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Parental As Anything with Maggie Dent

Maggie's new ABC podcast is here!

Listen for free via ABC listen, a podcast app on your mobile device or via a smart speaker.

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#12 – Do you have an anxious child? – Parental As Anything ABC Podcast

Anxiety can be crippling for some kids. They can get terrified of the dark, or[...]


Why boys do cry & need to – Unruffled with Janet Lansbury podcast

Maggie joined her colleague and friend Janet Lansbury for her wonderful UNRUFFLED podcast to talk[...]


#11 – Is your child ready for school? – Parental As Anything ABC Podcast

School is about to start for another year in Australia, and many parents will be[...]


Troubling behaviour: Unruffled podcast with Janet Lansbury, Maggie Dent & Susan Stiffelman

On a recent trip to Canada and the US, Maggie was so happy to meet[...]


Boys and anxiety

To celebrate the 1st birthday of her book Mothering Our Boys, Maggie chatted with ABC[...]


#10 – How to raise boys – Parental As Anything ABC Podcast

There are challenges with raising boys that only the parents of sons will understand. Like[...]


Emotion coaching our kids

Maggie was interviewed by Shevonne Hunt for Babyology’s Feed Play Love podcast about why we[...]


Maggie & Dr Vanessa on the most volatile members of our families: under 5s

During Dr Vanessa Lapointe’s 2019 Australian visit, she and Maggie were interviewed by Shevonne Hunt for[...]


Raising rooster children: Parenting Without Power Struggles podcast

Maggie often refers to children’s temperaments as them being somewhere on the ‘rooster’ and ‘lamb’[...]


Good chat podcast: Maggie ‘the man whisperer’

When Matt Tinney decided to do a series of chats with men for his “MEN[...]


#9 – How to raise girls – Parental As Anything ABC Podcast

In this episode, Maggie talks with Steve Biddulph — one of Australia’s foremost experts on[...]


#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[...]


#7 – Homework — how to manage the load – Parental As Anything ABC Podcast

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


#6 – How to discipline your child – Parental As Anything ABC Podcast

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


#5 – Managing meltdowns and handling tantrums – including your own – Parental As Anything ABC Podcast

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


#4 – Cyberbullying — what you need to know to keep your children safe – Parental As Anything ABC Podcast

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


#3 – Play — why it’s vital for kids – Parental As Anything ABC Podcast

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


#2 – Extracurricular activities — are your kids doing too many or not enough? – Parental As Anything ABC Podcast

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