Blog Tag: adolescence

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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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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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Why we need to teach our teens how to handle stress

This article was first published at Essential Kids. Stress is something we, as adults, are all[...]

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You thought toddlers were tough? Teens are like toddlers with hormones

In the leadup to her Masterclass — Raising Teens, bringing together some of Australia’s leading[...]

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Beware the teen tipping point

Helping our teens to cope, conquer and shine Technically adolescence starts well before the age[...]

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Help! We found marijuana in our son’s room

Maggie runs Q&A sessions for members of her online course community. In this session for[...]

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Surviving the first week of high school

As a former high school teacher, year coordinator and counsellor — as well as a[...]

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Teen girl excluded at school

As part of one of our regular online course Q&A sessions, Maggie responded to a[...]

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Moody Teen or a Real Worry?

In this ‘Maggie Moment’, Australian parenting author and educator Maggie Dent talks about how to[...]

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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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Dear mums of smelly, unmotivated, lazy, moody and confused 14-year-old boys

“The problem I am having is with my 14-year-old son who does not apply himself[...]

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Boys & Mums: the tween years (Part 2 of 2)

In this ‘Maggie Moment’, Maggie talks about parenting boys as they approach their adolescence. Maggie[...]

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Helping your teen girl with volatile emotions

I once shared an article on Facebook written by Susan Stiffelman called Why Is My[...]

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Teaching with the teen brain in mind

Over the past 15 years there has been a massive outpouring of research that explores[...]

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Boys & Mums: the tween years (Part 1 of 2)

In this ‘Maggie Moment’, Maggie talks about the challenges for mums raising boys in the[...]

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Teen Boys & Gaming: The 10 Agreements for Healthy Balance

Recently a mum of 15-year-old boy came up and asked me a frequently asked question:[...]

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Helping our teen girls shine

I often have mums of teen girls speak to me about how worried they are about[...]

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The Lost Hour of Sleep for Adolescents & Young Kids

In this “Maggie Moment”, Maggie discusses how today’s children and young adults have lost one[...]