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    9 Things

    A back-to-basic guide to calm, common-sense, connected parenting (Birth8)
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    Are you a confused parent of children under 8? Wondering where to next when time-outs and sticker charts don’t work? Looking for an easy-to-use guide to common parenting challenges? Join one of Australia’s favourite parenting authors and educators Maggie Dent as she explores the ‘9 Things’ that truly matter in raising children eight and under, and why they matter so much. This seminar is based on Maggie’s popular book of the same name, and offers a back-to-basics, common-sense guide for anyone working with or raising babies, toddlers and young children to help them be able to thrive and be ready for school and life. In our fast-paced, consumer-driven and information-overloaded world, it is easy for parents to lose sight of what’s best for their child. With passion, warmth and humour, Maggie draws on current research – and her extensive experience as an educator, counsellor, mother of four and very grateful grandma – to guide parents and caregivers in their endless decision-making, to raise children who are happy, healthy, strong, kind and resilient.
    Commonly known as the ‘queen of common sense’, Maggie Dent has become one of Australia's favourite parenting authors and educators, with a particular interest in the early years, adolescence and resilience. Maggie’s experience includes teaching, counselling, and working in the palliative care/funeral services and suicide prevention. Maggie is an advocate for the healthy, common-sense raising of children in order to strengthen families and communities. She is a passionate, positive voice for children of all ages. Now an in-demand writer and speaker, Maggie is a regular contributor to Fairfax’s Essential Kids website and she can often be heard on commercial and ABC radio around the country including Nova 937. She also appears on national TV programs. Maggie is the author of ten books, several e-books and a prolific creator of resources for parents, adolescents, teachers and early childhood educators, and others who are interested in quietly improving their lives. Her books include Saving Our Adolescents, Real Kids in an Unreal World and 9 Things: A back-to-basics guide to calm, common-sense, connected parenting Birth-8. She is the proud mother of four wonderful sons, and an enthusiastic and grateful grandmother. She lives in the Illawarra region of NSW with her good bloke Steve Mountain and their dear little dog, Mr Hugo Walter Dent. BA, DipEd, DipCounselling
    **1**The author is well-known to Australian parents, and sought after by media for her common-sense views on parenting. She has appeared on Sunrise, TODAY (where she was resident parenting expert for 2 years), The Daily Edition, Today Tonigh and news, as well as appearing regularly on ABC and commercial radio around Australia. Maggie writes monthly for Fairfax’s 'Essential Kid's blog, and regularly appears in other parenting media. **2** * Maggie Dent has a huge grassroots following around Australia, with a packed speaking schedule, more than 130,000 Facebook followers, and a strong media profile.**3** This DVD offers a new and varied format for people to enjoy content from Maggie Dent's bestselling book of the same name which has sold 7200 copies independently since 2014.
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