Blog Category: Posts for Parents

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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[...]

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When kids won’t stop whining

In this “Maggie Moment”, one of Australia’s favourite parenting authors Maggie Dent discusses how to[...]

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How to raise our boys with character

… or rather How to raise our boys with character, who will care about themselves,[...]

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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[...]

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The exciting and often terrifying paradox of parenting

One of the most fabulous things about being a grandmother is that I get to[...]

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Separation anxiety & starting school

In this ‘Maggie moment’, Australian parenting author and queen of common sense, Maggie Dent talks[...]

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Why we must prioritise play for today’s children and why we need to do it NOW

I have been writing and speaking about the importance of play in childhood for a[...]

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An inspiring gift for your home

When I shared a post about Max Ehrmann’s beautiful poem Desiderata, we found so many people[...]

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Top Tips for Caring Communication with Teens

The task of ‘lighthouses’ is to help young people find their unique strengths and weaknesses,[...]

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Why emotional turmoil in adolescence is normal

I care deeply about young people and have done since I too was a moody,[...]

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Should twins be separated at school?

In this ‘Maggie Moment’, Maggie talks about the common practice of separating twins in classes[...]