Blog Category: Raising Adolescents

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What drives adolescents?

In this “’Maggie Moment”’, Maggie discusses the biological drivers of adolescence –– things that are[...]

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Living with Adolescents

In this “Maggie Moment”, Maggie talks about living with adolescents as they journey on the[...]

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Taming the teen stress monster

For many of our teens one thing is certain: stress levels are set to rise[...]

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Why are we so frightened of big emotions that are incredibly normal?

I occasionally get emails from worried parents who have children who have begun boarding school, especially[...]

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Taming the Stress Monster Handout

A downloadable handout relating to Maggie’s seminar: Taming the Stress Monster in Adolescence: Silence, Stillness[...]

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Teen drinking

Good Health magazine sought Maggie’s opinion for an article they were publishing on teens and[...]

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Friendless teens

I normally use the word adolescence when writing about the transition stage from child to[...]

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Free webinar: Living with Adolescents Q&A with Maggie

In this free webinar, Maggie took parents’ questions about living with adolescents. Maggie talked about: dealing with a[...]

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Creating a safe place for today’s adolescents

According to the Mission Australia Youth Survey 2019, the top four concerns for young people[...]

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Creating Your Own Life

Before I explore empowerment – which is what I plan to cover in this article[...]

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The Nightmare of Adolescent Sleep

“One clear casualty of sleep deprivation is learning. That’s a tragedy—a recent tragedy.” — Professor[...]

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Adolescent Stress

In my book, Saving our Adolescents (2010), I wrote that I was concerned that today’s[...]

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Alcohol & Adolescents

I once spoke at a State Rotary conference in Busselton, West Australia and one of[...]

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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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Adolescence Unplugged Part 1

Part One of a two-part series published in Spectrum magazine, this article explores what is[...]

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Adolescence Unplugged Part 2

Part two of a two-part series (Part 1) on understanding and engaging with adolescents, published[...]

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Free Audio Collection

Sleepytime and Safe’n’Sound audio tracks These 2 free audio tracks may be useful to parents[...]

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The post high-school hole

Maggie spoke with Karl Stefanovic from TODAY about the risks of young people falling into[...]