Blog Category: Building Resilience

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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[...]

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A good dog helps kids care

This article was originally published at Essential Kids. Parenting is a tough gig and in[...]

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Sleepytime and Safe’n’Sound free audio tracks

These 2 free audio tracks may be useful to parents who are facing a sleepless[...]

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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 emotionally resilient boys

Maggie chatted to Kinderling Kids Radio about how to raise boys to be resilient and[...]

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Being a wise, ‘wonder woman’ teen girl out and about

As our girls get older and want to stretch their wings as adolescence arrives in[...]

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Suicide Prevention: Healing The Wound of Disconnectedness

The latest suicide figures from the ABS are alarming, worrying and hide a world full[...]

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The comfort of family ritual

As the end of the year comes hurtling toward us, many of us who celebrate[...]

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Maggie’s secrets to raising happy children – ‘Today Tonight’

Maggie is thrilled to have been asked to be an ambassador for the Telethon7, a registered[...]

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Helping kids learn to lose well

Increasingly here in Oz we’ve been hearing about violence in junior rugby clubs around the country. On[...]

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The Importance of Bare Feet

Surely one of the cutest parts of newborn babies is their feet. They are like[...]

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Getting it ‘just right’ with extra-curricular activities

This article was originally published at Essential Kids in August 2015. I was asked this[...]

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Perfectionism in children

In this ‘”Maggie Moment’”, Maggie talks about the unintended phenomenon of unhealthy perfectionism and unhealthy[...]

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How Risk Can Benefit Children

In this “Maggie Moment”, Maggie talks about how as a society we can tend to[...]