Blog Category: Learning Issues & Motivation

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Helping our children become their best selves

I’ve been chatting with many parents and teachers recently about the pressure and angst which[...]

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Does your child have music hiding in their soul?

This article was first published at Essential Kids. It never ceases to amaze me when I[...]

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Feeding your child’s passion from the banquet of life

When a child is born all parents hope that s/he will live a meaningful life and[...]

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To praise or not to praise

Over the past couple of weeks I have been immersed in toddler land with my[...]

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The boy who wants to ban homework

8-year-old Perth boy Christian has written to the Prime Minister urging a nationwide ban on[...]

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Schoolification

Channel 7 chatted to Maggie and international education experts at the ACEL conference in Brisbane[...]

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NAPALM, I mean, NAPLAN

NAPLAN testing in Australia has been implemented for several years now. In this radio interview,[...]

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Helping kids learn to lose well

Increasingly here in Oz we’ve been hearing about violence in junior rugby clubs around the country. On[...]

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Getting it ‘just right’ with extra-curricular activities

This article was originally published at Essential Kids in August 2015. I was asked this[...]

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Perfectionism in children

In this ‘”Maggie Moment’”, Maggie talks about the unintended phenomenon of unhealthy perfectionism and unhealthy[...]

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What parents can do when school isn’t meeting needs

Maggie has been inundated with queries about what parents can do about the school ‘system’[...]

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Maggie on Mindsets & Expectations

In this “’Maggie Moment”’, Maggie speaks about children’’s mindsets, how they can label themselves ‘good’[...]

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Why our children’s ability to think deeply is suffering

I want to chat about thinking. When I explore my building block about life skills[...]

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Helping Children who Struggle with School

This article was first published in Parenting Ideas magazine in November/December 2013. More and more in[...]

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Move baby, move: Why movement matters for babies

As parents we often can’t wait until our babies can crawl and then walk, and[...]

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Why stickers, treats and ‘tificates don’t work (much)

When I was an undergrad at The University of Western Australia (UWA) I did Psychology[...]

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Maggie’s tips for boosting your brain

When we buy a new device, such as an iPod or car, it usually comes[...]

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Calming Our Students’ Lives

All parents and teachers want the best for the children in their care,— we want[...]