In this video seminar, popular Australian parenting author, educator and resilience specialist Maggie Dent talks about giving boys a great start, from birth to eight.
Statistically many boys are struggling and giving them a great start matters so much. A former teacher and counsellor, Maggie — who has four adult sons — draws on current research, common-sense wisdom and her own experience to discuss what boys need at home and at school to thrive.
In the presentation, Maggie discusses many aspects of raising and educating boys including:
• character building
• childrens temperament (roosters and lambs)
• communication strategies at home and school
• dealing with technology
• understanding boy anger
• how to discipline boys without shaming them, and much more.
Maggie explores what parents and other ‘boy champions’ – early years educators, teachers, coaches, allied health professionals, carers and others – can do to help more of our boys shine in our chaotic, confused, rapidly changing world.
This presentation was filmed as part of the 2015 conference, From Little Boys to Good Men: Helping Our Boys Shine in a Confused, Chaotic World – featuring presentations from Maggie Dent, Clark Wight and Dr Arne Rubinstein.
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.
The author is well-known to Australian parents and teachers, a sought-after media commentator who’s appeared on TV on Today Extra, The Daily Edition, Sunrise, Today Tonight, news & Today (where she was resident parenting expert for 2 years), as well as appearing regularly on ABC and commercial radio around Australia ● Maggie writes monthly for Fairfax’s Essential Kids blog, as well as for Teachers Matter magazines and the international magazine and website Inspired Parenting ● Maggie Dent has a huge grassroots following around Australia, with a packed speaking schedule, more than 83,000 Facebook followers, and a strong media profile ● This DVD follows on from Maggies popular Boys, Boys, Boys DVD... she regularly sells out this seminar of the same name around Australia.