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Welcome to our first podcast featuring Maggie Dent, a well-known author, educator, parenting, and resilience specialist.

Join us for this very first episode of the Sparkways Podcast where Maggie talks about going easier on ourselves as parents, practical tips to help children feel heard while making stronger foundations to support them as they grow.

Maggie’s experience includes teaching, counselling, working in palliative care/funeral services, and suicide prevention. She 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.

Parenting and teacher resources from Maggie Dent, as well as her latest book, Girlhood, can be found on Maggie's website here.

You can also listen to Maggie's podcast on ABC Radio, Parental As Anything.

Learn more about Sparkways, find out more about our Mentoring Program, or find an Early Learning Service near you.

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A word from our host: I’m Nicole Azzopardi – journalist and mum – and I can tell you – I’ve got questions!

Join me, as I gather parenting and education experts from near and far – all geared up to help with the tips and tricks we’ve been looking for to help keep the spark alive in every child.