Blog Category: Schooling & Homework

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Another new normal: back to school after isolation

Maggie wrote for Essential Kids on the ‘new normal’ kids will be getting used to[...]

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#17 – How to home school – Parental As Anything ABC Podcast

Coronavirus has meant parents across Australia have had to slip into a role they never[...]

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Top tips and links for families in isolation

Please note we would recommend you visit any of these sites mentioned on this page[...]

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What’s wrong with how we’re educating 5-year-olds?

In the wake of a 50% increase over 5 years in the number of young[...]

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Boys and After-school Meltdowns

In this ‘Maggie Moment’, Maggie talks about how to navigate after-school meltdowns in young children,[...]

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#7 – Homework — how to manage the load – Parental As Anything ABC Podcast

Six hours in the classroom, then music practice and sport. Daily homework is a pain[...]

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Anxiety around testing is normal

Maggie spoke with Tom Elliott from 3AW’s Drive program about anxiety around testing, why our[...]

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Why we must prioritise play for today’s children and why we need to do it NOW

I have been writing and speaking about the importance of play in childhood for a[...]

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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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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.[...]