Blog Post Type: Article

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Top Tips for Caring Communication with Teens

The task of ‘lighthouses’ is to help young people find their unique strengths and weaknesses,[...]

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Why emotional turmoil in adolescence is normal

I care deeply about young people and have done since I too was a moody,[...]

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The 5 things your son isn’t telling you

Maggie wrote a short piece for Essential Kids on things your son doesn’t tell you:[...]

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When children lose someone they love

In my life before becoming an author I worked around death and dying a lot.[...]

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Does your son need more time before he starts school?

Essential Kids published an extract from Maggie’s new book, Mothering Our Boys, on making the[...]

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Minimising toy clutter

Maggie spoke to ABC life about how to minimise expenditure (and clutter) around toys in[...]

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HELP! What is wrong with my son’s memory?

Have you had the experience of sending your son off to his bedroom to get[...]

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Managing the elephant in the classroom: stress & anxiety

Maggie wrote for the Australian Education Reporter about what is causing anxiety and stress for[...]

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Are you so overwhelmed you’re skating on thin ice?

This article was first published at Essential Kids. Life can have moments when things get[...]

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Being a dad in the 21st century

It is a fabulous time to be a father historically, anthropologically and emotionally. The restrictive[...]

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Helping our children become their best selves

I’ve been chatting with many parents and teachers recently about the pressure and angst which[...]

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The 4 biggest myths about boys – Maggie speaks to Kinderling Radio

Kinderling Kids Radio recently published a blog on the biggest 4 myths about boys following[...]

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Boys, Schools and the change that is needed

Maggie writes for Australian Education Reporter on what change is needed in our schools to[...]

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Parenting hacks for a calmer home

This article was first published at Essential Kids. Everywhere I go around Australia parents tell[...]

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5 tricky times in boyhood that every parent needs to understand

So often, as parents we find ourselves asking: What’s happening with my boy? Over my[...]

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Today’s parents and teens: the generation chasm

There has always been a generation gap between parents and teens. Things change from one[...]

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Early years education is more than child’s play

This article was first published at Essential Kids. Recently I discovered that in some states, early[...]

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Why I’m glad my sons took up surfing

Pic: The four Dent lads at the Pipeline break, North Shore Hawaii When I grew[...]