125 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 itunesu_sunset

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.7 • 14 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
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

NancyAjay ,

This is the best podcasts ever for parents like me.

I love all the series from Maggie about parenting, it helped me specially when my 5 yr daughter started primary school and we started seeing all those tantrums and meltdowns.
Totally recommend♥️

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