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Maggie Dent

Parenting author and educator (BA, DipEd, DipCounselling)

Commonly known as the ‘queen of common sense’, Maggie Dent (BA, DipEd, DipCounselling) is one of Australia’s most popular parenting authors and educators. She has a particular interest in the early years, adolescence and resilience, and is an undisputed 'boy champion'. Maggie is the author of nine major books, including the bestselling Mothering Our Boys and her 2020 release From Boys to Men. She hosts the ABC podcast, Parental As Anything and in 2021 released a book of the same name. In May 2022, Maggie released her first book about girls, Girlhood: Raising our little girls to be healthy, happy and heard.

Maggie's background includes teaching, counselling and working in palliative care and suicide prevention. She is the mother of four adult sons and a very grateful grandmother to a growing family of delightful little ones.

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