Blog Category: Maggie in the Media

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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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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[...]

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Why you’ll never be the perfect parent … and that’s OK

Maggie was interviewed by Huffpost Australia about why perfectionism, comparison and judgement in parenting are[...]

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Bringing mindfulness home: tips for parents

As a proud ambassador of meditation app Smiling Mind, Maggie wrote about how to create[...]

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The only three rules that matter: KISS parenting

There are so many parenting styles floating around in the sleep-deprived, chaotic world that is[...]

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Debunking myths about boys

Maggie joined Shevonne Hunt from Kinderling Kids Radio to discuss myths about boys. The audio[...]

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Raising Remarkable Boys

Maggie chatted about Raising Remarkable Boys with Libby-Jane Charleston and Tory McGuire from HuffPost Australia[...]

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Boys are not tough: Weekend Sunrise segment

Maggie chatted to Monique Wright and Andrew O’Keefe from Weekend Sunrise about why we need[...]

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The risk of not letting our children take risks

Lenore Skenazy, author of Free Range Kids, has been fighting against laws in the US[...]

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Struggling with a little boy?

Do you have a little boy in your life who hates homework, refuses to go[...]

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Raising ‘we’ kids not just ‘me’ kids

In this blog post originally published at Essential Kids, Maggie wrote about the importance of raising[...]

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The biggest challenges facing families today – The Advocate newspaper interview

Maggie was interviewed by The Advocate newspaper in Tasmania about the biggest challenges facing families[...]