Blog Category: Maggie in the Media

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Stop Stealing Childhood

Maggie wrote about her concerns about the push-down of formalised education into early years’ for[...]

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Creating a safe place for today’s adolescents

According to the Mission Australia Youth Survey 2012, the top three concerns for young people[...]

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Schoolyard Violence a Symptom of Modern Teenage Life

This opinion piece ran in The Courier-Mail in September 2009. This week we have heard[...]

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Teens & Sleep – The Today Show

Maggie talks to Channel 9’s ‘The Today Show’ on the subject of teens and sleep[...]

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The Nightmare of Adolescent Sleep

“One clear casualty of sleep deprivation is learning. That’s a tragedy—a recent tragedy.” — Professor[...]

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Building Connectedness in the Classroom

Maggie wrote for the Positive Times about the best-kept secret to exceptional education — relationship.[...]

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Winning the war on hugs

In the wake of news that a WA school had given a 12-year-old girl detention[...]

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Keeping a balance in our classrooms

Just last week I watched a toddler massively engaged in an iPad at an airport.[...]

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Invisible enemy of anxiety a real worry

In the past decade, we’ve seen large numbers of children diagnosed with depression and behavioural[...]

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Let children judge risks, be resilient

When I was a young lass, most of the kids I knew only had to[...]

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A Bit of Shoosh Please… We’re Making Magic

When my four sons were young and I was working as a teacher life was[...]

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What Boys Need Most

“Boys are found everywhere, on top of, underneath, inside of, climbing on, swinging from, running[...]

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School Readiness – Helping Parents Decide

This article discusses how teachers can support parents in deciding if children are ready for[...]

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Buying gifts for children

This article was originally published at www.essentialbaby.com  Thrifty Christmas Might be the Magic Pudding When[...]

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Bullying: It takes a mindless society to raise a heartless bully

The Rigby Report on bullying in Queensland schools released last week (April 2010) suggests that[...]

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Bullying in Our Schools: A different perspective

“Our world is becoming increasingly violent. Social and political initiatives everywhere are seeking to counteract[...]

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Is Your Child Ready for School?

Many families will by now have made the difficult decision about whether or not to[...]

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The dirty secret about raising kids: It’s child’s play

I am going to let you in on a little secret about raising children. It’s[...]