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When children lose someone they love

In my life before becoming an author I worked around death and dying a lot.[...]

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Raising Boys With Love: ABC Conversations 2018

Maggie joined Sarah Kanowski from ABC Conversations to chat about what it’s like to raise[...]

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Speaking our boys’ language

Maggie joined the Weekend Sunrise team to talk about her new book, “Mothering Our Boys”[...]

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HELP! What is wrong with my son’s memory?

Have you had the experience of sending your son off to his bedroom to get[...]

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What dads offer their sons and daughters

Maggie chatted to Little Rockers Radio about the important role that fathers play in raising[...]

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Managing the elephant in the classroom: stress & anxiety

Maggie wrote for the Australian Education Reporter about what is causing anxiety and stress for[...]

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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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Being a dad in the 21st century

It is a fabulous time to be a father historically, anthropologically and emotionally. The restrictive[...]

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The Teen Tipping Point

In this “Maggie Moment”, Maggie discusses our vulnerable adolescents. She discusses how we all have[...]

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Helping our children become their best selves

I’ve been chatting with many parents and teachers recently about the pressure and angst which[...]

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Boys, Schools and the change that is needed

Maggie writes for Australian Education Reporter on what change is needed in our schools to[...]

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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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Raising more optimistic kids

Pessimism can be hard to fight sometimes… here Maggie explores strategies parents can use to[...]

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5 tricky times in boyhood that every parent needs to understand

So often, as parents we find ourselves asking: What’s happening with my boy? Over my[...]

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Mums raising boys to be good men

Maggie chatted with Shevonne Hunt from Kinderling Kids Radio about how mums in particular can[...]

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The gift of a good dog featuring Hugo Walter Dent

In this “Maggie Moment”, Australian parenting author, educator and ‘queen of commonsense’ Maggie Dent speaks[...]

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Today’s parents and teens: the generation chasm

There has always been a generation gap between parents and teens. Things change from one[...]