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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 • 33 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: Devices are ruining dinnertime

    Help: Devices are ruining dinnertime

    Remember family dinners growing up, sitting around the dinner table talking about your day while secretly feeding the dog pumpkin under the table? Eating together is an important family bonding experience, but what should you do when you can't even get your child off their device and to the dining table? Maggie Dent gives us a dinner-time reality check.
    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.

    • 11 min
    Help: Life outside screens has no meaning

    Help: Life outside screens has no meaning

    Technology can be captivating, but what happens when the real world dulls in comparison? A mum is desperate to understand and connect with her tween who seems disinterested in anything outside of screens. Maggie Dent has some ideas on where to begin.
    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.

    • 10 min
    How to parent spirited kids without losing your mind

    How to parent spirited kids without losing your mind

    Wild. Defiant. Intense. LOUD. Spirited kids are called lots of things and when you meet one, you know it. Their superhuman levels of perseverance and need to win every argument means parenting them can be exhausting.
    But handled the right way, these kids could well be tomorrow's leaders and change the world. Psychologist Angela Pruess has two spirited kids and she joins Maggie Dent to guide us through the intensity of these children, and how to parent these constantly challenging kids.

    • 21 min
    Help: Should I let my kid sleepover?

    Help: Should I let my kid sleepover?

    Staying up late, whispering secrets, and eating too much sugar with your best mates. What's not to love about sleepovers? But how do we protect our kids from potential threats, and how do you know who to trust? Maggie Dent talks this worried mum through the need-to-knows of sleepovers.
    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.

    Child safety resources Maggie mentioned in this episode are the book Some Secrets Should Never Be Kept, by Jayneen Sanders and website Safe4Kids.

    • 10 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

Dpippen ,

👏👏👏

I found Maggie Dent through a book recommendation for From Boys to Men. I’m working my way through episodes now to catch up but am so grateful to hear the episode on engaging your kids on the connect of miscarriage. It’s so abstract and yet affects everyone is such a big way, so thank you.

clinical.mom ,

On point!

I am a young clinical psychologist with two young children in the states and this podcast is truly on point!!! I listen to these podcast over and over for my own source of informed parenting and now I’m starting to share the podcast with colleagues and clients. Keep it up!’ Looking forward to the 2020 season :)

ajswiss ,

Exactly the type of parenting podcast I’ve been looking for!

Great podcast, looking forward to more episodes!!

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