Blog Category: Maggie in the Media

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Episode 8 – How to raise a resilient child – Parental As Anything ABC Podcast

You want your kids to be able to handle the unexpected challenges life throws at[...]

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Episode 7 – Homework — how to manage the load – ABC Podcast

Six hours in the classroom, then music practice and sport. Daily homework is a pain[...]

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Episode 6 – How to discipline your child – ABC Podcast

Threats, bribes, shouting, and time-outs can work in the heat of the moment but when[...]

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Episode 5 – Managing meltdowns and handling tantrums – including your own – ABC Podcast

Your screaming three-year-old in the supermarket; your eight-year-old losing it over a board game; your[...]

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Episode 4 – Cyberbullying — what you need to know to keep your children safe – ABC Podcast

Is your child on Snapchat, Instagram or Facebook? Ninety-one per cent of Australian teenagers use[...]

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Episode 3 – Play — why it’s vital for kids – ABC Podcast

Building cubbies, make-believe, dressing up – while it might just look like fun and games,[...]

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Smart parenting: helping your child grow an amazing brain

Maggie wrote for Essential Kids about how we can parent with the brain in mind[...]

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Episode 2 – Extracurricular activities — are your kids doing too many or not enough? – ABC Podcast

Football, dance, art classes, karate and scouts. The extracurricular activities your kids can do are[...]

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Why my own adolescent struggle made me support this important initiative

When I was a teenager, I had some pretty dark times and I almost didn’t[...]

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Maggie goes Parental As Anything on RN Drive

On the launch of the new ABC podcast Parental As Anything with Maggie Dent, Maggie[...]

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Managing kids’ screen time at home

Maggie wrote for ABC Life about how we can better manage screens for our kids[...]

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Episode 1 – Screen Time – Parental As Anything ABC Podcast

Research shows Australian kids spend a third of their day in front of a screen.[...]

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Episode 0 – Introducing Parental As Anything With Maggie Dent – ABC Podcast

One of Australia’s favourite parenting authors and educators Maggie Dent gives you tips and answers[...]

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Helping teen students with death and loss

Maggie wrote for Teachers Matter magazine on how teachers play a pivotal role in supporting[...]

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Calming today’s anxious kids

Maggie joined Monique and Basil on Weekend Sunrise to talk about why kids today are[...]

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Become an energy detective for your child

Every parent will struggle at times to maintain their energy levels in order to keep[...]

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The exciting and often terrifying paradox of parenting

One of the most fabulous things about being a grandmother is that I get to[...]

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The 5 things your son isn’t telling you

Maggie wrote a short piece for Essential Kids on things your son doesn’t tell you:[...]