Blog Category: Posts By Common Concern

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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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Separation anxiety & starting school

In this ‘Maggie moment’, Australian parenting author and queen of common sense, Maggie Dent talks[...]

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Why we must prioritise play for today’s children and why we need to do it NOW

I have been writing and speaking about the importance of play in childhood for a[...]

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An inspiring gift for your home

When I shared a post about Max Ehrmann’s beautiful poem Desiderata, we found so many people[...]

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Top Tips for Teens: How to nurture yourself

What Protects and Nurtures You? There are positive, life-affirming ways and life-negating ways of overcoming[...]

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Top Tips for Caring Communication with Teens

The task of ‘lighthouses’ is to help young people find their unique strengths and weaknesses,[...]

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Why emotional turmoil in adolescence is normal

I care deeply about young people and have done since I too was a moody,[...]

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Should twins be separated at school?

In this ‘Maggie Moment’, Maggie talks about the common practice of separating twins in classes[...]

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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:[...]

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How to be the mum your boys need you to be

Maggie joined Gareth Parker from 6PR in Perth to chat about mothering boys: Listen on[...]

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Mothers and sons – ABC Nightlife

Maggie had a one-hour chat on ABC’s Nightlife about mothers and their sons in the[...]

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‘Can you love me, when I muck up?’ – Today Show

Maggie chatted to Georgie Gardner for her TODAY’s Agenda segment on how to deal with[...]

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Top five tips for raising boys well

Shevonne Hunt from Kinderling Kids Radio chatted to Maggie about her top five tips for[...]

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Roosters & Lambs as Teenagers

In this ‘Maggie Moment’, Maggie talks about how temperament may be a factor in how[...]

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When children lose someone they love

In my life before becoming an author I worked around death and dying a lot.[...]

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Raising Boys With Love: ABC Conversations 2018

Maggie joined Sarah Kanowski from ABC Conversations to chat about what it’s like to raise[...]

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Tackling stereotypes and raising good men

ABC Radio National’s Life Matters program chatted to Maggie about her new book, Mothering Our[...]