Blog Post Type: Article

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Making kids feel safe in 24/7 bad news cycle

This article was originally published at Essential Kids. Read full report. When I heard the[...]

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Secrets of Successful Teaching-Positive Schools 2016

Maggie wrote for The Positive Times of the Secrets to Successful Teaching following her presentation[...]

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In defence of today’s ‘helicopter’ parents

Over the last couple of months I have been blessed to have been able to[...]

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To praise or not to praise

Over the past couple of weeks I have been immersed in toddler land with my[...]

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Top Tips for Travelling with Toddlers and Babies

Earlier this year, I asked my Facebook community for suggestions on travelling with babies and[...]

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Coping as a sad, absent grandparent

A couple of months ago I wrote this blog about becoming a grandparent for the[...]

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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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The one question mums of sons should ask

As a mother of four sons, a former boys’ basketball coach, counsellor and a secondary[...]

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Why won’t my kids play outside?

It must be annoying for many parents today who hear stories from older folk like[...]

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Raising Awesome Teens in a Chaotic, Sexualised World

with an afterword by Steve Biddulph The story in the media this week about the[...]

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Expectations: a help or a hindrance?

It is that time – that once every four years time where dreams are made[...]

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Why being a mean, loving parent matters

Without a doubt parenting is confusing, challenging, exhausting, fabulous, delightful and amazing, and often all[...]

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The things you don’t realise about being a grandparent

Recently one of my best and longest-serving girlfriends became a grandmother. I am beyond thrilled[...]

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Angry Boys

This article was first published in Kids in the City/Kids on the Coast    Sadly, despite[...]

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Saving our stressed out kids

Samille Mitchell at Inspired Magazine wrote a beautiful profile piece about Maggie, in her lovely[...]

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Being a wise, ‘wonder woman’ teen girl out and about

As our girls get older and want to stretch their wings as adolescence arrives in[...]

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The power of the parental pause

In those tough parenting moments, this secret may be your saving grace, This article was[...]

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Top Tips: List of books on separation & divorce to help kids

One of the mums in our FB community was looking for suggestions for children’s books[...]