited join the ‘Impressive podcast’ group on Facebook or to apply for an on-air consultation with Kimberley email: support@quirkykid.com.au

19 MIN2018 DEC 3
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006: How to Stimulate a Young Inventor with Angelina Arora

005: Berlin Playgrounds & Family Adventures with Rachel from Racket Design Studio

Design Expert and Entrepreneur, Rachel Peachy and her family travel internationally to photograph playgrounds. They are paid to collaborate as a family on projects exploring playground culture, and how different communities interact and engage with in play spaces. Listen up as we explore: 1. How to seek out family-friendly international gigs 2. The pros and cons of hiring a babysitter while working abroad 3. A three month stint of homeschooling away from homebase. To connect with Rachel, about photography, exhibitions, graphic design, webpages and more, go to: www.racket.net.au To be part of the conversation, you’re invited join the ‘Impressive podcast’ group on Facebook or to apply for an on-air consultation with Kimberley email: support@quirkykid.com.au

19 MIN2018 NOV 26
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005: Berlin Playgrounds & Family Adventures with Rachel from Racket Design Studio

Latest Episodes

014 [Q & A] Navigating Children’s Screen Withdrawals

Parenting in the digital age is akin to deactivating an explosive device. When screen limits are enforced after a period of flexibility, children react. Parenting in these circumstances takes a special kind of know-how. In this episode, Kimberley responds to listener’s questions about toddlers, tweens and teens on the topic of screen time withdrawals. Listen up as we explore: 1. How to help children to prepare for a digital detox 2. What parents can do to minimise screen withdrawals 3. How to help your child expand their interests outside the home If you liked this episode of Impressive, click ‘Subscribe’ and ‘Review’ in your podcast app. Impressive is a weekly podcast for parents who like to find answers faster, do things differently and take their families further! To apply for an on-air consultation, email: support@quirkykid.com.au

24 MIN2019 JAN 28
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014 [Q & A] Navigating Children’s Screen Withdrawals

013 [Q & A] How to Initiate Positive Parent-Teacher Relations

How much is too much communication with a teacher, and what’s best for children when it comes to discussing their education? In this episode, Kimberley shares her tips to establish the positive and regular feedback between parents and teachers about school-related issues. Listen up as we explore: 1. How to initiate a conversation with your child’s teacher 2. What questions to ask and what to expect in return 3. Why regular communication between carers is important for children If you liked this episode of Impressive, click ‘Subscribe’ and ‘Review’ in your podcast app. Impressive is a weekly podcast for parents who like to find answers faster, do things differently and take their families further! To apply for an on-air consultation, email: support@quirkykid.com.au

21 MIN2019 JAN 21
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013 [Q & A] How to Initiate Positive Parent-Teacher Relations

012 [Q & A] Raising grateful young people

Creating an attitude of gratitude in children is an attribute parents will be proud to have fostered. In this episode, Kimberley responds to listener’s questions about how to encourage appreciation in toddlers, tweens and teens. Listen up as we explore: 1. The importance of promoting gratitude in young people 2. Child-friendly daily rituals for ages 2-14 year 12 3. Why we often forget to be grateful If you liked this episode of Impressive, click ‘Subscribe’ and ‘Review’ in your podcast app. Impressive is a weekly podcast for parents who like to find answers faster, do things differently and take their families further! To apply for an on-air consultation, email: support@quirkykid.com.au

14 MIN2019 JAN 14
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012 [Q & A] Raising grateful young people

011 [Q & A] Making the Most of Family Road Trips

How do you keep kids entertained for hours while they’re confined in a car? Parenting on a road trip has it’s challenges and the age of your co-travellers is a significant factor when considering: How often should we stop? For how long should we stop? And, where should we stop? In this episode, Kimberley responds to listener’s questions about toddlers, tweens and teens on the topic of long-distance car trips with kids. Listen up as we explore: 1. How to prepare children for a road trip 2. What will help children to cope with a long haul in the car seat 3. How to resolve conflict between family members on the go If you liked this episode of Impressive, click ‘Subscribe’ and ‘Review’ in your podcast app. Impressive is a weekly podcast for parents who like to find answers faster, do things differently and take their families further! To apply for an on-air consultation, email: support@quirkykid.com.au

8 MIN2019 JAN 7
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011 [Q & A] Making the Most of Family Road Trips

010 How to Empower Young People

This Q & A episode responds to a listener’s question about how to empower an early adolescent to make a difference in the world. Developmentally, most 12 year olds are trying ‘not to stand’ as they navigate the transition from primary to secondary school. Yet, some adolescents are impressively politically active. Most young people are guided by their parents or teachers when it comes to practicing empowerment. Why not inspire the next generation to “Be the change you want to see in the world? “ (Ghandi) In this episode, Kimberley shares tips for parents to model empowerment with the aim of motivating young people to take action for the greater good. Listen up as we explore: 1. How to inspire young people to make a difference in their school community 2. Why it’s important for school leaders to survey students to gain their perspectives 3. What types of activities can parents and children do to feel empowered If you liked this episode of Impressive, click ‘Subscribe’ and ‘Re...

