Maggie Dent: From the Sandpit to Adulthood

A seminar for parents from Australia's "queen of common sense", parenting author and educator Maggie Dent.

Every parent wants their children to thrive - to grow up happy, healthy, strong, kind and capable of realising their full potential.

Join the Institute of Positive Education for our first Insight Series Event of 2020, where Maggie Dent will explore the 10 keys to parenting that can help children to flourish.

Maggie acknowledges that there is no "perfect" and that challenge, adversity and failure can actually help our kids grow stronger and smarter.

About Maggie Dent

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 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 host of the ABC’s Parental As Anything podcast. She is the author of eleven books, including her bestselling 2018 release Mothering Our Boys, and is a prolific creator of resources for parents, adolescents, teachers, educators and others who are interested in quietly improving their lives.

Join us in the Foyer of the SPACE at Geelong Grammar School at 6.45pm ahead of a 7.00pm start.

Please note: by purchasing a ticket for this event you are agreeing to our Booking Terms and Conditions.


04 March 2020, 06:45 PM - 08:30 PM


  • THE SPACE, Geelong Grammar School 50 Biddlecombe Avenue, Corio, VIC 3214


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Annette Broom


Phone: 03 5273 9159

Associated organisation: Institute of Positive Education, Geelong Grammar School


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