9 Jul 2015

Raising a quirky child

From Nine To Noon, 11:24 am on 9 July 2015

Quirky Kid book coverMark Bowers is a paediatric psychologist who specialises in neurodevelopmental issues including autism spectrum disorder and ADHD.

He has written the book 8 Keys to Raising the Quirky Child - targeted at parents of, what he calls 'quirky kids', which are those who have difficulty fitting in and connecting with others, and can exhibit obsessive behaviour that stands out from other kids.

He says typical parenting books do not address these kinds of behaviours, and he wrote it to advise parents on the best ways to understand their child's brain and behaviour and to give practical tips to help them function in social settings.