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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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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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Seeking special places – Maggie Soother 17

In this ‘Maggie Soother’, Maggie talks about the power of special places in automatically making[...]

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Casting worries aside – Maggie Soother 16

In this “Maggie Soother”, parenting author Maggie Dent talks about a process that she used[...]

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Fill your house with fun, happy memories – Maggie Soother 15

In this “Maggie Soother”, Maggie suggests an activity for the whole family — finding and[...]

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The magic of the ‘tickle spot’ – Maggie Soother 14

Maggie shares the magical tickle spot with us – the point high on our back[...]

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Soft toys – Maggie Soother 13

In this “Maggie Soother”, parenting author Maggie Dent reminds us that soft toys are very[...]

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Helping high-energy kids be calm – Maggie Soother 12

In this “Maggie Soother”, one of Australia’s favourite parenting authors talks about the fact that[...]

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The power of lightness & laughter – Maggie Soother 11

In this “Maggie Soother”, parenting author Maggie Dent reminds us of the power of bringing[...]

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Gentle Steps to Recovery

As flattening the curve is happening across parts of the world and particularly in Australia[...]

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Some words for motherless mothers

In this “Maggie Moment” from parenting author and educator Maggie Dent, she shares a special[...]

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Creating an imaginary protector – Maggie Soother 10

In this “Maggie Soother”, parenting author Maggie Dent talks about the power of the imagination[...]

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Soothing yourself with warmth – Maggie Soother 9

In this “Maggie Soother”, Maggie Dent talks about how warmth helps us feel calmer. She[...]

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A parental pause – Maggie Soother 8

Are you feeling a bit triggered at times as you all live in close quarters[...]

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Colour breathing – Maggie Soother 7

Here’s another “Maggie Soother” for adults and children to use as they adjust to life[...]

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Gentle head hold – Maggie Soother 6

In this “Maggie Soother”, Australian parenting author Maggie Dent shares a simple technique to use[...]