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Maggie Dent

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Commonly known as Australia’s ‘queen of common-sense’, Maggie Dent is an author, educator, and parenting and resilience specialist with a particular interest in the early years and adolescence. 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 Teachers Matter magazine. She can also be heard on commercial and ABC radio around the country and appears on TV programs such as The Daily Edition, Sunrise, Today and news. Maggie grew up in a large family on a farm in rural south-west Western Australia with 4,000 acres and 10,000 sheep. Her childhood and adolescence were shadowed by low self-esteem, and this experience built the foundation for her work today. Today she lives with her husband in the Illawarra in NSW. She is the author of nine books, several e-books and a prolific creator of resources for parents, adolescents, teachers, educators and others who are interested in quietly improving their lives.

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