Blog Category: Raising Adolescents

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S4 Episode 3 – Teenage Girls — Parental As Anything ABC Podcast

Teenage girls — it can be a tricky time when you’re not sure if your[...]

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S4 Episode 2 – Teenage Boys — Parental As Anything ABC Podcast

One minute your son is laughing about farts and driving you mad because he can’t[...]

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More concern around consent training for teens to avoid more harm

**Warning: This article contains descriptions of sexual assault.** Schools around Australia are no doubt scrambling[...]

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Talking Good-Enough Parenting on ABC News Breakfast

To celebrate the launch of S4 of her podcast with the ABC, ‘Parental As Anything’,[...]

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Why we need much more than consent training in our schools to stop sexual assault

Warning: This article discusses sexual assault and uses sexual terms.  One of the main reasons[...]

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Why Teens Don’t Like to Leave their Comfort Zone

Do you have a teen who finds it hard to spread their wings and leave[...]

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Connecting with teen boys

In this conversation, US-based family therapist and parenting author Susan Stiffelman speaks with Maggie in[...]

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Posters for teens

These handy infographics come from Maggie’s ebook/audio bundle Your Kit Bag for a Very Bumpy[...]

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Top Tips: Resources for supporting kids with autism

With the help of our online community, we’ve compiled an extensive list of resources to[...]

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Communicating with teen boys

Maggie joined the Sunrise team to talk about how teen boys today are suffering. She[...]

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S3 Episode 6 – How to co-parent well — Parental As Anything ABC Podcast

Sometimes the hardest part about raising a child is the disagreements you have with your[...]

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S3 Episode 5 – Solo parents — raising kids on your own — Parental As Anything ABC Podcast

Around 14 per cent of Australian families have a sole parent. Some parents planned it[...]

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S3 BONUS Episode — Money management for kids — Parental As Anything ABC Podcast

Scary fact: kids learn their money habits at home. So how do you help them[...]

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Tweens, Teens and Phones

In this ‘Maggie Moment’, parenting author, educator and author of the 2020 release “From Boys[...]

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S3 Episode 4 – How to get your kids to do chores — Parental As Anything ABC Podcast

“How many times do I have to ask you to…?” Sound familiar? There are lots[...]

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The scary reality of a teen’s search for identity in a world of socials, selfies and fake news

One of the fundamental biological drivers of adolescence is the search for identity. And let’s[...]

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Top Tips: Best resources for supporting kids with ADHD

We reached out to our online community for their favourite books, online resources and experts[...]

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S3 Episode 3 – How to help kids deal with death and loss — Parental As Anything ABC Podcast

Telling a child someone they love has died will be one of the toughest things[...]