Blog Category: Posts By Common Concern

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Smart parenting: helping your child grow an amazing brain

Maggie wrote for Essential Kids about how we can parent with the brain in mind[...]

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Anxiety around testing is normal

Maggie spoke with Tom Elliott from 3AW’s Drive program about anxiety around testing, why our[...]

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Maggie goes Parental As Anything on RN Drive

On the launch of the new ABC podcast Parental As Anything with Maggie Dent, Maggie[...]

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Managing kids’ screen time at home

Maggie wrote for ABC Life about how we can better manage screens for our kids[...]

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Episode 1 – Screen Time Parental As Anything – ABC Podcast

Research shows Australian kids spend a third of their day in front of a screen.[...]

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Please teach your sons about ‘the line in the sand’

Raising our sons to be the best expression of themselves — whether they are outgoing,[...]

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Helping teen students with death and loss

Maggie wrote for Teachers Matter magazine on how teachers play a pivotal role in supporting[...]

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Teenage brains are under siege but there are three ways parents can connect

Maggie wrote an analysis piece for the ABC’s news and analysis division on why we[...]

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Calming today’s anxious kids

Maggie joined Monique and Basil on Weekend Sunrise to talk about why kids today are[...]

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How to fight the push down of formalised learning as a teacher

In this month’s “Maggie Moment”, one of Australia’s favourite parenting authors – and a staunch[...]

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The world needs more kindness warriors

In this age of selfies, Insta updates, over sharing and an incredible fascination with image,[...]

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The incredibly simple secret to making mornings in your house more harmonious

A guest post by Allison Davies I am definitely a crabby Mum first thing in[...]

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Talking to kids about sudden, tragic death

In this “Maggie Moment”, one of Australia’s favourite parenting authors Maggie Dent talks about how[...]

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The very real challenges of mothering in the 21st Century

Recently I have had some conversations with mums who have had children up to 15[...]

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When kids won’t stop whining

In this “Maggie Moment”, one of Australia’s favourite parenting authors Maggie Dent discusses how to[...]

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How to raise our boys with character

… or rather How to raise our boys with character, who will care about themselves,[...]

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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[...]