Blog Category: Building Family Relationships

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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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#20 – 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[...]

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#19 – How to get your kids (and you) to stop fighting – Parental As Anything ABC Podcast

Have you been breaking up World War III between your kids? Are you and your[...]

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#18 – How to manage working from home with kids – Parental As Anything ABC Podcast

How do you get any work done at home when the kids keep asking you[...]

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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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Why I believe in the magic of the easter bunny

In this Maggie Moment, one of Australia’s favourite parenting authors Maggie Dent talks about the[...]

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2020: The Year We Lost Our Normal Easter

Two of the most important times in the calendar year for family connection are often[...]

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BONUS Ep. — 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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Top tips and links for families in isolation

Please note we would recommend you visit any of these sites mentioned on this page[...]

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Balancing life as a co-parent – ABC Radio

Maggie chatted with Philip Clark on ABC’s Nightlife program about the various challenges of co-parenting.[...]

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Family Meetings

In this “Maggie Moment”, Australian parenting author and educator Maggie Dent talks about how to[...]

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More merry, less mayhem this Christmas

These days there’s a lot of pressure to do everything LARGE including Christmas. In this[...]

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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[...]