Blog Category: Family Breakdown & Sibling Rivalry

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The power of one-on-one

This article was first published at Essential Kids. Last year a mother came to chat[...]

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Dealing with sibling rivalry – Part 2

Maggie talks about the challenge of sibling rivalry, why sibling rivalry is biologically normal, how[...]

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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[...]

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The only three rules that matter: KISS parenting

There are so many parenting styles floating around in the sleep-deprived, chaotic world that is[...]

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When Parents Separate

This ‘Maggie Moment’ is about supporting children after a separation. Maggie discusses ways of explaining relationship[...]

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Raising ‘we’ kids not just ‘me’ kids

In this blog post originally published at Essential Kids, Maggie wrote about the importance of raising[...]

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Maggie talks sibling rivalry on Kinderling Kids Radio

Maggie chatted to Kinderling Kids Radio about how to negotiate sibling rivalry in your family.[...]

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Top Tips: Best Reads to Prepare Children for a Sibling

In September 2016, parenting author and educator Maggie Dent put a post on Facebook about[...]

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How do you talk to kids about family estrangement? – 9 Things Q&A Oct 2016

As part of one of our regular online course Q&A sessions, parenting author and educator[...]

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Fathering alone

In this ‘Maggie Moment’, Maggie talks about how fathers who are sole parenting can be[...]

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Top Tips: List of books on separation & divorce to help kids

One of the mums in our FB community was looking for suggestions for children’s books[...]

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My kids are driving me crazy

Wholefood blogger Lisa Corduff had a long chat to Maggie about connected parenting, dealing with[...]

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Preparing kids for a divorce

A sad topic, but a necessary one. How do we prepare our children for an[...]

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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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When siblings really dislike each other

In this ‘Maggie Moment’, Maggie talks about what to do when siblings take their rivalry[...]

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Connecting with kids: building love bridges

In this ‘Maggie Moment’, Maggie talks about how quality time can be a rare commodity for[...]

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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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Sibling rivalry: one of life’s great teachers

Sibling rivalry is such a hot potato – no matter how many books we read,[...]