Blog Tag: Parenting under 12s

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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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Dealing with kids’ tantrums

In this “Maggie Moment”, Maggie talks about navigating extended tantrums in older children. Watch more[...]

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Which school is right for your child?

A lot of parents have asked what Maggie thinks about single-sex vs co-educational schools for[...]

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Helping Children & Teens with Transitions

Transitioning from one state of being to another is always challenging. As children and adolescents[...]

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Parenting with the Brain in Mind

Over the past 15-20 years there has been a massive outpouring of research that explores[...]

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Why are we so frightened of big emotions that are incredibly normal?

I occasionally get emails from worried parents who have children who have begun boarding school, especially[...]

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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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Why our children’s ability to think deeply is suffering

I want to chat about thinking. When I explore my building block about life skills[...]

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The fun, fickle and fragile world of children’s friendships

“‘We’ll be friends forever, won’t we, Pooh?’ asked Piglet. ‘Even longer,’ Pooh answered.” ― A.A.[...]

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Why boys need a boyhood to become good men

Given the current deep community outpourings of concern for the senseless violence present on Australian[...]