Blog Tag: play + risk

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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 risk of not letting our children take risks

Lenore Skenazy, author of Free Range Kids, has been fighting against laws in the US[...]

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Helping badly behaved students

Recent reports have exposed the alarming impact badly behaved students have in Australian schools, both[...]

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Creating risk in a risk-averse society: ABC Nightlife

Maggie joined one of the longest-running national ABC radio programs, Nightlife, to discuss why risk[...]

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Why won’t my kids play outside?

It must be annoying for many parents today who hear stories from older folk like[...]

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Why We Need to Prioritise Play

In this “Maggie Moment”, Maggie responds to a Facebook post from a mum who is[...]

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Accidents happen and so they should!

A very good friend of mine shared a funny story one day about her young[...]

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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[...]

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Getting Kids Active

In a world where screens seem to dominate, statistics for Australian kids around activity levels are[...]

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In praise of a dangerous, dirty childhood

Originally published in Parenting Ideas I think there is something missing from the average modern[...]

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Back off parents and let children play

ABC Brisbane’s Kelly Higgins-Devine invited Maggie and Tim Gill into the studio to talk and[...]

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What’s missing from today’s childhood?

Maggie spoke with Geoff Hutchison on ABC in Perth, in his Trials of Modern Life[...]