Why I’m fine with my son playing with dolls
In the year 2022, I’d like to think society in general would have learned a thing or two about respect. It would seem I am wrong.
Teaching children about respect: New campaign pulls heartstrings
The Australian government’s latest ad against violence ticks all the right boxes and sends home a very strong message.
8 tips you never knew about raising boys
Raising boys can be a completely different experience to raising little girls. Parenting expert Maggie Dent gives us a sneak peek into a young boy’s psyche.
Why I’m reading this book on raising girls even though I have a son
As a self-confessed feminist, the strategies suggested in Raising Girls Who Like Themselves help me to better raise a son, who I hope will become a man who respects women and even champions their rights.
Four types of boys and how they respond
Here are the four types of boys I shared about in my book, How to Raise a Man, which is a useful tool in helping mothers understand how to adapt their children’s demands.
This is what it’s like to be a mother of three boys
“Robot wars, Minecraft, Lego blocks and the all-time favourite, WrestleMania, encapsulate the very essence of our now robust home.”
Baby circumcision: Weighing the pros and cons
Baby circumcision really requires careful consideration of the benefits and risks as well as your cultural and religious influences.
Preparing for the full-on fours
Boys don’t just develop at a different rate to girls. They also have unique developmental stages, triggered by hormonal shifts, which are only just being understood. The “full-on fours” is the first of these.
Rules for dating my son
Unimpressed with an online meme going viral, Magda Hughes decided to write her own.
How to raise a boy to be a gentleman
While every child is different, there are some basic foundations we can provide to ensure our sons grow up to be men who make us proud.