Blog Category: Raising Boys

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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,[...]

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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,[...]

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

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

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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 5 – Bedwetting – Parental As Anything ABC Podcast

Getting up in the dead of night to change wet sheets — only for them[...]

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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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S4 Episode 1 – How to be a good parent — Parental As Anything ABC Podcast

Have you ever Googled ‘how to be a good parent’? You’re not alone — it’s[...]