Blog Tag: family conflict

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How to help your kids stop fighting at times of high stress

Maggie wrote for ABC Life about the challenges that the recent isolation during COVID-19 has[...]

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S2 Episode 9 – How to get your kids (and you) to stop fighting — Parental As Anything ABC Podcast

Have you been breaking up World War III between your kids? Are you and your[...]

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Maggie Dent on how to respond to backchat – ABC radio

Maggie chats to ABC Perth about how we might respond when our kids dish out[...]

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Dealing with sibling rivalry – Part 2

Maggie talks about the challenge of sibling rivalry, why sibling rivalry is biologically normal, how[...]

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The only three rules that matter: KISS parenting

There are so many parenting styles floating around in the sleep-deprived, chaotic world that is[...]

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When Parents Separate

This ‘Maggie Moment’ is about supporting children after a separation. Maggie discusses ways of explaining relationship[...]

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Dealing with your anger as a parent

As a parent there are going to be days when you have run out of[...]

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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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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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How to discipline kids without smacking them

Maggie spoke about alternatives to corporal punishment with 3AW’s Tom Elliott Full report.[...]

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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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Preparing kids for a divorce

A sad topic, but a necessary one. How do we prepare our children for an[...]

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Family meetings

Technically a family operates like a small organisation, like a community or even a small[...]

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When siblings really dislike each other

In this ‘Maggie Moment’, Maggie talks about what to do when siblings take their rivalry[...]

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Sibling rivalry: one of life’s great teachers

Sibling rivalry is such a hot potato – no matter how many books we read,[...]

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Understanding children’s choices

In this ‘Maggie Moment’, Maggie discusses how sometimes we need to see our children’s actions[...]

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Teaching kids self-regulation

In this “Maggie Moment”, Maggie talks about the challenge of self-regulation and how to help[...]

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Coping with Christmas

In this “Maggie Moment”, Maggie talks about how intense life can be at the end[...]