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Discover effective strategies to transform sensory processing challenges during mealtimes into joyful and inclusive family experiences. Learn expert tips to create a calm environment, encourage exploration, and foster a positive relationship with food.
In this instalment of Impressive, Dr Kimberley O’Brien speaks to mum Naomi and her daughter Yasi about what it feels like to deal with separation anxiety.
From long waitlists to fear of judgement, there are many reasons why parents hesitate to seek psychological support for children. Dr Kimberley O’Brien explains how to overcome these obstacles.
Discover the intricate world of sensory processing issues in children. Explore their challenges, behaviours, and practical strategies for parents in this comprehensive guide. Unlock a brighter future for your child.
Children with slow processing speed may take longer to process information, but that doesn't mean they're less intelligent. We look at this emerging concept and how to help children who have it.
Dyslexia, dysgraphia and dyscalculia are known as Specific Learning Disabilities (SLDs). Here’s how they work and how we can help children who have them.
When one parent is authoritarian and the other tries to compensate, problems can arise. Our expert advice will help you find balance. We’ve all heard of helicopter parents who overprotect their children and tiger parents who push their children to succeed, but the original parenting styles were introduced by clinical and developmental psychologist Diana Baumrind in 1966.
In this episode of the Impressive podcast, Dr Kimberley O’Brien discusses encopresis, or faecal soiling, with toilet training educator Monica Ferrie.
Dr Kimberley O’Brien speaks to Rose, the mother of a seven-year-old boy who has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), about her journey to obtain a diagnosis and how she manages her son’s hyperactivity.
Is your child overtired or teary before going to activities they used to love? We explore six signs your child might be overscheduled and what to do about it.
Children who struggle to pay attention in class, become overwhelmed with tasks or behave impulsively may have executive functioning issues. Our complete guide addresses signs, assessment methods and treatment options.
In this episode of the Impressive podcast, Dr Kimberley discusses why parents should encourage their children to take risks with Daisy Turnbull, author of 50 Risks to Take With Your Kids and 50 Questions to Ask Your Teens.
Keep back-to-school jitters at bay and get children excited about the big return with these six expert child psychology tips.
In the first episode of season two, Dr Kimberley O’Brien talks to Jade, whose nine-year-old son Logan is diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Jade shares the long and winding road her family embarked on to obtain an ASD diagnosis.
School holidays allow children to have some time out from their regular routine and recharge their batteries. These activities will keep young minds active and entertained during the break.