Blog Category: Anxiety & Fear / Calming Children

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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[...]

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Anxious kids, worried parents

ABC Perth’s Gillian O’Shaughnessy hosted a one-hour forum on anxiety in childhood, featuring Maggie and[...]

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Go Slow Parenting Podcast

Maggie shared some audio from her 9 Things Online Course with US-based website iMothering.com.[...]

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Let’s stop telling our kids to ‘hurry up’

Maggie joined Steve Murphy from Power FM (South Australia) to talk about the importance of[...]

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4 Steps to Toddler Genius

Toddlers are wired to explore, investigate, question and be curious so that they may come[...]

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Healing our profound wound of human disconnectedness

The latest suicide figures from the ABS are alarming, worrying and hide a world full[...]

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Childhood stress: Why (and how) we all need to calm down

Increasingly, scientists are linking stress in infancy and childhood to the soaring numbers of people[...]