Blog Category: Anger, Self-regulation & Tantrums

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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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#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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Emotion coaching our kids

Maggie was interviewed by Shevonne Hunt for Babyology’s Feed Play Love podcast about why we[...]

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Maggie & Dr Vanessa on the most volatile members of our families: under 5s

During Dr Vanessa Lapointe’s 2019 Australian visit, she and Maggie were interviewed by Shevonne Hunt for[...]

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#5 – Managing meltdowns and handling tantrums – including your own – Parental As Anything ABC Podcast

Your screaming three-year-old in the supermarket; your eight-year-old losing it over a board game; your[...]

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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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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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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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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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Being a dad in the 21st century

It is a fabulous time to be a father historically, anthropologically and emotionally. The restrictive[...]

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Maggie Dent on how to respond to backchat – ABC radio

Maggie chats to ABC Perth about how we might respond when our kids dish out[...]

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Twelve top tips for those in toddler land

I have revisited toddler land over the holidays with three little grandies under 3 –[...]

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8 Simple Strategies to Prevent Your Child’s Techno-Tantrums

A guest post by Dr Kristy Goodwin Many parents today have endured their child’s techno-tantrums[...]

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The only three rules that matter: KISS parenting

There are so many parenting styles floating around in the sleep-deprived, chaotic world that is[...]

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Angry Children: Part 2

In this ‘Maggie Moment’ Maggie talks about anger as an emotion. She reframes angry children so we can[...]

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Out of control toddlers

In this ‘Maggie Moment’, Australia’s queen of common-sense parenting Maggie Dent talks about how we[...]

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‘Time outs’, are they good or bad?

As part of one of our regular online course Q&A sessions, parenting author and educator[...]