Blog Category: Separation Anxiety

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When Parents are Absent

In this ‘Maggie Moment’, Australian parenting author Maggie Dent offers simple strategies to help families[...]

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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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Sleepytime and Safe’n’Sound free audio tracks

These 2 free audio tracks may be useful to parents who are facing a sleepless[...]

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Ways of connecting with your children or grandchildren when you’re far away

In August 2016, parenting author and educator Maggie Dent put a post on Facebook addressing[...]

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How do you talk to kids about family estrangement? – 9 Things Q&A Oct 2016

As part of one of our regular online course Q&A sessions, parenting author and educator[...]

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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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Top Tips: List of books on separation & divorce to help kids

One of the mums in our FB community was looking for suggestions for children’s books[...]

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Healing our profound wound of human disconnectedness

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

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Childhood stress: Why (and how) we all need to calm down

Increasingly, scientists are linking stress in infancy and childhood to the soaring numbers of people[...]

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Sensitive kids starting school

As school holidays run out faster than the water out of the bath, parents know[...]

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Little boys beginning big school

We have seen some disturbing trends in recent times: Increasing number of 4-6-year-old boys being[...]

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Connecting with kids: building love bridges

In this ‘Maggie Moment’, Maggie talks about how quality time can be a rare commodity for[...]

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Helping Children & Teens with Transitions

Transitioning from one state of being to another is always challenging. As children and adolescents[...]

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Love bridges: Why micro-moments of connection matter

Most parents would never question that they love their children wholeheartedly – even when their little[...]

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10 Tips to Ease Separation Distress

Separation distress or anxiety is quite common and Margot Sunderland in her book, The Science[...]

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Invisible enemy of anxiety a real worry

In the past decade, we’ve seen large numbers of children diagnosed with depression and behavioural[...]

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School Readiness – Helping Parents Decide

This article discusses how teachers can support parents in deciding if children are ready for[...]

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Free Audio Collection

Sleepytime and Safe’n’Sound audio tracks These 2 free audio tracks may be useful to parents[...]