Calming Our Children & Calming Our Homes

An online course for everyone who wants a calm family home

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An online course for everyone who wants a calm family home

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Do you sometimes feel the pace and pressures of life are impacting negatively on your family?

In many ways, raising children today is far more stressful than it was just a couple of decades ago.

  • Parents are often time-poor and overwhelmed.
  • Our kids are suffering anxiety at unacceptably high rates.
  • Our 24/7 news cycle & social media habits have created an unnatural feeling of constant change and, frankly, pressure….

So many families are struggling with stress, overload, overscheduling and disconnection. Surely there’s a better way?

Calmness CAN be learnt

This is something I have come to understand over 40 years as a teacher, counsellor, resilience specialist and a mum of four (now adult) sons. By creating new habits and patterns in our families, our kids will feel safer, calmer, more connected and happier.

That's why I have created this course for families with children 12 and under...

Yes please. Sign me up!


What you'll learn...

Session 1: What are the biggest concerns around children today?

I’ll kick off the course by exploring the biggest stressors and concerns in raising children today & we’ll reflect on which may be impacting your family.

Session 2: How our stress-regulating system is formed

I’ll look at the main triggers for challenging behaviour & help you identify signs that stress is too high, and we’ll look at some ways to manage this.

Session 3: Stress, sleep & our cellular makeup

In this session, I explore how stress and sleep (or rather lack of it) affect us on so many levels – especially on how we learn and on our capacity to manage our moods. I also share some tools to soothe your children and help them sleep more soundly.

Session 4: Children's anxiety, what is it & what to do

Anxiety is the fastest-growing mental health issue in the western world. So in this session we explore what it looks like, what causes it and how can we help our children when feelings of fear and anxiety impair their wellbeing.

Session 5: Building more calmness into our lives

Do your kids know what calm means? Calmness can be learnt at any stage in life but in our busy world we can’t assume it will come naturally! In this session, we’ll talk about the simple but enormous power of play and nature in helping us have a gentler, calmer way of life.

Session 6: Staying calm amid the chaos

It’s not just our children who might feel anxious or struggle to cope. As the person/people in the household who keeps everything ticking along, it’s easy for we parents to let worries get on top of us. I’ll explore some key strategies to staying calm and compassionate, even when chaos reigns.

What you'll get...

Calming Our Children & Calming Our Homes is designed for busy parents of children 12 and under. It includes:

Lifetime access to 6 course sessions

Explore at your own pace. Each session contains:

Short audio/video presentations (each around 15mins)

Interviews with experts on anxiety, digital wellbeing, stress-management, self-care & more

Video demonstrations of simple mood-changing exercises

Printable notes from each presentation

A handout summarising each session's content at a glance to have at your fingertips

‘Homework’ activities to help you put your learning into action

...and lots of follow-up resources for you to continue your journey to calmness once you've completed the course.

Plus these bonus materials

To enrich your course experience and give you some practical tools to use in your home, I am including the following resources from my online store as free bonuses:

Saving Our Children ebook

Calming Our Angry Ant audio track

Soothing the Frightened Butterflies audio track

Beach Bliss audio track

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"Happy, calm children learn best."

Daniel Goleman

Featured experts

Natasha Daniels,
Child therapist, author & creator of

Allison Davies,
Specialising in music
& the brain

Dr Kaylene Henderson
Child & adolescent psychiatrist

Dr Kristy Goodwin
Digital wellbeing expert & author, Raising Your Child in a Digital World

Karen Young,
Psychologist, author & founder of

About Maggie

Maggie Dent
Maggie Dent

Commonly known as the ‘queen of common sense’, Maggie Dent has become one of Australia's favourite parenting authors and educators. She has a particular interest in the early years, adolescence and resilience, and is an undisputed 'boy champion'. Maggie has written 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 July 2021 released a book of the same name. In 2022, she released Girlhood.


"The most valuable thing I took from this course is once again knowing that I am not alone - that other people are dealing [with], struggling or facing similar things and that there is nothing wrong with me or the kids but there may be ways in which I can help them and help myself. I find this woman amazing!!! THANK U."
– Participant in Maggie's '9 Things' course

My Guarantee

If you are not satisfied with the course content or delivery within 30 days of signing up, I will happily return your sign-up fee. The bonus materials are yours to download and keep.

It is my absolute honour to be able to support families through my work and I look forward to connecting with parents through this course who are committed to quietly improving their lives.

Best wishes,

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

(Prices displayed in Australian Dollars)

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