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S4 Episode 7 – How to talk about suicide with children – Parental As Anything ABC Podcast

Warning: this episode discusses suicide. Suicide is the leading cause of death in Australian children[...]

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To Raise a Boy

To Raise a Boy: Classrooms, Locker Rooms, Bedrooms and the Hidden Struggles of American Boyhood.[...]

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Welcome to consent

Welcome to consent: How to say no, when to say yes and everything in between.[...]

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Teen boys are hungry for fathers who can care and connect

“Young males rise to the occasion under the approval of men they respect. As fathers,[...]

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The Challenges of Being a Gifted Child

We may think being incredibly smart makes life very easy. In this ‘Maggie Moment’, Australian[...]

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S4 Episode 6 – Kids and Gender – Parental As Anything ABC Podcast

If your child told you they felt more like a boy than a girl, or more like[...]

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Talking boys with the Finding Peace in Parenting Podcast

Maggie joined Rany Moran and Tracey-Anne Oxley, hosts of the Finding Peace in Parenting podcast[...]

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Raising Boys – on the Happy Families podcast

Maggie chatted with Justin and Kylie Coulson (parents to six girls) about raising boys on[...]

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S4 Episode 5 – Bedwetting – Parental As Anything ABC Podcast

Getting up in the dead of night to change wet sheets — only for them[...]

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Nurturing the inner world of our children and teens

Many years ago, a 16-year-old student shared with me a story that left an indelible[...]

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S4 Episode 4 – Sibling rivalries & dynamics – Parental As Anything ABC Podcast

Sibling rivalry — situation normal, right? But how much is too much, and what can[...]

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Death of a beloved pet

In this month’s ‘Maggie Moment’, parenting author and educator Maggie Dent talks about how to[...]

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S4 Episode 3 – Teenage Girls — Parental As Anything ABC Podcast

Teenage girls — it can be a tricky time when you’re not sure if your[...]

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S4 Episode 2 – Teenage Boys — Parental As Anything ABC Podcast

One minute your son is laughing about farts and driving you mad because he can’t[...]

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Teen Boys and Anger

In this “Maggie Moment” one of Australia’s favourite parenting authors and dedicated boy champions Maggie[...]

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More concern around consent training for teens to avoid more harm

**Warning: This article contains descriptions of sexual assault.** Schools around Australia are no doubt scrambling[...]

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Talking Good-Enough Parenting on ABC News Breakfast

To celebrate the launch of S4 of her podcast with the ABC, ‘Parental As Anything’,[...]

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S4 Episode 1 – How to be a good parent — Parental As Anything ABC Podcast

Have you ever Googled ‘how to be a good parent’? You’re not alone — it’s[...]