Blog Category: Stress

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Colour breathing – Maggie Soother 7

Here’s another “Maggie Soother” for adults and children to use as they adjust to life[...]

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Gentle head hold – Maggie Soother 6

In this “Maggie Soother”, Australian parenting author Maggie Dent shares a simple technique to use[...]

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Round & round the garden – Maggie Soother 5

In this “Maggie Soother”, one of Australia’s favourite parenting authors draws from a childhood nursery[...]

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The power of a SIGH – Maggie Soother 4

This “Maggie Soother” from Australian parenting author Maggie Dent explores the power of SIGHING in[...]

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Helping kids (& us) to fall asleep – Maggie Soother 3

In this “Maggie Soother” from one of Australia’s favourite parenting authors, Maggie talks about how[...]

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Tapping K27 for calm – Maggie Soother 2

In this “Maggie Soother” from one of Australia’s favourite parenting authors, Maggie shows us how[...]

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2020: The Year We Lost Our Normal Easter

Two of the most important times in the calendar year for family connection are often[...]

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Coping with the Corona Chaos

* EDIT: In the original version of  this article, I mentioned that kids with asthma[...]

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#13 – How to help your child manage emotions – Parental As Anything ABC Podcast

Throwing a tantrum, being naughty and bawling their eyes out. Kids often react to situations[...]

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More merry, less mayhem this Christmas

These days there’s a lot of pressure to do everything LARGE including Christmas. In this[...]

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Helping teens thrive – Change Makers

Maggie joined Dannielle Miller to talk with Jacinta Tynan on Sky News’ Change Makers program[...]

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Making your mornings a bit smoother

In this ‘Maggie Moment’, Australia’s ‘queen of common sense parenting’, author and educator Maggie Dent[...]

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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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There’s a light at the end of the baby/toddler tunnel… I promise!

This article was originally published at Essential Kids. I have been back in toddler land[...]

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Taming the parental busy bug

“Hurry is the enemy of love.” — Steve Biddulph It seems that the more sophisticated[...]

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The incredibly simple secret to making mornings in your house more harmonious

A guest post by Allison Davies I am definitely a crabby Mum first thing in[...]

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The very real challenges of mothering in the 21st Century

Recently I have had some conversations with mums who have had children up to 15[...]

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Become an energy detective for your child

Every parent will struggle at times to maintain their energy levels in order to keep[...]