Blog Category: Anxiety & Fear / Calming Children

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A parental pause – Maggie Soother 8

Are you feeling a bit triggered at times as you all live in close quarters[...]

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Colour breathing – Maggie Soother 7

Here’s another “Maggie Soother” for adults and children to use as they adjust to life[...]

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Gentle head hold – Maggie Soother 6

In this “Maggie Soother”, Australian parenting author Maggie Dent shares a simple technique to use[...]

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Round & round the garden – Maggie Soother 5

In this “Maggie Soother”, one of Australia’s favourite parenting authors draws from a childhood nursery[...]

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The power of a SIGH – Maggie Soother 4

This “Maggie Soother” from Australian parenting author Maggie Dent explores the power of SIGHING in[...]

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Helping kids (& us) to fall asleep – Maggie Soother 3

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

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Tapping K27 for calm – Maggie Soother 2

In this “Maggie Soother” from one of Australia’s favourite parenting authors, Maggie shows us how[...]

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The importance of breath in anxious times – Maggie Soother 1

In this video, Australian parenting educator Maggie Dent shares the first of a series of[...]

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S2 BONUS Episode — how to talk to kids about coronavirus and guide your family through it — Parental As Anything ABC Podcast

We’ve all been impacted by coronavirus. As parents, we’re anxious, scared and stressed out about[...]

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Coping with the Corona Chaos

* EDIT: In the original version of  this article, I mentioned that kids with asthma[...]

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Explaining Coronavirus to children and parenting with ‘swagger’

While she was in Australia for the launch of her book Parenting Right From the[...]

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S2 Episode 2 – Do you have an anxious child? — Parental As Anything ABC Podcast

Anxiety can be crippling for some kids. They can get terrified of the dark, or[...]

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Helping teens thrive – Change Makers

Maggie joined Dannielle Miller to talk with Jacinta Tynan on Sky News’ Change Makers program[...]

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Making your mornings a bit smoother

In this ‘Maggie Moment’, Australia’s ‘queen of common sense parenting’, author and educator Maggie Dent[...]

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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[...]