Building Resilience and Encouraging Independence

Unlock your child's potential for independence with Dr. Kimberley O'Brien's empowering online course! Learn age-appropriate techniques to nurture resilience and self-reliance in your child. Celebrate their achievements and embrace new challenges together, creating a supportive environment for growth. Enroll now and witness your child flourish with newfound confidence!

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For Parents

Welcome to Dr. Kimberley O'Brien's online course, where you'll embark on a journey to foster age-appropriate independence in your child. As the Principal Child Psychologist at Quirky Kid, Dr. O'Brien brings over two decades of expertise in directive play therapy to guide you on this transformative adventure.

In this comprehensive course, you'll delve into independence and its crucial role in your child's development. Discover the building blocks of resilience and self-esteem, empowering your child to overcome obstacles and thrive. Celebrate their past achievements, from learning to ride a bike to going to school camp or catching public transport independently, and watch their confidence soar.

Guided by the Beanstalk approach, you'll map your child's independence journey from age 2 to their current stage. Together, you'll set goals and envision new milestones, instilling a growth mindset and fostering curiosity in the face of new experiences.

The "Tell Me A Story Game" is also used as an example to help adults and children recall moments of bravery and personal challenges related to independence. As each family member shares their stories, your child will likely see the benefits of pushing beyond their comfort zone to overcome codependency-related frustrations.  This activity is filled with ideas to help young people embrace new challenges in bite-size pieces.

Next, you'll venture on fieldwork trips together in your local community to accelerate independence. Imagine understanding how to read a bus or train timetable as a child and how useful this would be in the future. Learn to love exploring new areas and explaining every step of the process to your “Number One Helper”. Through these experiences, your child will learn to plan, adapt, manage time and enjoy the feeling of having responsibilities! You will create cherished memories and travel stories to share with your family and friends.

Lead by example and set your own challenges to inspire your child to step outside their comfort zone with enthusiasm. Resilience will be the key to overcoming setbacks as you create a supportive environment that nurtures growth and independence.

Don't miss this opportunity to unlock your child's potential and witness their joy in embracing independence. Enrol now in Dr. Kimberley O'Brien's empowering course, and let the journey to self-reliance begin!


Fostering Age-Appropriate Independence‍

Exploring the concept of independence and explore its significance in your child's development.

The Pathway to Independence

Identifying and developing age-appropriate life skills that foster independence.

Fieldwork for Independence

Take independence to the streets and see what’s happening in the world.

Locations and dates

Session dates to be announced.

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You can hire the Course and watch it at any time. It's completely on-demand.

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$ 49.95 AUD

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