Blog Category: Schooling & Homework

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Should twins be separated at school?

In this ‘Maggie Moment’, Maggie talks about the common practice of separating twins in classes[...]

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Early years education is more than child’s play

This article was first published at Essential Kids. Recently I discovered that in some states, early[...]

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Help! My kid doesn’t want to go to school

In this ‘Maggie Moment’, one of Australia’s favourite parenting authors Maggie Dent discusses the issue[...]

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Helping badly behaved students

Recent reports have exposed the alarming impact badly behaved students have in Australian schools, both[...]

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Leaving high school & joining the school of life: Words of caution & hope

As a former high school teacher I can remember the excitement and unbridled enthusiasm that[...]

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When a teacher consistently finds fault with your child – 9 Things Q&A Oct 2016

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

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The boy who wants to ban homework

8-year-old Perth boy Christian has written to the Prime Minister urging a nationwide ban on[...]

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NAPALM, I mean, NAPLAN

NAPLAN testing in Australia has been implemented for several years now. In this radio interview,[...]

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Coping with test-driven education in early years

In this ‘Maggie moment’ Australian parenting author, educator and resilience specialist Maggie Dent shares her[...]

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The comfort of family ritual

As the end of the year comes hurtling toward us, many of us who celebrate[...]

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6 year old boy fidgety in school – 9 Things Q&A

Maggie responds to a participant question about helping a young boy who is fidgety in school.[...]

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Is homework really good for your kids? – ‘The Daily Edition’

Maggie was invited on to TV show ‘The Daily Edition’ to address the great homework[...]

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In praise of a common-sense revolution

Recently I was listening to a radio interview with a motoring expert, and a listener[...]

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Getting it ‘just right’ with extra-curricular activities

This article was originally published at Essential Kids in August 2015. I was asked this[...]

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Stop stealing childhood in the name of education

In this “Maggie Moment”, Maggie passionately shares her concerns about the ‘push down’ of formalised[...]

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Helping Children who Struggle with School

This article was first published in Parenting Ideas magazine in November/December 2013. More and more in[...]

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Why schools are failing our boys

First published at essentialkids.com.au Boys will be boys, they tell us, but how many of[...]

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Q&A webinar with parents – 3/02/2014

In this 1 hour recording of a live webinar Q&A conducted between Maggie and a[...]