Blog Category: Anxiety & Fear / Calming Children

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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[...]

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Connecting with kids: building love bridges

In this ‘Maggie Moment’, Maggie talks about how quality time can be a rare commodity for[...]

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Maggie talks with the Hands Free Mama herself

Few people articulate the challenges and gifts of mothering better than Rachel Macy Stafford. The[...]

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Teaching kids self-regulation

In this “Maggie Moment”, Maggie talks about the challenge of self-regulation and how to help[...]

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Helping Anxious Children

In this “Maggie Moment”, we talk about anxiety in young children. Although anxiety is developmentally[...]

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Self-care in the age of 24/7 negative news cycles

So often when I tune into the news online, on the radio or on TV,[...]

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The silver lining to every natural disaster

Whether it be storms, earthquakes, bushfires or floods, life can hurl some unexpected hurdles our[...]

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Taming the teen stress monster

For many of our teens one thing is certain: stress levels are set to rise[...]

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Love bridges: Why micro-moments of connection matter

Most parents would never question that they love their children wholeheartedly – even when their little[...]

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Our resistance to rest

I know I am like many of you when it comes to taking some rest[...]

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Free webinar: Living with Adolescents Q&A with Maggie

In this free webinar, Maggie took parents’ questions about living with adolescents. Maggie talked about: dealing with a[...]

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Strategies to help your child deal with big feelings

A book I’ve been reading recently is The Whole Brain Child: revolutionary strategies to nurture your[...]

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Invisible enemy of anxiety a real worry

In the past decade, we’ve seen large numbers of children diagnosed with depression and behavioural[...]

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A Bit of Shoosh Please… We’re Making Magic

When my four sons were young and I was working as a teacher life was[...]

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Managing Anxiety in Children: Stop the Shame

Anxiety in children is on the increase. Shaming is partly to blame. Shaming causes distress[...]

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Calming Our Students’ Lives

All parents and teachers want the best for the children in their care, we want[...]

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Happy, calm children learn best

All parents want the best for their children – we want them to grow up[...]