Blog Tag: Parenting under 12s

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Being a dad in the 21st century

It is a fabulous time to be a father historically, anthropologically and emotionally. The restrictive[...]

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Too many toys?

Maggie spoke with ABC Radio in Perth about whether too many toys can limit creativity[...]

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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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Why are we STILL stealing childhood?

As one of Australia’s leading parenting educators I regularly travel the length and breadth of[...]

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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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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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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 power of the parental pause

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

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When children tell lies

In this ‘Maggie Moment’ Maggie talks about why children tell lies, how to respond and[...]

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Save your cash & pull out the pegs

This article was originally published at bubhub.com.au Babies and toddlers are learning constantly from everything they[...]

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When kids’ silliness becomes too much

In this ‘Maggie Moment’, Maggie talks about how to handle it when children’s silliness gets[...]

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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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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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Hitting, biting and other parenting challenges

In this ‘Maggie Moment’, Maggie Dent talks about challenging childhood behaviours. Maggie looks at what[...]

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Horror movies, GTA and other parents’ boundaries

I recently received a message from a mum of a 7-year-old who was concerned about[...]

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When kids are mean: relational aggression

In this ‘Maggie Moment’, Maggie talks about what to do when your child has been[...]

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Perfectionism in children

In this ‘”Maggie Moment’”, Maggie talks about the unintended phenomenon of unhealthy perfectionism and unhealthy[...]

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Parenting Only Children

In this ‘”Maggie Moment’”, Maggie talks about the challenges of parenting only children and dispels[...]