Blog Category: Discipline & Challenging Behaviour

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Expectations: a help or a hindrance?

It is that time – that once every four years time where dreams are made[...]

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Why being a mean, loving parent matters

Without a doubt parenting is confusing, challenging, exhausting, fabulous, delightful and amazing, and often all[...]

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Help! My child is stealing things

For more information, resources and inspiration, visit www.maggiedent.com Watch more ‘Maggie Moments’, subscribe to my[...]

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How to discipline kids without smacking them

Maggie spoke about alternatives to corporal punishment with 3AW’s Tom Elliott Full report.[...]

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The power of the parental pause

In those tough parenting moments, this secret may be your saving grace, This article was[...]

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When children tell lies

In this ‘Maggie Moment’ Maggie talks about why children tell lies, how to respond and[...]

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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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When kids’ silliness becomes too much

In this ‘Maggie Moment’, Maggie talks about how to handle it when children’s silliness gets[...]

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Screen addiction

Maggie chatted with Today Tonight about children being addicted to screens view the full post with comments here…[...]

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Family meetings

Technically a family operates like a small organisation, like a community or even a small[...]

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Potty Mouth Kids

Recently a mum was telling me how her 5-year-old daughter, in a casual kitchen setting,[...]

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Hitting, biting and other parenting challenges

In this ‘Maggie Moment’, Maggie Dent talks about challenging childhood behaviours. Maggie looks at what[...]

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Top 5 Tips for Today’s Parents

Recently during an interview on Channel 9 in Perth I was asked what my five[...]

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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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Teaching kids self-regulation

In this “Maggie Moment”, Maggie talks about the challenge of self-regulation and how to help[...]

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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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Being a mean, loving mum

In this “Maggie Moment”, Maggie discusses parenting styles, in particular mothering styles. She discusses the[...]

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Parenting with the Brain in Mind

Over the past 15-20 years there has been a massive outpouring of research that explores[...]