Blog Category: Discipline & Challenging Behaviour

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When children tell lies

Have you ever had a child lie straight to your face? Maggie chats with Shevonne[...]

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#21 – Fussy eaters — Parental As Anything ABC Podcast

“I hate broccoli”, “but the sauce is touching the carrot!”, “Yuk! That’s gross!” If you’ve[...]

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Fidgeting & Farts: Boys in isolation

I have had a number of desperate parents reaching out for advice and suggestions on[...]

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Explaining Coronavirus to children and parenting with ‘swagger’

While she was in Australia for the launch of her book Parenting Right From the[...]

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Giving your kids the gift of emotional intelligence

Emotions can be so unpredictable and tricky for adults to understand at times, so what[...]

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Troubling behaviour: Unruffled podcast with Janet Lansbury, Maggie Dent & Susan Stiffelman

On a recent trip to Canada and the US, Maggie was so happy to meet[...]

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Boys and After-school Meltdowns

In this ‘Maggie Moment’, Maggie talks about how to navigate after-school meltdowns in young children,[...]

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#6 – How to discipline your child – Parental As Anything ABC Podcast

Threats, bribes, shouting, and time-outs can work in the heat of the moment but when[...]

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When Boys Muck Up

In this ‘Maggie Moment’ author of the bestselling 2018 book “Mothering Our Boys”, Maggie Dent[...]

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When Kids Constantly Say No

In this ‘Maggie Moment’ one of Australia’s favourite parenting authors Maggie Dent talks about what[...]

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When kids won’t stop whining

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

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Become an energy detective for your child

Every parent will struggle at times to maintain their energy levels in order to keep[...]

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The exciting and often terrifying paradox of parenting

One of the most fabulous things about being a grandmother is that I get to[...]

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Maggie Dent on how to respond to backchat – ABC radio

Maggie chats to ABC Perth about how we might respond when our kids dish out[...]

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Kids’ Backchat & Rudeness

In this month’s ‘Maggie moment’, one of Australia’s favourite parenting authors Maggie Dent discusses strategies[...]

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Twelve top tips for those in toddler land

I have revisited toddler land over the holidays with three little grandies under 3 –[...]

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Worried your child is an attention seeker? Here’s the real truth.

A guest post by Dr Vanessa Lapointe As a child psychologist, I often hear from[...]

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How to Cope with Chaos at Home

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