Every parent wants their child to grow up happy, healthy, strong, kind and resilient. This pocket book aims to guide parents in their everyday decision-making to raise kids who are just that.
Maggie Dent is an author, educator, and parenting and resilience specialist with a particular interest in the early years and adolescence. She is a passionate advocate for the healthy, common-sense raising of children in order to strengthen families and communities. Maggie has a wide background of experience that informs her work including teaching, counselling and working in the palliative care and funeral industries. Maggie is the author of seven books, and a prolific creator of resources for parents, adolescents, teachers, educators and others who are interested in quietly improving their lives. She is the proud mother of four awesome sons and a grateful grandmother. She has recently moved to Gerringong, in the Illawarra region of NSW.
● Maggie Dent is well-known to Australian parents, a sought-after media commentator who’s appeared on TV on Today (resident parenting expert for 2 years), Sunrise, The Daily Edition and Today Tonight as well as appearing regularly on commercial and ABC radio around Australia. Maggie writes monthly for Fairfax’s Essential Kids blog, as well as for Michael Grose’s Parenting Ideas and Teachers Matter magazines
● The author has 14 years’ experience as a secondary high school teacher, and also worked as an adolescent and family counsellor and in suicide prevention
● She has a strong social media profile, with more than 70,000 Facebook followers from around the world
● Maggie Dent travels throughout the year speaking at conferences, schools and organisations around Australia, addressing thousands of parents and educators.