Blog Category: Family Relationships & Wellbeing

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Tips for Step Parents – Part 1

In this ‘Maggie Moment’, Australia’s ‘queen of common sense’ discusses how to have a cohesive[...]

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When fathers are tough, inflexible and unloving.

Over time I have been asked many times by mums about what they can do[...]

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When Parents are Absent

In this ‘Maggie Moment’, Australian parenting author Maggie Dent offers simple strategies to help families[...]

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Raising other people’s children

Parenting is one of the most important and at times difficult journeys that an adult[...]

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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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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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The biggest challenges facing families today – The Advocate newspaper interview

Maggie was interviewed by The Advocate newspaper in Tasmania about the biggest challenges facing families[...]

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We need to talk about the power of touch

In many ways touch has been contaminated by our fear-based world. We have let our[...]

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Our gift to your household

We invite you to print out these inspiring colourful posters and possibly even frame them[...]

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Finding calm amidst the holiday chaos

Let’s begin by remembering that emotional contagion is real – we are influenced by the[...]

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A good dog helps kids care

This article was originally published at Essential Kids. Parenting is a tough gig and in[...]

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Top Tips: Road Trips without Screens

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

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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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Ways of connecting with your children or grandchildren when you’re far away

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

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The rise of the nan van: The role grandparents play in parenting – ABC Brisbane

Research from Queensland’s motoring authority, RACQ, shows nearly 1 in 3 cars having baby/toddler car[...]

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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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Coping as a sad, absent grandparent

A couple of months ago I wrote this blog about becoming a grandparent for the[...]

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The one question mums of sons should ask

As a mother of four sons, a former boys’ basketball coach, counsellor and a secondary[...]