Blog Category: Schools: Choosing & Transitioning

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6 year old boy fidgety in school – 9 Things Q&A

Maggie responds to a participant question about helping a young boy who is fidgety in school.[...]

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Top Tips for Parents of Preschoolers

In August 2015, Maggie put a post on Facebook inviting the educators and other professionals[...]

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Nova 937

Maggie talked about heading back to school, being a new grandma and more with Nathan,[...]

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Stop stealing childhood in the name of education

In this “Maggie Moment”, Maggie passionately shares her concerns about the ‘push down’ of formalised[...]

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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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Which school is right for your child?

A lot of parents have asked what Maggie thinks about single-sex vs co-educational schools for[...]

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What parents can do when school isn’t meeting needs

Maggie has been inundated with queries about what parents can do about the school ‘system’[...]

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Why We Need to Prioritise Play

In this “Maggie Moment”, Maggie responds to a Facebook post from a mum who is[...]

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Helping Children & Teens with Transitions

Transitioning from one state of being to another is always challenging. As children and adolescents[...]

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What’s with all the angry kids?

This article was originally published at Essential Kids. As an author and parenting educator I[...]

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Submission to Government to Stop Stealing Childhood in the Name of Education

The attached PDF is adapted from a submission originally made on 11 October 2013 to office[...]

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Maggie Dent on how parents can help with positive change in schools

(Firstly, apologies for the quality of this handheld video… we did it on the run[...]

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School Readiness – Helping Parents Decide

This article discusses how teachers can support parents in deciding if children are ready for[...]

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Happy, calm children learn best

All parents want the best for their children – we want them to grow up[...]

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Is Your Child Ready for School?

Many families will by now have made the difficult decision about whether or not to[...]

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NAPLAN Nightmare — Education Review article

by Darragh O’Keefe Education Review (www.educationreview.com.au) 11 August 2011 Is the high stakes testing regime[...]