Blog Category: Posts for Parents

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Maggie on Fitzy & Wippa

Maggie joined Nova Sydney’s breakfast team Fitzy, Wippa and Sarah (parents of 6 boys and[...]

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From Boys to Men on Sunrise

Maggie joined Sam and Kochie from Sunrise to chat about her new book From Boys[...]

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Why our tween and teen boys need a safe adult tribe

All tweens and teens benefit from having a safe circle of grownups somewhere in their[...]

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Forgetful boys

In this “Maggie Moment”, Australian parenting author, educator and host of the ABC Parental As[...]

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#23 – What’s it like to be a modern dad? — Parental As Anything ABC Podcast

We get it dads. You’re sick of people who say you’re ‘babysitting’ when you look[...]

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Top Tips: Some Moments of Lightness

One of my all time worst brain farts… I was shopping in Woolies with one[...]

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Helping kids deal with lockdown second time around

As many families were faced with another period of extended lockdown, Maggie wrote for Essential[...]

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Grandparenting in the 21st Century

In this “Maggie Moment”, Australian parenting author, educator and very grateful grandmother Maggie Dent talks[...]

Understanding teen boys’ anger

Let’s be honest. We all get angry at times and that is because it is[...]

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The Road to Resilience

Maggie spoke to Rachel Cram on the Family 360 Podcast in a two-part show on[...]

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How to create family rituals & why they matter

In this “Maggie Moment”, parenting author, educator and host of the ABC podcast Parental As[...]

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Helping boys understand loss and death

Even as adults we find significant loss experiences of any kind hurt. So we can[...]

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Why parenting is all about neuroplasticity

Maggie spoke with Shevonne Hunt for Babyology’s Feed Play Love podcast about one of her[...]

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Recovery and parenting through a pandemic – Smiling Mind podcast

As a proud ambassador for Smiling Mind, Maggie was delighted to join their CEO Dr[...]

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Parenting on the same page

In this ‘Maggie Moment’ parenting author and educator Maggie Dent talks about parenting on the[...]

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Schools key to our kids’ recovery: Why the 3 Cs count before grades

I am writing this blog not in my usual role as a parenting author and[...]

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#22 – How to talk to your kids about sex and consent — Parental As Anything ABC Podcast

If you don’t talk to your children about sex, it won’t be long before someone[...]

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How to help your kids stop fighting at times of high stress

Maggie wrote for ABC Life about the challenges that the recent isolation during COVID-19 has[...]