Blog Category: Posts By Common Concern

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#16 – Nature play can still happen during coronavirus – Parental As Anything ABC Podcast

Coronavirus has meant the activities our kids love — playgrounds, sport, skate boarding with friends,[...]

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BONUS Ep. — how to talk to kids about coronavirus and guide your family through it — Parental As Anything ABC Podcast

We’ve all been impacted by coronavirus. As parents, we’re anxious, scared and stressed out about[...]

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Coping with the Corona Chaos

Every parent is worried right now and the anxiety you are feeling is being driven[...]

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Top tips and links for families in isolation

Please note we would recommend you visit any of these sites mentioned on this page[...]

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Explaining Coronavirus to children and parenting with ‘swagger’

While she was in Australia for the launch of her book Parenting Right From the[...]

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#15 – Raising teens – Parental As Anything ABC Podcast

Parenting teenagers when they’re moody, disrespectful and rebellious is tough. But even as they reach the[...]

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#14 – How to help your child make friends – Parental As Anything ABC Podcast

For some kids and teenagers, making friends comes easily. But for others, it’s really tough[...]

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Things that Build Resilience in Kids

In this “Maggie Moment” Maggie looks at the key components to building resilience in our[...]

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Why parenting is really all about neuroplasticity

When our precious babies are born, their brains are full of neurons with no connectors.[...]

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Why kids chuck tantrums

Maggie talked to Leigh and Tegan for Mamamia​’s This Glorious Mess podcast about the terrible twos,[...]

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Balancing life as a co-parent – ABC Radio

Maggie chatted with Philip Clark on ABC’s Nightlife program about the various challenges of co-parenting.[...]

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#13 – How to help your child manage emotions – Parental As Anything ABC Podcast

Throwing a tantrum, being naughty and bawling their eyes out. Kids often react to situations[...]

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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[...]

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Family Meetings

In this “Maggie Moment”, Australian parenting author and educator Maggie Dent talks about how to[...]

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Giving your kids the gift of emotional intelligence

Emotions can be so unpredictable and tricky for adults to understand at times, so what[...]

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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[...]

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What’s wrong with how we’re educating 5-year-olds?

In the wake of a 50% increase over 5 years in the number of young[...]

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#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[...]