Blog Tag: schooling

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Help! My kid doesn’t want to go to school

In this ‘Maggie Moment’, one of Australia’s favourite parenting authors Maggie Dent discusses the issue[...]

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Important information re starting age for pre-primary in WA

Over the last seven years – at an increasing rate each year – I have[...]

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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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Helping badly behaved students

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

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Surviving the first week of high school

As a former high school teacher, year coordinator and counsellor — as well as a[...]

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Little Boys Beginning Big School – Kinderling Radio

Maggie joined Shevonne Hunt from Kinderling Kids Radio to talk about Little Boys Beginning Big School followed[...]

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NAPALM, I mean, NAPLAN

NAPLAN testing in Australia has been implemented for several years now. In this radio interview,[...]

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Coping with test-driven education in early years

In this ‘Maggie moment’ Australian parenting author, educator and resilience specialist Maggie Dent shares her[...]

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Sensitive kids starting school

As school holidays run out faster than the water out of the bath, parents know[...]

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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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Connecting with kids: building love bridges

In this ‘Maggie Moment’, Maggie talks about how quality time can be a rare commodity for[...]

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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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Nova 937

Maggie talked about heading back to school, being a new grandma and more with Nathan,[...]

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The school pickup war zone

Thanks to the rapid changes in technology especially smart phones, well-meaning parents are much more[...]

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Bullying among young children

In this “Maggie Moment”, Maggie discusses two scenarios of bullying occurring among very young children.[...]

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Stop stealing childhood in the name of education

In this “Maggie Moment”, Maggie passionately shares her concerns about the ‘push down’ of formalised[...]

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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[...]