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Stop Stealing Childhood

Maggie wrote about her concerns about the push-down of formalised education into early years’ for[...]

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10 Tips to Ease Separation Distress

Separation distress or anxiety is quite common and Margot Sunderland in her book, The Science[...]

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Creating a safe place for today’s adolescents

According to the Mission Australia Youth Survey 2019, the top four concerns for young people[...]

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Creating Your Own Life

Before I explore empowerment – which is what I plan to cover in this article[...]

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Schoolyard Violence a Symptom of Modern Teenage Life

This opinion piece ran in The Courier-Mail in September 2009. This week we have heard[...]

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The Truth Letter Exercise

Sometimes we can resolve issues with people by writing an honest letter to them –[...]

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Submission to Government to Stop Stealing Childhood in the Name of Education

The attached PDF is adapted from a submission originally made on 11 October 2013 to office[...]

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Strategies to help your child deal with big feelings

A book I’ve been reading recently is The Whole Brain Child: revolutionary strategies to nurture your[...]

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The Nightmare of Adolescent Sleep

“One clear casualty of sleep deprivation is learning. That’s a tragedy—a recent tragedy.” — Professor[...]

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Building Connectedness in the Classroom

Maggie wrote for the Positive Times about the best-kept secret to exceptional education — relationship.[...]

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Adolescent Stress

In my book, Saving our Adolescents (2010), I wrote that I was concerned that today’s[...]

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Why stickers, treats and ‘tificates don’t work (much)

When I was an undergrad at The University of Western Australia (UWA) I did Psychology[...]

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Why Women Shouldn’t Always Leave Themselves the Burnt Chop

I have met so many interesting and weary grown-ups lately. I put a beautiful picture[...]

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Alcohol & Adolescents

I once spoke at a State Rotary conference in Busselton, West Australia and one of[...]

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Sibling Rivalry

It is such a hot potato – no matter how many books parents read, no[...]

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Winning the war on hugs

In the wake of news that a WA school had given a 12-year-old girl detention[...]

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Keeping a balance in our classrooms

Just last week I watched a toddler massively engaged in an iPad at an airport.[...]

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Invisible enemy of anxiety a real worry

In the past decade, we’ve seen large numbers of children diagnosed with depression and behavioural[...]