Blog Category: Building Resilience

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Being a dad in the 21st century

It is a fabulous time to be a father historically, anthropologically and emotionally. The restrictive[...]

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Helping our children become their best selves

I’ve been chatting with many parents and teachers recently about the pressure and angst which[...]

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Raising more optimistic kids

Pessimism can be hard to fight sometimes… here Maggie explores strategies parents can use to[...]

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Raising hopeful children

It isn’t always so easy, especially if we ourselves are prone to pessimism. In this[...]

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Dealing with kids’ anger – TODAY show

Why do children get angry? Should we use time outs? How should we handle it[...]

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Let your kids fail often. It’s just good parenting.

This article was first published at Essential Kids. It is perfectly natural for parents to want[...]

Top Tips: Best reads on teaching children kindness

Picture books and story books are a wonderful way to teach kindness. I shared this[...]

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10 Things Every Parent Needs to Know

A guest post from Dr Justin Coulson Wouldn’t it be great if parents really only[...]

Top Tips: Best reads on enhancing empathy in our children

In August 2017, Maggie shared this list compiled by TINYBOP.com of books to spark conversations[...]

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Too many toys?

Maggie spoke with ABC Radio in Perth about whether too many toys can limit creativity[...]

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Why you’ll never be the perfect parent … and that’s OK

Maggie was interviewed by Huffpost Australia about why perfectionism, comparison and judgement in parenting are[...]

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Giving your kids the greatest gift of all: life skills

Life skills are more important than we might realise. I have had Year 1 teachers[...]

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Why are we STILL stealing childhood?

As one of Australia’s leading parenting educators I regularly travel the length and breadth of[...]

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The only three rules that matter: KISS parenting

There are so many parenting styles floating around in the sleep-deprived, chaotic world that is[...]

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The risk of not letting our children take risks

Lenore Skenazy, author of Free Range Kids, has been fighting against laws in the US[...]

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Helping badly behaved students

Recent reports have exposed the alarming impact badly behaved students have in Australian schools, both[...]

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Raising ‘we’ kids not just ‘me’ kids

In this blog post originally published at Essential Kids, Maggie wrote about the importance of raising[...]

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Feeding your child’s passion from the banquet of life

When a child is born all parents hope that s/he will live a meaningful life and[...]