Blog Category: Maggie in the Media

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Early years education is more than child’s play

This article was first published at Essential Kids. Recently I discovered that in some states, early[...]

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Maggie Dent on how to respond to backchat – ABC radio

Maggie chats to ABC Perth about how we might respond when our kids dish out[...]

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Dealing with kids’ anger – TODAY show

Why do children get angry? Should we use time outs? How should we handle it[...]

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Teens and the masks they wear

Maggie chatted to Weekend Sunrise about adolescence and how teens often wear marks, as part[...]

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Talking to Teens about Alcohol and Other Drugs

A shorter version of this blog was published at Essential Kids.  Before the digital world[...]

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The power of one-on-one

This article was first published at Essential Kids. Last year a mother came to chat[...]

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The Teen Mask in the Classroom

Maggie wrote for Teachers Matter magazine about ‘Understanding Why Teens Wear a Mask and What it is[...]

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Let your kids fail often. It’s just good parenting.

This article was first published at Essential Kids. It is perfectly natural for parents to want[...]

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Does your child have music hiding in their soul?

This article was first published at Essential Kids. It never ceases to amaze me when I[...]

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Getting little ones ready for big school

Most academics and early years experts prefer to reframe “readiness” to mean transitioning into the[...]

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A good-enough, imperfect Christmas

Maggie wrote for the ABC Opinion site of the importance of lowering your expectations this[...]

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Why we need to teach our teens how to handle stress

This article was first published at Essential Kids. Stress is something we, as adults, are all[...]

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Teen safety (without suffocation)–Understanding Boys

Maggie spoke with Harb Gill from the Understanding Boys blog about how to keep your teen sons[...]

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Preparing a child for the death of a parent

Maggie was asked by a listener on ABC Perth Afternoons about how to prepare a[...]

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Tips for busting phobias & fears for frightened children

This article was original published at Essential Kids. It is normal for many young children[...]

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Are your problem students bad or just struggling?

This article was originally published in Teachers Matter magazine. www.spectrumeducation.com Here in Australia, there has[...]

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You thought toddlers were tough? Teens are like toddlers with hormones

In the leadup to her Masterclass — Raising Teens, bringing together some of Australia’s leading[...]

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Too many toys?

Maggie spoke with ABC Radio in Perth about whether too many toys can limit creativity[...]