Blog Category: Raising Boys

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Tackling stereotypes and raising good men

ABC Radio National’s Life Matters program chatted to Maggie about her new book, Mothering Our[...]

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Does your son need more time before he starts school?

Essential Kids published an extract from Maggie’s new book, Mothering Our Boys, on making the[...]

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Mothering our boys in challenging times

Maggie chatted to the panel on The Daily Edition about her new book, on masculinity[...]

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Speaking our boys’ language

Maggie joined the Weekend Sunrise team to talk about her new book, “Mothering Our Boys”[...]

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HELP! What is wrong with my son’s memory?

Have you had the experience of sending your son off to his bedroom to get[...]

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What dads offer their sons and daughters

Maggie chatted to Little Rockers Radio about the important role that fathers play in raising[...]

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Raising boys to become good men with Steve Biddulph

Maggie and Steve Biddulph joined Weekend Sunrise to discuss a common-sense approach to raising boys[...]

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Being a dad in the 21st century

It is a fabulous time to be a father historically, anthropologically and emotionally. The restrictive[...]

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5 tricky times in boyhood that every parent needs to understand

So often, as parents we find ourselves asking: What’s happening with my boy? Over my[...]

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Mums raising boys to be good men

Maggie chatted with Shevonne Hunt from Kinderling Kids Radio about how mums in particular can[...]

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Why I’m glad my sons took up surfing

Pic: The four Dent lads at the Pipeline break, North Shore Hawaii When I grew[...]

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OMG What WAS he thinking?

Over the last 40 years as a teacher, counsellor, parent, aunty and friend I have[...]

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Twelve top tips for those in toddler land

I have revisited toddler land over the holidays with three little grandies under 3 –[...]

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10 Things Every Parent Needs to Know

A guest post from Dr Justin Coulson Wouldn’t it be great if parents really only[...]

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When fathers are tough, inflexible and unloving.

Over time I have been asked many times by mums about what they can do[...]

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Teen safety (without suffocation)–Understanding Boys

Maggie spoke with Harb Gill from the Understanding Boys blog about how to keep your teen sons[...]

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Fragile boy friendships and why they matter so much

How we can help our boys be good mates. In my life from my own[...]

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Important information re starting age for pre-primary in WA

Over the last seven years – at an increasing rate each year – I have[...]