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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[...]

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The world needs more kindness warriors

In this age of selfies, Insta updates, over sharing and an incredible fascination with image,[...]

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The incredibly simple secret to making mornings in your house more harmonious

A guest post by Allison Davies I am definitely a crabby Mum first thing in[...]

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The very real challenges of mothering in the 21st Century

Recently I have had some conversations with mums who have had children up to 15[...]

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How to raise our boys with character

… or rather How to raise our boys with character, who will care about themselves,[...]

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Become an energy detective for your child

Every parent will struggle at times to maintain their energy levels in order to keep[...]

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The exciting and often terrifying paradox of parenting

One of the most fabulous things about being a grandmother is that I get to[...]

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Why we must prioritise play for today’s children and why we need to do it NOW

I have been writing and speaking about the importance of play in childhood for a[...]

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An inspiring gift for your home

When I shared a post about Max Ehrmann’s beautiful poem Desiderata, we found so many people[...]