Blog Category: Anxiety & Fear / Calming Children

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Instant calm: the secret of the ‘tickle spot’

You may have heard Maggie talk about the ‘tickle point’ and its amazing capacity to[...]

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Taming the parental busy bug

“Hurry is the enemy of love.” — Steve Biddulph It seems that the more sophisticated[...]

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The one important thing all our kids should learn about

A guest post by Dr Kaylene Henderson Many of us watch on as our children[...]

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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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Calming today’s anxious kids

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

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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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Why parenting today is harder than it used to be – Kinderling Radio

Kinderling Kids Radio chatted to Maggie about why parenting is harder today than ever before…[...]

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Parenting hacks for a calmer home

This article was first published at Essential Kids. Everywhere I go around Australia parents tell[...]

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Tips for busting phobias & fears for frightened children

This article was original published at Essential Kids. It is normal for many young children[...]

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Sensitive Kids

In this ‘Maggie Moment’, Australian parenting author, educator and resilience specialist Maggie Dent talks about[...]

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Bringing mindfulness home: tips for parents

As a proud ambassador of meditation app Smiling Mind, Maggie wrote about how to create[...]

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Best books and resources for supporting kids with anxiety

In March 2017, parenting author and educator Maggie Dent put a post on Facebook asking[...]

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We need to talk about the power of touch

In many ways touch has been contaminated by our fear-based world. We have let our[...]

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Finding calm amidst the holiday chaos

Let’s begin by remembering that emotional contagion is real – we are influenced by the[...]

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A good dog helps kids care

This article was originally published at Essential Kids. Parenting is a tough gig and in[...]

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Sleepytime and Safe’n’Sound free audio tracks

These 2 free audio tracks may be useful to parents who are facing a sleepless[...]

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Making kids feel safe in 24/7 bad news cycle

This article was originally published at Essential Kids. Read full report. When I heard the[...]

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In defence of today’s ‘helicopter’ parents

Over the last couple of months I have been blessed to have been able to[...]