Blog Category: Self-care for Parents

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An inspiring gift for your home

When I shared a post about Max Ehrmann’s beautiful poem Desiderata, we found so many people[...]

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Are you so overwhelmed you’re skating on thin ice?

This article was first published at Essential Kids. Life can have moments when things get[...]

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Maggie’s Message for Dads

Maggie celebrates dads and father figures in the lead-up to Father’s Day in Australia. She offers[...]

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Parenting hacks for a calmer home

This article was first published at Essential Kids. Everywhere I go around Australia parents tell[...]

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The power of words to make a difference at home or school

Name-calling, exclusion and put downs can scar anyone, especially children – that makes sense for[...]

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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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The importance of mums finding a sisterhood

In this ‘Maggie Moment’, one of Australia’s favourite parenting authors talks about the importance of[...]

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Unconditional love poster … my gift to you this Christmas

I want to gift my community this beautiful poster, designed by my graphic designer Kat,[...]

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Soothing mama stress and angst

As a parenting educator I am always monitoring and enquiring of parents what’s happening at[...]

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Defusing your anger as a parent… the Parental Pause

In this video, one of Australia’s favourite parenting authors Maggie Dent, “queen of common sense”,[...]

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Why you’ll never be the perfect parent … and that’s OK

Maggie was interviewed by Huffpost Australia about why perfectionism, comparison and judgement in parenting are[...]

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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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The only three rules that matter: KISS parenting

There are so many parenting styles floating around in the sleep-deprived, chaotic world that is[...]

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Our gift to your household

We invite you to print out these inspiring colourful posters and possibly even frame them[...]

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Finding calm amidst the holiday chaos

Let’s begin by remembering that emotional contagion is real – we are influenced by the[...]

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In defence of today’s ‘helicopter’ parents

Over the last couple of months I have been blessed to have been able to[...]

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Dealing with your anger as a parent

As a parent there are going to be days when you have run out of[...]

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Fathering alone

In this ‘Maggie Moment’, Maggie talks about how fathers who are sole parenting can be[...]