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Coping with the Corona Chaos

Every parent is worried right now and the anxiety you are feeling is being driven[...]

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Top tips and links for families in isolation

Please note we would recommend you visit any of these sites mentioned on this page[...]

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Why parenting is really all about neuroplasticity

When our precious babies are born, their brains are full of neurons with no connectors.[...]

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Giving your kids the gift of emotional intelligence

Emotions can be so unpredictable and tricky for adults to understand at times, so what[...]

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The truth about poo (not Pooh): what every new parent needs to know

Warning: This is about poo – so if you may be offended please stop reading![...]

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The magic of movement still really matters in our digital world

Early homo sapiens had to move to survive and we are still biologically wired to[...]

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Let’s get creative – it is good for your health and wellbeing!

One of the greatest blessings of having a childhood filled with hours of unstructured play[...]

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There’s a light at the end of the baby/toddler tunnel… I promise!

This article was originally published at Essential Kids. I have been back in toddler land[...]

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Taming the parental busy bug

“Hurry is the enemy of love.” — Steve Biddulph It seems that the more sophisticated[...]

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Please help me with my lazy, unmotivated 18yo son who is stuck on the couch and going nowhere

It has only been in the past few years that I have started to hear[...]

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The one important thing all our kids should learn about

A guest post by Dr Kaylene Henderson Many of us watch on as our children[...]

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A letter to a 21st Century teen: 10 things I want you to know

Dear Teen, There are so many doomsayers and negative voices speaking despairingly about what’s wrong[...]

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Smart parenting: helping your child grow an amazing brain

Maggie wrote for Essential Kids about how we can parent with the brain in mind[...]

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Maggie goes Parental As Anything on RN Drive

On the launch of the new ABC podcast Parental As Anything with Maggie Dent, Maggie[...]

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Managing kids’ screen time at home

Maggie wrote for ABC Life about how we can better manage screens for our kids[...]

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Please teach your sons about ‘the line in the sand’

Raising our sons to be the best expression of themselves — whether they are outgoing,[...]

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Helping teen students with death and loss

Maggie wrote for Teachers Matter magazine on how teachers play a pivotal role in supporting[...]

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Teenage brains are under siege but there are three ways parents can connect

Maggie wrote an analysis piece for the ABC’s news and analysis division on why we[...]