Blog Category: Posts By Common Concern

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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[...]

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Advice for teen boys from men who’ve been there

When I was doing research for my 2020 book “From Boys to Men”, it was[...]

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Why we need much more than consent training in our schools to stop sexual assault

Warning: This article discusses sexual assault and uses sexual terms.  One of the main reasons[...]

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Boys and Guns

Maggie had a chat with Shevonne Hunt for Babyology’s Feed Play Love podcast, all about[...]

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Why Teens Don’t Like to Leave their Comfort Zone

Do you have a teen who finds it hard to spread their wings and leave[...]

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The importance of being heard

I have spent some time recently reflecting and pondering on the last 44 years. Since[...]

Connecting with teen boys

In this conversation, US-based family therapist and parenting author Susan Stiffelman speaks with Maggie in[...]

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Transitioning to Big School

Do you have a little one who’s heading off to big school, or has just[...]

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The real value in pretend play

“Babies create hypotheses, test them and then relentlessly appraise their findings with the vigour of[...]

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The real truth about transitioning into pre-primary in Western Australia

“Children who are pushed too much, too soon, have a much higher chance of struggling[...]

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Navigating Christmas 2020

In this “Maggie Moment”, Maggie shares some suggestions to help all of us in the[...]

Posters for teens

These handy infographics come from Maggie’s ebook/audio bundle Your Kit Bag for a Very Bumpy[...]

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Our gift to your household

Most years around Christmas, I like to offer my community some visual inspiration for their[...]