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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[...]

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Maggie Dent on how to respond to backchat – ABC radio

Maggie chats to ABC Perth about how we might respond when our kids dish out[...]

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Raising hopeful children

It isn’t always so easy, especially if we ourselves are prone to pessimism. In this[...]

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Why I’m glad my sons took up surfing

Pic: The four Dent lads at the Pipeline break, North Shore Hawaii When I grew[...]

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Kids’ Backchat & Rudeness

In this month’s ‘Maggie moment’, one of Australia’s favourite parenting authors Maggie Dent discusses strategies[...]

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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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The power of one-on-one

This article was first published at Essential Kids. Last year a mother came to chat[...]

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Help! My kid doesn’t want to go to school

In this ‘Maggie Moment’, one of Australia’s favourite parenting authors Maggie Dent discusses the issue[...]

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OMG What WAS he thinking?

Over the last 40 years as a teacher, counsellor, parent, aunty and friend I have[...]

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The Teen Mask in the Classroom

Maggie wrote for Teachers Matter magazine about ‘Understanding Why Teens Wear a Mask and What it is[...]

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Siblings of Children with Additional Needs

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

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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,[...]