70 episodes

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 Podcasts

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.7 • 926 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 me Maggie; your parental helpline!

    Help me Maggie; your parental helpline!

    Got a burning question about parenting that you need answered? Looking for some calm, common sense solutions?

    Maggie Dent is coming back to answer your sticky, tricky and everyday parenting dilemmas!

    Take a deep breath, find a quiet spot, and record a voice memo. Then email it to us: parentalasanything@abc.net.au

    • 2 min
    Help me Maggie; your parental helpline!

    Help me Maggie; your parental helpline!

    Got a burning question about parenting that you need answered? Looking for some calm, common sense solutions?

    Maggie Dent is coming back to answer your sticky, tricky and everyday parenting dilemmas!

    Take a deep breath, find a quiet spot, and record a voice memo. Then email it to us: parentalasanything@abc.net.au

    • 2 min
    Tips for starting school

    Tips for starting school

    Soon, parents across Australia will be waving their child off at the school gate, many for the first time.  

    So, we're revisiting one of our most popular episodes - how to get your kids to school without the stress.

    • 27 min
    Parenting children with ADHD

    Parenting children with ADHD

    Is your child fidgety, impulsive or finds it hard to stay focused? Have you ever found yourself asking 'do they have ADHD?' or 'what exactly is ADHD?' Special education teacher Christina Keeble works with children who have ADHD - and she's a neurodivergent mother to two kids with ADHD. She talks to Maggie Dent about how we can turn their symptoms into superpowers. To hear Maggie's top tips on parenting children with ADHD, scroll to 17:14.

    • 20 min
    Parenting children with Autism

    Parenting children with Autism

    One in 70 people in Australia is autistic, so chances are you've had an experience with Autism. As a spectrum, it's not a straight line - and no two children with Autism have the same characteristics. Autistic music therapist Allison Davies tells Maggie Dent the world can be challenging for autistic kids, but better understanding their panorama of strengths and aspirations will allow them to flourish.

    To hear Maggie's top tips on parenting children with Autism, scroll to 16:44.

    • 19 min
    How to talk to kids about miscarriage

    How to talk to kids about miscarriage

    Miscarriage remains a taboo topic, with many women delaying the announcement of their pregnancy. So what impact does this so-called '12-week rule' have on parents and their kids if a pregnancy does end? Maggie Dent wants to get you comfortable with discussing miscarriage with your child. She talks to Amanda Bowles - CEO of pregnancy loss support organisation Bears of Hope - about how to do it in an open and honest way.

    To hear Maggie's top tips on how to talk to kids about miscarriage, scroll to 20:05.

    For miscarriage, stillbirth and newborn death support, contact bearsofhope.org.au or sands.org.au.

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
926 Ratings

926 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

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

ChloeAbell ,

So much help

I’ve only recently come across this & listened to a handful of episodes and already I feel more optimistic. It’s changed the way I’m viewing my parenting, I’m trying the tips all my time and my son is responding so well. Things have already been much calmer at home and less reactive & I have to thank Maggie so much! Can’t wait to continue to listen to the wealth of information that is now at my fingertips!

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