Blog Category: Children’s Temperaments: Roosters & Lambs

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Roosters & Lambs as Teenagers

In this ‘Maggie Moment’, Maggie talks about how temperament may be a factor in how[...]

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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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Sensitive Kids

In this ‘Maggie Moment’, Australian parenting author, educator and resilience specialist Maggie Dent talks about[...]

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Giving boys a great start in life

Shevonne Hunt at Kinderling radio had a chat with Maggie about giving our boys a[...]

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My kids are driving me crazy

Wholefood blogger Lisa Corduff had a long chat to Maggie about connected parenting, dealing with[...]

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When children are hard work …meltdowns, tantrums, screaming and whining.

Babies, toddlers and young children are learning how to do so many things in the[...]

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4 Steps to Toddler Genius

Toddlers are wired to explore, investigate, question and be curious so that they may come[...]

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Sensitive kids starting school

As school holidays run out faster than the water out of the bath, parents know[...]

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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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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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Parenting “Lambs” – our sensitive kids

Maggie talks about our gentler, quieter kids and how to meet their needs.  [...]

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Parenting “Roosters” – our challenging kids

Maggie’s top tips for parenting headstrong, tricky kids.[...]

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Understanding children’s choices

In this ‘Maggie Moment’, Maggie discusses how sometimes we need to see our children’s actions[...]

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Angry children

In this “Maggie Moment”, Maggie talks about why some children vent after school and how[...]

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Dealing with kids’ tantrums

In this “Maggie Moment”, Maggie talks about navigating extended tantrums in older children. Watch more[...]

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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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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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The 3 Rs to family happiness: resilience, routine & relaxation

It’s something that’s easy to forget or hold on to in our busy lives, but[...]