Blog Category: Press & Online

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What’s with all the angry kids?

This article was originally published at Essential Kids. As an author and parenting educator I[...]

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Back to Basics Parenting – Offspring Magazine

Nicole Cox from Offspring Magazine has written a great piece about Maggie and her new book 9[...]

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Why iPad playgrounds are a bad idea for shops and kids

This article was first published at Essential Kids. Can modern childhood get any more weird?[...]

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Expectations vs Real Life

Recently I read an article on The Conversation about labels, written by postdoctoral research fellow[...]

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Love bridges: Why micro-moments of connection matter

Most parents would never question that they love their children wholeheartedly – even when their little[...]

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Teen drinking

Good Health magazine sought Maggie’s opinion for an article they were publishing on teens and[...]

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8 ways to nurture friendships in our schools

“We’ll be friends forever, won’t we, Pooh?” asked Piglet. “Even longer,” Pooh answered. ― A.A.[...]

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Making Memories that Matter

When my sons were at school, we got to the end of this particular term[...]

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Are we about to ban childhood altogether?

As a passionate advocate for allowing children a childhood that allows them to play as[...]

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Helping Children who Struggle with School

This article was first published in Parenting Ideas magazine in November/December 2013. More and more in[...]

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Move baby, move: Why movement matters for babies

As parents we often can’t wait until our babies can crawl and then walk, and[...]

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Childen’s Temperaments – Roosters and Lambs

Something we don’t talk about much anymore is that children are born with a certain[...]

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The fun, fickle and fragile world of children’s friendships

“‘We’ll be friends forever, won’t we, Pooh?’ asked Piglet. ‘Even longer,’ Pooh answered.” ― A.A.[...]

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In praise of a dangerous, dirty childhood

Originally published in Parenting Ideas. I think there is something missing from the average modern[...]

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Bringing out the best in all students

Maggie wrote for Teachers Matter about what she learned from neuro linguistic programming and how[...]

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Why schools are failing our boys

First published at essentialkids.com.au Boys will be boys, they tell us, but how many of[...]

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Boys and gaming: finding the balance

Original article published at essentialkids.com.au Gaming on a computer or device is a wildly popular[...]

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Why boys need a boyhood to become good men

Given the current deep community outpourings of concern for the senseless violence present on Australian[...]