Blog Category: Raising Boys


Why Maggie does what she does – The Innovators Diary podcast

Maggie had a great chat on the Innovators Diary podcast about how she does what[...]


Parental As Anything – from play to resilience and loss on Family 360 podcast

To celebrate Maggie’s book Parental As Anything coming out in print in the UK and[...]


S4 Episode 12 – Parenting Children with ADHD – Parental As Anything ABC Podcast

Is your child fidgety, impulsive or finds it hard to stay focused? Have you ever[...]


Maggie on the Great Australian Lives podcast

Maggie joined journalist Laura Turner for a long chat on 3AW’s Great Australian Lives podcast.[...]


S4 Episode 11 – Parenting Autistic Children – Parental As Anything ABC Podcast

One in 70 people in Australia is autistic, so chances are you’ve had an experience[...]


Fussy eating in under 5s

In this “Maggie Moment”, one of Australia’s favourite parenting authors and host of the ABC[...]


Maggie’s anxiety toolkit – a chat with This Glorious Mess (Big Kids)

Anxiety is one of the biggest topics plaguing parents today. In discussing her new book,[...]


Roosters & Lambs: The Parenting Theory Maggie Swears By – a chat with This Glorious Mess

In your family would you say your kids are roosters or lambs? Or better yet,[...]


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[...]


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[...]


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[...]


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[...]


The beautiful truth about ‘favourites’ for boys and men.

Disclaimer: Gender is more fluid than fixed and while respecting biological, neurological and hormonal differences[...]


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[...]


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

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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,[...]


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[...]