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Twelve top tips for those in toddler land

I have revisited toddler land over the holidays with three little grandies under 3 –[...]


The importance of mums finding a sisterhood

In this ‘Maggie Moment’, one of Australia’s favourite parenting authors talks about the importance of[...]


Getting little ones ready for big school

Most academics and early years experts prefer to reframe “readiness” to mean transitioning into the[...]

Top Tips: Best reads on teaching children kindness

Picture books and story books are a wonderful way to teach kindness. I shared this[...]

Top Tips: Podcasts & audio stuff for kids

Podcasts and audio books remove the visual impact while enjoying the magic of the spoken[...]


10 Things Every Parent Needs to Know

A guest post from Dr Justin Coulson Wouldn’t it be great if parents really only[...]


8 Simple Strategies to Prevent Your Child’s Techno-Tantrums

A guest post by Dr Kristy Goodwin Many parents today have endured their child’s techno-tantrums[...]


Worried your child is an attention seeker? Here’s the real truth.

A guest post by Dr Vanessa Lapointe As a child psychologist, I often hear from[...]


Tips for Step Parents – Part 1

In this ‘Maggie Moment’, Australia’s ‘queen of common sense’ discusses how to have a cohesive[...]


When fathers are tough, inflexible and unloving.

Over time I have been asked many times by mums about what they can do[...]


Sensitive Kids

In this ‘Maggie Moment’, Australian parenting author, educator and resilience specialist Maggie Dent talks about[...]


Soothing mama stress and angst

As a parenting educator I am always monitoring and enquiring of parents what’s happening at[...]

Top Tips: Best reads on enhancing empathy in our children

In August 2017, Maggie shared this list compiled by of books to spark conversations[...]


When Parents are Absent

In this ‘Maggie Moment’, Australian parenting author Maggie Dent offers simple strategies to help families[...]


Raising other people’s children

Parenting is one of the most important and at times difficult journeys that an adult[...]


Fragile boy friendships and why they matter so much

How we can help our boys be good mates. In my life from my own[...]


Defusing your anger as a parent… the Parental Pause

In this video, one of Australia’s favourite parenting authors Maggie Dent, “queen of common sense”,[...]


Dealing with sibling rivalry – Part 2

Maggie talks about the challenge of sibling rivalry, why sibling rivalry is biologically normal, how[...]