Blog Tag: parenting

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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[...]

Top Tips: Podcasts & audio stuff for kids

Podcasts and audio books remove the visual impact while enjoying the magic of the spoken[...]

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Teen safety (without suffocation)–Understanding Boys

Maggie spoke with Harb Gill from the Understanding Boys blog about how to keep your teen sons[...]

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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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Soothing mama stress and angst

As a parenting educator I am always monitoring and enquiring of parents what’s happening at[...]

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Giving your kids the greatest gift of all: life skills

Life skills are more important than we might realise. I have had Year 1 teachers[...]

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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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Fathering alone

In this ‘Maggie Moment’, Maggie talks about how fathers who are sole parenting can be[...]

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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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My kids are driving me crazy

Wholefood blogger Lisa Corduff had a long chat to Maggie about connected parenting, dealing with[...]

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Sobering truths about being a mother

Mother’s Day can be bittersweet… Maggie wrote about the weakening of the supportive sisterhood for[...]

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Little boys beginning big school

We have seen some disturbing trends in recent times: Increasing number of 4-6-year-old boys being[...]

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In praise of a common-sense revolution

Recently I was listening to a radio interview with a motoring expert, and a listener[...]

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Raising girls in a sexualised world

In this ‘Maggie moment’, Maggie shares her concerns for girls today in particular their exposure[...]

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Fairness and Kindness

In this “’Maggie Moment”’, Maggie talks about the importance of instilling in our children a[...]

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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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Are we about to ban childhood altogether?

As a passionate advocate for allowing children a childhood that allows them to play as[...]