Blog Category: Posts for Parents

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Let’s get creative – it is good for your health and wellbeing!

One of the greatest blessings of having a childhood filled with hours of unstructured play[...]

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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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Raising rooster children: Parenting Without Power Struggles podcast

Maggie often refers to children’s temperaments as them being somewhere on the ‘rooster’ and ‘lamb’[...]

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Episode 9 – How to raise girls – Parental As Anything ABC Podcast

In this episode, Maggie talks with Steve Biddulph — one of Australia’s foremost experts on[...]

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Episode 8 – How to raise a resilient child – Parental As Anything ABC Podcast

You want your kids to be able to handle the unexpected challenges life throws at[...]

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Instant calm: the secret of the ‘tickle spot’

You may have heard Maggie talk about the ‘tickle point’ and its amazing capacity to[...]

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Parents need our kindness, not judgement

In this month’s ‘Maggie Moment’ one of Australia’s most-loved parenting author calls for more kindness[...]

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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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Episode 7 – Homework — how to manage the load – ABC Podcast

Six hours in the classroom, then music practice and sport. Daily homework is a pain[...]

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Please help me with my lazy, unmotivated 18yo son who is stuck on the couch and going nowhere

It has only been in the past few years that I have started to hear[...]

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When Boys Muck Up

In this ‘Maggie Moment’ author of the bestselling 2018 book “Mothering Our Boys”, Maggie Dent[...]

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When Kids Constantly Say No

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

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A letter to a 21st Century teen: 10 things I want you to know

Dear Teen, There are so many doomsayers and negative voices speaking despairingly about what’s wrong[...]

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Please teach your sons about ‘the line in the sand’

Raising our sons to be the best expression of themselves — whether they are outgoing,[...]

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Supporting Children Who’ve Been Diagnosed with Chronic Illness

In this video blog, one of Australia’s favourite parenting authors – and mum of four[...]

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The world needs more kindness warriors

In this age of selfies, Insta updates, over sharing and an incredible fascination with image,[...]

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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[...]