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Top Tips for Teens: How to nurture yourself

What Protects and Nurtures You? There are positive, life-affirming ways and life-negating ways of overcoming[...]

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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[...]

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Roosters & Lambs as Teenagers

In this ‘Maggie Moment’, Maggie talks about how temperament may be a factor in how[...]

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When children lose someone they love

In my life before becoming an author I worked around death and dying a lot.[...]

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Teenage Masks

Do you sometimes feel a teen is pretending to be someone they’re not? In this[...]

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HELP! What is wrong with my son’s memory?

Have you had the experience of sending your son off to his bedroom to get[...]

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Maggie’s Message for Dads

Maggie celebrates dads and father figures in the lead-up to Father’s Day in Australia. She offers[...]

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Being a dad in the 21st century

It is a fabulous time to be a father historically, anthropologically and emotionally. The restrictive[...]

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The Teen Tipping Point

In this “Maggie Moment”, Maggie discusses our vulnerable adolescents. She discusses how we all have[...]

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Helping our children become their best selves

I’ve been chatting with many parents and teachers recently about the pressure and angst which[...]

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Raising more optimistic kids

Pessimism can be hard to fight sometimes… here Maggie explores strategies parents can use to[...]

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5 tricky times in boyhood that every parent needs to understand

So often, as parents we find ourselves asking: What’s happening with my boy? Over my[...]

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The gift of a good dog featuring Hugo Walter Dent

In this “Maggie Moment”, Australian parenting author, educator and ‘queen of commonsense’ Maggie Dent speaks[...]

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Today’s parents and teens: the generation chasm

There has always been a generation gap between parents and teens. Things change from one[...]

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Raising hopeful children

It isn’t always so easy, especially if we ourselves are prone to pessimism. In this[...]

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Why I’m glad my sons took up surfing

Pic: The four Dent lads at the Pipeline break, North Shore Hawaii   When I[...]