Blog Category: Building Resilience

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Being a mean, loving mum

In this “Maggie Moment”, Maggie discusses parenting styles, in particular mothering styles. She discusses the[...]

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Maggie on Mindsets & Expectations

In this “’Maggie Moment”’, Maggie speaks about children’’s mindsets, how they can label themselves ‘good’[...]

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Fairness and Kindness

In this “’Maggie Moment”’, Maggie talks about the importance of instilling in our children a[...]

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Parenting with the Brain in Mind

Over the past 15-20 years there has been a massive outpouring of research that explores[...]

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The silver lining to every natural disaster

Whether it be storms, earthquakes, bushfires or floods, life can hurl some unexpected hurdles our[...]

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Let’s Take it Slow: The Importance of a Go-Slow Childhood

Stress is a new challenge to children’s health and social wellbeing in our modern world.[...]

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Why our children’s ability to think deeply is suffering

I want to chat about thinking. When I explore my building block about life skills[...]

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Accidents happen and so they should!

A very good friend of mine shared a funny story one day about her young[...]

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Are we about to ban childhood altogether?

As a passionate advocate for allowing children a childhood that allows them to play as[...]

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Move baby, move: Why movement matters for babies

As parents we often can’t wait until our babies can crawl and then walk, and[...]

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Getting Kids Active

In a world where screens seem to dominate, statistics for Australian kids around activity levels are[...]

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Free webinar: Living with Adolescents Q&A with Maggie

In this free webinar, Maggie took parents’ questions about living with adolescents. Maggie talked about: dealing with a[...]

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Q&A webinar with parents – 3/02/2014

In this 1 hour recording of a live webinar Q&A conducted between Maggie and a[...]

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Why stickers, treats and ‘tificates don’t work (much)

When I was an undergrad at The University of Western Australia (UWA) I did Psychology[...]

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Winning the war on hugs

In the wake of news that a WA school had given a 12-year-old girl detention[...]

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Parenting Imperfectly

I recently met Tim Gill my play guru from the UK at the C &[...]

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Let children judge risks, be resilient

When I was a young lass, most of the kids I knew only had to[...]

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Helping Children Cope in a Crisis

When flood, fire or other natural disasters hit our communities, it can take a while[...]