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Nurturing the inner world of our children and teens

Many years ago, a 16-year-old student shared with me a story that left an indelible[...]

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Death of a beloved pet

In this month’s ‘Maggie Moment’, parenting author and educator Maggie Dent talks about how to[...]

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Teen Boys and Anger

In this “Maggie Moment” one of Australia’s favourite parenting authors and dedicated boy champions Maggie[...]

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More concern around consent training for teens to avoid more harm

**Warning: This article contains descriptions of sexual assault.** Schools around Australia are no doubt scrambling[...]

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Why we need much more than consent training in our schools to stop sexual assault

Warning: This article discusses sexual assault and uses sexual terms.  One of the main reasons[...]

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Why Teens Don’t Like to Leave their Comfort Zone

Do you have a teen who finds it hard to spread their wings and leave[...]

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The importance of being heard

I have spent some time recently reflecting and pondering on the last 44 years. Since[...]

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Transitioning to Big School

Do you have a little one who’s heading off to big school, or has just[...]

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The real value in pretend play

“Babies create hypotheses, test them and then relentlessly appraise their findings with the vigour of[...]

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The real truth about transitioning into pre-primary in Western Australia

“Children who are pushed too much, too soon, have a much higher chance of struggling[...]

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Navigating Christmas 2020

In this “Maggie Moment”, Maggie shares some suggestions to help all of us in the[...]

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Raising the rooster-orchid child

For those who are not familiar with my work, I often talk about the differences[...]

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Top Tips: Resources for supporting kids with autism

With the help of our online community, we’ve compiled an extensive list of resources to[...]

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How to create a boy tribe

In this “Maggie Moment” from one of Australia’s favourite parenting authors and educators Maggie Dent[...]

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Helping our kids master disappointment

Hasn’t 2020 been a year full of disappointment?! From loss of job opportunities, travel opportunities,[...]

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Tweens, Teens and Phones

In this ‘Maggie Moment’, parenting author, educator and author of the 2020 release “From Boys[...]

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The scary reality of a teen’s search for identity in a world of socials, selfies and fake news

One of the fundamental biological drivers of adolescence is the search for identity. And let’s[...]

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Top Tips: Best resources for supporting kids with ADHD

We reached out to our online community for their favourite books, online resources and experts[...]