Blog Category: Schools: Choosing & Transitioning

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Innovative Education Reform Needs Common Sense and Genuine Consultation

As a former teacher, I am still deeply passionate about education. In 2013 I took[...]

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Transitioning to Big School

Do you have a little one who’s heading off to big school, or has just[...]

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The real truth about transitioning into pre-primary in Western Australia

“Children who are pushed too much, too soon, have a much higher chance of struggling[...]

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Schools key to our kids’ recovery: Why the 3 Cs count before grades

I am writing this blog not in my usual role as a parenting author and[...]

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S2 Episode 1 – Is your child ready for school? — Parental As Anything ABC Podcast

School is about to start for another year in Australia, and many parents will be[...]

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Separation anxiety & starting school

In this ‘Maggie moment’, Australian parenting author and queen of common sense, Maggie Dent talks[...]

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Should twins be separated at school?

In this ‘Maggie Moment’, Maggie talks about the common practice of separating twins in classes[...]

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Does your son need more time before he starts school?

Essential Kids published an extract from Maggie’s new book, Mothering Our Boys, on making the[...]

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Mothering our boys in challenging times

Maggie chatted to the panel on The Daily Edition about her new book, on masculinity[...]

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Boys, Schools and the change that is needed

Maggie writes for Australian Education Reporter on what change is needed in our schools to[...]

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Getting little ones ready for big school

Most academics and early years experts prefer to reframe “readiness” to mean transitioning into the[...]

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Best play/nature-based schools & early years centres in New Zealand

As referred by followers on Maggie Dent’s Facebook page September 2017 A summary of people’s[...]

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Best play/nature-based schools & early years centres in NSW, SA, ACT, TAS & NT

As referred by followers on Maggie Dent’s Facebook page September 2021 A summary of people’s[...]

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Best play/nature-based schools & early years centres in QLD

As referred by followers on Maggie Dent’s Facebook page September 2021 A summary of people’s[...]

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Best play/nature-based schools & early years centres in VIC

As referred by followers on Maggie Dent’s Facebook page September 2021 A summary of people’s[...]

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Best play/nature-based schools & early years centres in WA

As referred by followers on Maggie Dent’s Facebook page September 2021 A summary of people’s[...]

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Important information re starting age for pre-primary in WA

2020 Update: Please sign Maggie’s petition to Premier Mark McGowan to give concerned WA parents[...]

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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[...]