43 episodes

How much screen time should you let your kids have? How do you talk to your tweens and teens about sex and consent? How do you keep your cool when your child throws a tantrum? Maggie Dent, one of Australia's favourite parenting authors and educators gives you practical tips and answers to your real-world parenting dilemmas. Maggie talks to parenting experts from around the world to find practical solutions to the challenges every parent is facing today. She'll help you be the parent you really want to be and give you ideas on how you can raise healthy kids who thrive.

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    • Kids & Family
    • 4.9 • 13 Ratings

How much screen time should you let your kids have? How do you talk to your tweens and teens about sex and consent? How do you keep your cool when your child throws a tantrum? Maggie Dent, one of Australia's favourite parenting authors and educators gives you practical tips and answers to your real-world parenting dilemmas. Maggie talks to parenting experts from around the world to find practical solutions to the challenges every parent is facing today. She'll help you be the parent you really want to be and give you ideas on how you can raise healthy kids who thrive.

    Bedwetting

    Bedwetting

    Getting up in the dead of night to change wet sheets — only for them to be wet again — can be frustrating and worrying. But having a child who regularly wets the bed is way more common than you think. Paediatric specialist Dr Megan Yap talks to Maggie Dent about ways to work through this passing phase.

    • 22 min
    How to stop your kids fighting

    How to stop your kids fighting

    Sibling rivalry — situation normal, right? But how much is too much, and what can you change in your family dynamic to take the pressure down? Maggie Dent talks to psychologist and mum Michelle Chiang about when to call a truce on these daily battles and when to stay out of them.

    • 15 min
    PRESENTS – The Good Divorce

    PRESENTS – The Good Divorce

    One in three Australian marriages ends in divorce – and ABC journalist Tamara Oudyn’s marriage was one of them. She’s on a mission to discover just what it takes to have a good divorce in a new show that we think you’ll love. Join Tamara on The Good Divorce as she seeks heartfelt advice on how to keep things on track.

    • 3 min
    Raising teen girls

    Raising teen girls

    Teenage girls — it can be a tricky time when you're not sure if your daughter likes or loathes you. But here's the thing, she needs you now more than ever. Join Maggie Dent as she gives you great tips on how to make the ride smoother. She talks to educator and parenting author Michelle Mitchell about what girls most need from their parents to thrive in the teen years.

    • 26 min
    Raising teen boys

    Raising teen boys

    One minute your son is laughing about farts and driving you mad because he can't sit still. The next minute he's grumpy and never wants to leave his room. Adolescence can seem to come in an instant, so how do you prepare for it and help your son survive and thrive? Maggie Dent talks to adolescent expert and former ER Doctor Arne Rubinstein about the positive influences that can help shape a boy's journey to manhood.

    • 24 min
    How to be a good parent

    How to be a good parent

    Have you ever Googled 'how to be a good parent'? You're not alone — it's the most Googled question parents have each year. We all put too much pressure on ourselves to be the best possible parents, but the truth is, all you need to be is good enough. Author and educator Dr Susie O'Brien tells Maggie Dent that it's OK for modern parents to lower their standards and let their kids — not to mention themselves — make a few mistakes.

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

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A wise friend

Maggie Dent is keeping me sane as a mother of a rambunctious boy. We have no older women in our family and Maggie’s wisdom common sense and humour are a lifeline

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