Blog Category: Raising Adolescents

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Maggie talks Parental As Anything on The Fathering Project podcast

Maggie sat down with The Fathering Project to chat about the release of her new[...]

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Low Tox Life Podcast – An hour of parenting with Maggie Dent

Maggie was invited onto the Low Tox Life Podcast with Alexx Stuart to have a[...]

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Parenting in the 21st Century on Babyology’s Feed Play Love podcast

Maggie was interviewed by Shevonne Hunt for Babyology’s Feed Play Love podcast about how parenting has[...]

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S4 Episode 10 – How to talk to kids about miscarriage – Parental As Anything ABC Podcast

Miscarriage remains a taboo topic, with many women delaying the announcement of their pregnancy. So[...]

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S4 Episode 8 – How to talk to kids about news – Parental As Anything ABC Podcast

With bad news available 24/7, if it’s hard for adults to stay optimistic, how are[...]

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S4 Episode 7 – How to talk about suicide with children – Parental As Anything ABC Podcast

Warning: this episode discusses suicide. Suicide is the leading cause of death in Australian children[...]

Book Reviews

To Raise a Boy

To Raise a Boy: Classrooms, Locker Rooms, Bedrooms and the Hidden Struggles of American Boyhood.[...]

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Teen boys are hungry for fathers who can care and connect

“Young males rise to the occasion under the approval of men they respect. As fathers,[...]

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S4 Episode 6 – Kids and Gender – Parental As Anything ABC Podcast

If your child told you they felt more like a boy than a girl, or more like[...]

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Talking boys with the Finding Peace in Parenting Podcast

Maggie joined Rany Moran and Tracey-Anne Oxley, hosts of the Finding Peace in Parenting podcast[...]

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Raising Boys – on the Happy Families podcast

Maggie chatted with Justin and Kylie Coulson (parents to six girls) about raising boys on[...]

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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[...]