Blog Category: Raising Girls

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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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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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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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Bringing mindfulness home: tips for parents

As a proud ambassador of meditation app Smiling Mind, Maggie wrote about how to create[...]

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Giving your kids the greatest gift of all: life skills

Life skills are more important than we might realise. I have had Year 1 teachers[...]

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Teen girl excluded at school

As part of one of our regular online course Q&A sessions, Maggie responded to a[...]

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Creating risk in a risk-averse society: ABC Nightlife

Maggie joined one of the longest-running national ABC radio programs, Nightlife, to discuss why risk[...]

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Let’s talk about sex

Maggie spoke with Gill-O on ABC Perth Afternoons about when the right time is to[...]

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To praise or not to praise

Over the past couple of weeks I have been immersed in toddler land with my[...]

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Anxious kids, worried parents

ABC Perth’s Gillian O’Shaughnessy hosted a one-hour forum on anxiety in childhood, featuring Maggie and[...]

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Raising Awesome Teens in a Chaotic, Sexualised World

with an afterword by Steve Biddulph The story in the media this week about the[...]

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Expectations: a help or a hindrance?

It is that time – that once every four years time where dreams are made[...]

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The ‘birds and the bees’

Cushla Travers from ABC Kimberley spoke with Maggie to get some important advice on how to[...]

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Being a wise, ‘wonder woman’ teen girl out and about

As our girls get older and want to stretch their wings as adolescence arrives in[...]

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Let’s stop telling our kids to ‘hurry up’

Maggie joined Steve Murphy from Power FM (South Australia) to talk about the importance of[...]

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Suicide Prevention: Healing The Wound of Disconnectedness

The latest suicide figures from the ABS are alarming, worrying and hide a world full[...]

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Helping your teen girl with volatile emotions

I once shared an article on Facebook written by Susan Stiffelman called Why Is My[...]