Blog Category: Building Resilience

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Nurturing the inner world of our children and teens

Many years ago, a 16-year-old student shared with me a story that left an indelible[...]

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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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Transitioning to Big School

Do you have a little one who’s heading off to big school, or has just[...]

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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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Helping our kids master disappointment

Hasn’t 2020 been a year full of disappointment?! From loss of job opportunities, travel opportunities,[...]

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The scary reality of a teen’s search for identity in a world of socials, selfies and fake news

One of the fundamental biological drivers of adolescence is the search for identity. And let’s[...]

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The Road to Resilience

Maggie spoke to Rachel Cram on the Family 360 Podcast in a two-part show on[...]

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Why parenting is all about neuroplasticity

Maggie spoke with Shevonne Hunt for Babyology’s Feed Play Love podcast about one of her[...]

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Recovery and parenting through a pandemic – Smiling Mind podcast

As a proud ambassador for Smiling Mind, Maggie was delighted to join their CEO Dr[...]

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Schools key to our kids’ recovery: Why the 3 Cs count before grades

I am writing this blog not in my usual role as a parenting author and[...]

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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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Parenting an only child through the coronavirus pandemic

Maggie wrote for ABC Life about the challenges for parents of only children… READ THE[...]

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Casting worries aside – Maggie Soother 16

In this “Maggie Soother”, parenting author Maggie Dent talks about a process that she used[...]

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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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The magic of the ‘tickle spot’ – Maggie Soother 14

Maggie shares the magical tickle spot with us – the point high on our back[...]

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Soft toys – Maggie Soother 13

In this “Maggie Soother”, parenting author Maggie Dent reminds us that soft toys are very[...]

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Helping high-energy kids be calm – Maggie Soother 12

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

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The power of lightness & laughter – Maggie Soother 11

In this “Maggie Soother”, parenting author Maggie Dent reminds us of the power of bringing[...]