Blog Category: Death & Loss

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S4 Episode 10 – How to talk to kids about miscarriage – Parental As Anything ABC Podcast

Miscarriage remains a taboo topic, with many women delaying the announcement of their pregnancy. So[...]

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How to support someone after a major loss

In this “Maggie Moment” Australian parenting author and educator Maggie Dent draws on her many[...]

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S4 Episode 7 – How to talk about suicide with children – Parental As Anything ABC Podcast

Warning: this episode discusses suicide. Suicide is the leading cause of death in Australian children[...]

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Death of a beloved pet

In this month’s ‘Maggie Moment’, parenting author and educator Maggie Dent talks about how to[...]

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S3 Episode 3 – How to help kids deal with death and loss — Parental As Anything ABC Podcast

Telling a child someone they love has died will be one of the toughest things[...]

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Helping boys understand loss and death

Even as adults we find significant loss experiences of any kind hurt. So we can[...]

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Helping teen students with death and loss

Maggie wrote for Teachers Matter magazine on how teachers play a pivotal role in supporting[...]

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Talking to kids about sudden, tragic death

In this “Maggie Moment”, one of Australia’s favourite parenting authors Maggie Dent talks about how[...]

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When children lose someone they love

In my life before becoming an author I worked around death and dying a lot.[...]

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When Children Fear Death

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

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Supporting your teen through grief

This article was first published at essentialkids.com.au When I was running seminars for teens, I[...]

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Maggie Dent on how to talk to young kids when someone they love dies – ABC Radio

Maggie Dent, who has supported many children and parents when someone they love has died,[...]

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Preparing children for a death

In this ‘Maggie Moment’ Maggie talks about helping children to prepare for the death of[...]

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Children’s books to help with death, dying and illness

Below is a list of Australian books that may be helpful to assist children under[...]

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Helping children with death and loss

In this “Maggie Moment”, Maggie offers some tips to help children cope with loss, in[...]

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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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Why are we so frightened of big emotions that are incredibly normal?

I occasionally get emails from worried parents who have children who have begun boarding school, especially[...]

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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[...]