Blog Category: Building Family Relationships

Honouring the human spirit in our homes and classrooms

Last week a story went around the media and socials about a farmer who was[...]

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Navigating these crazy, crappy, uncertain times as a family

No matter where you are in the world right now there is still no sense[...]

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Maggie on the Great Australian Lives podcast

Maggie joined journalist Laura Turner for a long chat on 3AW’s Great Australian Lives podcast.[...]

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Who Knew?

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S4 Episode 4 – Sibling rivalries & dynamics – Parental As Anything ABC Podcast

Sibling rivalry — situation normal, right? But how much is too much, and what can[...]

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Teen Boys and Anger

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The importance of being heard

I have spent some time recently reflecting and pondering on the last 44 years. Since[...]

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The real value in pretend play

“Babies create hypotheses, test them and then relentlessly appraise their findings with the vigour of[...]

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Our gift to your household

Most years around Christmas, I like to offer my community some visual inspiration for their[...]

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S3 Episode 1 – What’s it like to be a modern dad? — Parental As Anything ABC Podcast

We get it dads. You’re sick of people who say you’re ‘babysitting’ when you look[...]

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Helping kids deal with lockdown second time around

As many families were faced with another period of extended lockdown, Maggie wrote for Essential[...]

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Grandparenting in the 21st Century

In this “Maggie Moment”, Australian parenting author, educator and very grateful grandmother Maggie Dent talks[...]

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How to create family rituals & why they matter

In this “Maggie Moment”, parenting author, educator and host of the ABC podcast Parental As[...]

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Parenting on the same page

In this ‘Maggie Moment’ parenting author and educator Maggie Dent talks about parenting on the[...]

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Seeking special places – Maggie Soother 17

In this ‘Maggie Soother’, Maggie talks about the power of special places in automatically making[...]

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Fill your house with fun, happy memories – Maggie Soother 15

In this “Maggie Soother”, Maggie suggests an activity for the whole family — finding and[...]

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S2 Episode 10 – All by myself – isolation as an only child or sole parent — Parental As Anything ABC Podcast

Being an only child or single parent can be hard when all your usual social[...]

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Some words for motherless mothers

In this “Maggie Moment” from parenting author and educator Maggie Dent, she shares a special[...]