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One of Australia's favourite parenting authors and educators Maggie Dent gives you tips and answers to your real-world parenting dilemmas - screen time, tantrums, building resilience, homework and more. Parental As Anything is a common sense, relatable, practical guide on raising kids of all ages today.

Parental As Anything, with Maggie Dent ABC Radio

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.7 • 949 Ratings

One of Australia's favourite parenting authors and educators Maggie Dent gives you tips and answers to your real-world parenting dilemmas - screen time, tantrums, building resilience, homework and more. Parental As Anything is a common sense, relatable, practical guide on raising kids of all ages today.

    Help: How can I stop yelling at my kids?

    Help: How can I stop yelling at my kids?

    Losing your cool and yelling at your kids feels awful. Everyone feels awful, particularly you. And you swear you will never do it again. And then you do. A mum going through one of the most stressful times ever, separation, finds herself desperate to find another way.
    The advice provided in this podcast is general in nature and does no take into account your personal situation. If you require further advice specific to your needs please consult a professional.

    • 9 min
    Will Divorce ruin my kids?

    Will Divorce ruin my kids?

    It's painful, difficult and one of the biggest things that will ever happen to your kids. But although Divorce and separation is tough, it doesn't have to damage our kids in the long term. Maggie Dent talks to child psychologist Vincent Papaleo about what divorcing parents must do - and not - if you want to shield your kids from the fallout.

    • 28 min
    Help: My child is shy and scared of everyone

    Help: My child is shy and scared of everyone

    Does your kid clam up and hide behind your legs when people try to talk to them? Is your teen too shy to socialize? Shyness can be really stressful and hard to understand if especially if you aren't shy! Maggie Dent tells how we can help our kids find their bravery in a gentle way.
    Do you have a question for Maggie? Send a voice memo to parentalasanything@abc.net.au; and include your name and contact number.

    The advice provided in this podcast is general in nature and does not take into account your personal situation. If you require further advice specific to your needs please consult a professional.

    • 8 min
    Help: Bickering, Fighting, Chaos, Oh my!

    Help: Bickering, Fighting, Chaos, Oh my!

    How can you stop your kids fighting over every little thing and turn down the volume at home? Maggie Dent shares what to do when your kids are running amok and you just want to go hide in a quiet place. When do you step in and when do you step away, and how can you keep your cool in the process?
    Do you have a question for Maggie? Send a voice memo to parentalasanything@abc.net.au; and include your name and contact number.

    The advice provided in this podcast is general in nature and does not take into account your personal situation. If you require further advice specific to your needs please consult a professional.

    • 8 min
    Is it time to call death to the sticker chart?

    Is it time to call death to the sticker chart?

    Is your house covered in reward charts for good behaviour? Are they working? While this quick-fix parenting hack can work for a while, it can actually cause more problems than it solves. And can make your child less, not more motivated to do the right thing.
    So if rewards (or on the flipside, punishments) are off the table, how can we motivate our kids to be better, act nicer, wee in the toilet, and clean up after themselves?

    Maggie Dent gets the hard truths from parenting and human behaviour expert Alfie Kohn, and practical advice from social psychologist Helen Street.

    • 21 min
    Help: How do I deal with the childcare hangover?

    Help: How do I deal with the childcare hangover?

    The day after childcare is politely known in parenting circles as an utter sh*tshow. There are tears, tantrums, and tearing up the house. A mother-of-three seeks out advice on how to help reset her children, and get the week back on track!
    Do you have a question for Maggie? Send a voice memo to parentalasanything@abc.net.au; and include your name and contact number.

    The advice provided in this podcast is general in nature and does not take into account your personal situation. If you require further advice specific to your needs please consult a professional.

    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
949 Ratings

949 Ratings

Welsh98 ,

Absolute GEM!!

Love love love your work Maggie. Easy to listen to, digest and relate to.
I often share it with my friends and colleagues.
Thank you for helping me raise my children and reach my parenting potential! 🙏I owe you a massive hug x Sian

poopi112 ,

Good

A good listen

kristen mum ,

Love it!

I have a 6 week old newborn and started listening to this podcast during late night feeds and have absolutely loved it! I look forward to listening to each instalment every night now

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