Blog Category: Body Safety / Talking Sex

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Helping our girls’ voices not be silenced in today’s world

Warning: this article contains some descriptions of sexual acts. I am a child of the[...]

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Welcome to consent

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More concern around consent training for teens to avoid more harm

**Warning: This article contains descriptions of sexual assault.** Schools around Australia are no doubt scrambling[...]

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Why we need much more than consent training in our schools to stop sexual assault

Warning: This article discusses sexual assault and uses sexual terms.  One of the main reasons[...]

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S3 Episode 8 – Teaching your kids body positivity — Parental As Anything ABC Podcast

Do you hate your thighs? Your skin? Your post-baby body? Around 80 per cent of[...]

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S2 Episode 12 – How to talk to your kids about sex and consent — Parental As Anything ABC Podcast

If you don’t talk to your children about sex, it won’t be long before someone[...]

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Please teach your sons about ‘the line in the sand’

Raising our sons to be the best expression of themselves — whether they are outgoing,[...]

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Today’s parents and teens: the generation chasm

There has always been a generation gap between parents and teens. Things change from one[...]

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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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Top Tips: Best Reads to Prepare Children for a Sibling

In September 2016, parenting author and educator Maggie Dent put a post on Facebook about[...]

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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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Raising Awesome Teens in a Chaotic, Sexualised World

with an afterword by Steve Biddulph The story in the media this week about the[...]

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The ‘birds and the bees’

Cushla Travers from ABC Kimberley spoke with Maggie to get some important advice on how to[...]

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Keeping kids safe from unsafe people

I am writing this in response to the disturbing story of two young children who[...]

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Top Tips: Resources to teach children body safety, consent & protective behaviours

Books:  Books from Jayneen Sanders…all available here. Some Secrets Should Never Be Kept A children’s[...]

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Teaching children body safety

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

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Raising girls in a sexualised world

In this ‘Maggie moment’, Maggie shares her concerns for girls today in particular their exposure[...]

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Winning the war on hugs

In the wake of news that a WA school had given a 12-year-old girl detention[...]