Blog Category: Building Resilience


Raising hopeful children

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


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[...]


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 of books to spark conversations[...]


Too many toys?

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


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[...]


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[...]


Why are we STILL stealing childhood?

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


The only three rules that matter: KISS parenting

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


The risk of not letting our children take risks

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


Helping badly behaved students

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


Raising ‘we’ kids not just ‘me’ kids

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


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[...]


A good dog helps kids care

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


Sleepytime and Safe’n’Sound free audio tracks

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


In defence of today’s ‘helicopter’ parents

Over the last couple of months I have been blessed to have been able to[...]


Raising emotionally resilient boys

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