Blog Post Type: Article

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Let’s Take it Slow: The Importance of a Go-Slow Childhood

Stress is a new challenge to children’s health and social wellbeing in our modern world.[...]

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Taming the teen stress monster

For many of our teens one thing is certain: stress levels are set to rise[...]

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21 Things I Wish I had Known as a New Teacher

In this article for Teachers Matter (Issue 28, 2015), Maggie wrote about what she wished[...]

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Why are we so frightened of big emotions that are incredibly normal?

I occasionally get emails from worried parents who have children who have begun boarding school, especially[...]

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What’s with all the angry kids?

This article was originally published at Essential Kids. As an author and parenting educator I[...]

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Why our children’s ability to think deeply is suffering

I want to chat about thinking. When I explore my building block about life skills[...]

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Back to Basics Parenting – Offspring Magazine

Nicole Cox from Offspring Magazine has written a great piece about Maggie and her new book 9[...]

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The 3 Rs to family happiness: resilience, routine & relaxation

It’s something that’s easy to forget or hold on to in our busy lives, but[...]

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Expectations and the inconvenient truth of parenting

One of the chapters in my book 9 Things: A back to basics guide to calm, common-sense,[...]

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Why iPad playgrounds are a bad idea for shops and kids

This article was first published at Essential Kids. Can modern childhood get any more weird?[...]

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The shift back to nature play – it’s happening!

Many of you know of my passionate commitment to outside play in our homes, schools[...]

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Expectations vs Real Life

Recently I read an article on The Conversation about labels, written by postdoctoral research fellow[...]

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Love bridges: Why micro-moments of connection matter

Most parents would never question that they love their children wholeheartedly – even when their little[...]

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Teen drinking

Good Health magazine sought Maggie’s opinion for an article they were publishing on teens and[...]

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Our resistance to rest

I know I am like many of you when it comes to taking some rest[...]

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Boys, Boys, Boys – Feature article

On the eve of the release of her new book, 9 Things: A back-to-basics guide[...]

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8 ways to nurture friendships in our schools

“We’ll be friends forever, won’t we, Pooh?” asked Piglet. “Even longer,” Pooh answered. ― A.A.[...]

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Accidents happen and so they should!

A very good friend of mine shared a funny story one day about her young[...]