Blog Tag: anxiety & fear

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The one important thing all our kids should learn about

A guest post by Dr Kaylene Henderson Many of us watch on as our children[...]

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Tips for busting phobias & fears for frightened children

This article was original published at Essential Kids. It is normal for many young children[...]

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Bringing mindfulness home: tips for parents

As a proud ambassador of meditation app Smiling Mind, Maggie wrote about how to create[...]

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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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Anxious kids, worried parents

ABC Perth’s Gillian O’Shaughnessy hosted a one-hour forum on anxiety in childhood, featuring Maggie and[...]

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Childhood stress: Why (and how) we all need to calm down

Increasingly, scientists are linking stress in infancy and childhood to the soaring numbers of people[...]

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Sensitive kids starting school

As school holidays run out faster than the water out of the bath, parents know[...]

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Connecting with kids: building love bridges

In this ‘Maggie Moment’, Maggie talks about how quality time can be a rare commodity for[...]

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Maggie talks with the Hands Free Mama herself

Few people articulate the challenges and gifts of mothering better than Rachel Macy Stafford. The[...]

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Helping children with death and loss

In this “Maggie Moment”, Maggie offers some tips to help children cope with loss, in[...]

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Helping Anxious Children

In this “Maggie Moment”, we talk about anxiety in young children. Although anxiety is developmentally[...]

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The silver lining to every natural disaster

Whether it be storms, earthquakes, bushfires or floods, life can hurl some unexpected hurdles our[...]

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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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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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Invisible enemy of anxiety a real worry

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

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Managing Anxiety in Children: Stop the Shame

Anxiety in children is on the increase. Shaming is partly to blame. Shaming causes distress[...]