Blog Category: Press & Online

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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[...]

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Helping kids’ develop self-regulation

Even with our fully developed brains, we adults still struggle with managing our moods, energy[...]

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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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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.[...]