Blog Category: Social Skills & Friendship Issues

Top Tips: Best reads on teaching children kindness

Picture books and story books are a wonderful way to teach kindness. I shared this[...]

Top Tips: Best reads on enhancing empathy in our children

In August 2017, Maggie shared this list compiled by TINYBOP.com of books to spark conversations[...]

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Fragile boy friendships and why they matter so much

How we can help our boys be good mates. In my life from my own[...]

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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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Helping badly behaved students

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

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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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Help with your teens

Maggie talked to 720 ABC Perth’s Saturday Breakfast about what really worries today’s 12 to[...]

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Hitting, biting and other parenting challenges

In this ‘Maggie Moment’, Maggie Dent talks about challenging childhood behaviours. Maggie looks at what[...]

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Horror movies, GTA and other parents’ boundaries

I recently received a message from a mum of a 7-year-old who was concerned about[...]

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When kids are mean: relational aggression

In this ‘Maggie Moment’, Maggie talks about what to do when your child has been[...]

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Helping children to make friends

Maggie urges parents to see their children’s behaviour through a child’s eyes.[...]

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Fairness and Kindness

In this “’Maggie Moment”’, Maggie talks about the importance of instilling in our children a[...]

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Let’s Take it Slow: The Importance of a Go-Slow Childhood

Stress is a new challenge to children’s health and social wellbeing in our modern world.[...]

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8 ways to nurture friendships in our schools

“We’ll be friends forever, won’t we, Pooh?” asked Piglet. “Even longer,” Pooh answered. ― A.A.[...]

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Friendless teens

I normally use the word adolescence when writing about the transition stage from child to[...]

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The fun, fickle and fragile world of children’s friendships

“‘We’ll be friends forever, won’t we, Pooh?’ asked Piglet. ‘Even longer,’ Pooh answered.” ― A.A.[...]

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Free webinar: Living with Adolescents Q&A with Maggie

In this free webinar, Maggie took parents’ questions about living with adolescents. Maggie talked about: dealing with a[...]

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Bullying: It takes a mindless society to raise a heartless bully

The Rigby Report on bullying in Queensland schools released last week (April 2010) suggests that[...]