9 MIN2018 DEC 31
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010 How to Empower Young People

009 An Intensely Rewarding Year Abroad With Rachael Mogan - McIntosh

Would you like to pack up your life and live abroad for a year with your family? Somewhere different...culturally diverse, challenging and memorable!! In this episode, I interview, Rachael Mogan-McIntosh, an author and mother of three about their family adventure in the South of France. Rachael shares the challenges they faced as parents watching their children initially struggle in an unfamiliar school with a different approach to playground politics. Listen up as we explore: 1. What to expect if you’re considering an international school transition 2. The challenges children may encounter and how to help them cope at school 3. What are the benefits of moving your family outside of their comfort zone. Listeners can also read Rachael’s published articles and blog posts at: www.mogantosh.com If you liked this episode of Impressive, click ‘Subscribe’ and ‘Review’ in your podcast app. Impressive is a weekly podcast for parents who like to find answers faster, do things differentl...

30 MIN2018 DEC 24
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009 An Intensely Rewarding Year Abroad With Rachael Mogan - McIntosh

008 [On-Air Consult] How to Make Family Mealtimes More Fun with Janna Lundquist

Family mealtimes are a challenge for most children under 5 years...and their parents! In this on-air consultation, Leadership Team Advisor, Janna Lundquist seeks tips to encourage her children to stay at the table longer during mealtimes. Listen up as we explore: How to change dinner time dynamics When to use rewards at the table Why we shouldn’t negotiate with children in relation to food Listeners will learn about recommended resources to extend children’s mealtimes at the table, such as: www.timetimer.com To find out more about Founder and CEO of Janna Lundquist Consulting, a specialist in productive teaming within large organizations, see: https://www.jannalundquist.com/about/ If you liked this episode of Impressive, click ‘Subscribe’ and ‘Review’ in your podcast app. Impressive is a weekly podcast for parents who like to find answers faster, do things differently and take their families further! To apply for an on-air consultation, email: support@quirkykid.com.au

27 MIN2018 DEC 17
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008 [On-Air Consult] How to Make Family Mealtimes More Fun with Janna Lundquist

007: Prioritizing Children’s Nutrition with Stephanie Meades

Healthy child development is fuelled by good nutrition. In this episode, Nutritionist and Holistic Health Coach, Steph Meades shares her personal journey as a mother navigating the impact of preservatives on her son’s behaviour and it’s influence her career. Steph has built a thriving online and in-person business coaching families, educators and individuals on how to transition to real foods, as opposed to the processed variety! Listen up as we explore: 1. The most toxic preservatives for toddlers. 2. How to recognize common reactions to processed food. 3. Where parents can find support to change family eating habits. Listeners also receive a discount for Steph’s “Real Food Reboot” online program. Use the discount code: ‘quirkykid’ at: www.lifewellnessco.com If you liked this episode of Impressive, click ‘Subscribe’ and ‘Review’ our weekly stories about parents who find answers faster, do things differently and take their families further! To be part of the conversation,...

29 MIN2018 DEC 10
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007: Prioritizing Children’s Nutrition with Stephanie Meades

006: How to Stimulate a Young Inventor with Angelina Arora

Parenting an Award Winning Young Scientist requires a particular type of attitude. Just ask 16-year-old Bio-Plastic Inventor, Angelina Arora, who created an industry-grade bio-plastic from prawn shells and the cocoons of silks worms at the age of 15. In this episode, Angelina share insights into how she is parented, educated and the personal beliefs that helped her win BHP’s coveted 2018 Science and Engineering Awards. Now, Angelina is preparing to blitz her University Entry Exams with the support of her friends and family. Her next plan is to study Medicine! Listen up as we explore: 1. How Angelina’s parents supported her passion for science and inventing. 2. How to seek out a support network of teachers, professors and mentors to make your dreams a reality. 3. How to find friends who are equally passionate about their own endeavours, while balancing schoolwork with international research. To find out more about Angelina Arora’s research and awards, go to: https://www.csiro.au/en/News/News-releases/2018/students-shrimp-bioplastic-a-big-splash-in-USA https://www.nationalgeographic.com.au/australia/the-16-year-old-changing-the-world.aspx https://www.sbs.com.au/yourlanguage/punjabi/en/article/2018/03/08/indian-origin-student-wins-australias-top-science-and-engineering-award If you like this episode of Impressive, click ‘Subscribe’ and ‘Review’ our weekly stories about parents who find answers faster, do things differently and take their families further! To be part of the conversation, you’re invited join the ‘Impressive podcast’ group on Facebook or to apply for an on-air consultation with Kimberley email: support@quirkykid.com.au

19 MIN2018 DEC 3
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006: How to Stimulate a Young Inventor with Angelina Arora

005: Berlin Playgrounds & Family Adventures with Rachel from Racket Design Studio

Design Expert and Entrepreneur, Rachel Peachy and her family travel internationally to photograph playgrounds. They are paid to collaborate as a family on projects exploring playground culture, and how different communities interact and engage with in play spaces. Listen up as we explore: 1. How to seek out family-friendly international gigs 2. The pros and cons of hiring a babysitter while working abroad 3. A three month stint of homeschooling away from homebase. To connect with Rachel, about photography, exhibitions, graphic design, webpages and more, go to: www.racket.net.au To be part of the conversation, you’re invited join the ‘Impressive podcast’ group on Facebook or to apply for an on-air consultation with Kimberley email: support@quirkykid.com.au

19 MIN2018 NOV 26
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005: Berlin Playgrounds & Family Adventures with Rachel from Racket Design Studio

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