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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
While death isn’t always an easy topic to address, our expert tips will give you the confidence to discuss it openly with your children and soothe their fears.
Transitioning to a new school can be a big change for your child. Here’s how to make the transition as smooth as possible.
Responding to children's needs in a timely and sensitive manner has a host of benefits. Here are six reasons why you should consider this parenting style.
Remember the first time you pondered the vastness of space? Here’s why cultivating awe and wonder in children is so beneficial.
Does your child resist new or challenging situations? Our six expert tips will help you boost their confidence and resilience.
Children who grow up with a sibling who has a chronic mental or physical condition may feel ignored or forgotten. Here’s how we can support them and help prevent the development of their own health problems.
Is your child a fussy eater? Explore our tips for promoting positive and healthy eating habits.
Working from home? Discover our lockdown survival guide to help families prepare, adapt and conquer working and studying from home together.
Discover tips on how to successfully involve young children in household chores with motivation, engagement, effort, and with less resistance.
Promote an attitude of gratitude in your child with Dr Kimberley O'Brien's advice for parents.
Are we there yet? Learn how often, how long and where to stop while keeping family dynamics normalised during your next road-trip.