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Giving your kids the greatest gift of all: life skills

Life skills are more important than we might realise. I have had Year 1 teachers[...]

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Best books and resources for supporting kids with anxiety

In March 2017, parenting author and educator Maggie Dent put a post on Facebook asking[...]

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How to Cope with Chaos at Home

In this “Maggie Moment”, popular Australian parenting author, educator and resilience specialist Maggie Dent talks[...]

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Why are we STILL stealing childhood?

As one of Australia’s leading parenting educators I regularly travel the length and breadth of[...]

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Mums of sons: Share your lighter moments

I am currently writing my next book on “Mothering Sons”, and one of the key[...]

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When Parents Separate

This ‘Maggie Moment’ is about supporting children after a separation. Maggie discusses ways of explaining relationship[...]

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Beware the teen tipping point

Helping our teens to cope, conquer and shine Technically adolescence starts well before the age[...]

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Angry Children: Part 2

In this ‘Maggie Moment’ Maggie talks about anger as an emotion. She reframes angry children so we can[...]

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Helping badly behaved students

Recent reports have exposed the alarming impact badly behaved students have in Australian schools, both[...]

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Top Tips for Bedwetting

This PDF contains some useful advice and resources for dealing with bedwetting. Download: Top Tips for[...]

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Support services and helplines for teens

  There are many support services and websites for adolescents who feel they need to[...]

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Best-ever communication tips around teens

After teaching, counselling and living with teens for 40 years, I have worked out some[...]

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Sleep: Night Terrors & Bedwetting

In this “Maggie Moment”, parenting author, educator and resilience specialist Maggie Dent talks about sleep[...]

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Help! We found marijuana in our son’s room

Maggie runs Q&A sessions for members of her online course community. In this session for[...]

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Feeding your child’s passion from the banquet of life

When a child is born all parents hope that s/he will live a meaningful life and[...]

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Children and Screens: Finding the Balance

Is time spent on screens affecting my child’s development? Maggie shares some common-sense ideas for[...]

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When Children Fear Death

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

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We need to talk about the power of touch

In many ways touch has been contaminated by our fear-based world. We have let our[...]