This special half-day event is an opportunity to explore the healthy raising of children in our chaotic world.

In 2×1.5 hour sessions, Maggie will explore key developmental aspects of childhood before offering practical solutions to common dramas that happen in many homes, centres and classrooms. The morning will end with a Q&A session.

Through this half-day program you will have the chance to:

  • Learn how to stay calm and connected with your kids.
  • Hear the very latest in terms of child development
  • See the world through your children’s eyes so you can make sound decisions for every individual child in your home/centre/classroom.
  • Understand what children really need in their early lives and how you can make sure they get it, even in a busy life.
  • Learn some strategies for dealing with challenging behaviour and common parenting dilemmas.
  • Find out what’s required to raise kids who are healthy, happy, strong, kind and resilient.
  • Get support to become a good enough, sometimes imperfect parent.

About Maggie

Commonly known as the ‘queen of common sense’, Maggie Dent is one of Australia’s favourite parenting authors and educators with a particular interest in the early years, adolescence and resilience.  Maggie’s experience includes teaching, counselling, and working in palliative care/funeral services and suicide prevention. She is the author of 11 books, including the bestselling 2018 release Mothering Our Boys. Maggie is also host of the ABC podcast, Parental As Anything. She is the mother of four sons and a very grateful grandmother.


Doors open


Session 1: Seeing the world through your children’s eyes

Morning tea

Session 2: Practical strategies for everyday dilemmas with children

Q&A session

Conference finish

NB Certificates of Attendance will be available. 
Fabulous door prizes and a delicious, generous morning tea provided.

Babes in arms are welcome at Maggie’s events however this event is not suitable for older children. Please note seating is general allocation so there are no fixed seat numbers.

Saturday 8th February 2020
Perth, WA

Venue: Marist Auditorium, Newman College,
Entry Gate 6, 216 Empire Avenue, Churchlands, WA
Time: Doors open from 8.15am for an 8.50am-1pm event.

A delicious morning tea is included.