Love and Boundaries: The keys to creating a calmer, more connected family.

A masterclass with Maggie Dent and Lael Stone

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An online masterclass for anyone raising children, toddlers through tween-age.

For many reasons, parenting is more difficult today than it used to be. In an ideal world, as we strive to be our ‘best selves’, we would consistently parent our children with loving connectedness and compassionate boundaries. In turn, they would have the best possibility of responding in ways that would be beneficial for all in the home.

However, in reality, as humans growing up other humans, we are frequently challenged by daily moments in our homes and education spaces – as well as by our own internal and external stressors. Spontaneous moments of big feelings – especially painful and difficult emotions – sleep challenges, squabbling, defiance, aggression, not listening … it’s no simple task living and working with kids.

In this very special masterclass for parents and educators, Maggie Dent and highly respected Australian speaker, author and educator Lael Stone team up for the first time to share their approach to raising happy, compassionate, resilient children.

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Focusing on the toddler-tween age group, Maggie and Lael explore:

Parental imprints from your own childhood and how they affect the way you parent
→ Why parenting is more difficult today than in the past
→ How to effectively set compassionate limits and why they matter
Emotional intelligence and how to nurture it
→ The secret life of emotions: where they come from, why they exist and what happens to them
→ How to respond to children’s and tween’s painful and uncomfortable feelings
→ How to support your child/tween when they are ‘off balance’ or dysregulated
→ Ways to read your child’s behaviour (i.e. aggression, agitation)
→ The role of the nervous system and the body budget, and how to reset or rebalance it
→ Why some kids find it hard to fall asleep and what can help
→ Why kids do what we don’t want them to do
→ Why kids don’t listen and what to do when it happens

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This highly practical masterclass brings together these two much-loved Australian parenting educators to support parents and educators of children up to around 12 years of age with a compassionate, connected approach to raising kids.

The live class has already happened but you can still sign up to watch the replay whenever you like.

An audio-only version is also available for those who prefer to listen to the content. Once you sign up you will receive access to the participant area where you'll find your replay, handout and bonus resources.

Free gifts included...

Everyone who registers will receive a free audio download bundle from Maggie called ‘Family Harmony’. A handpicked selection of four creative visualisation tracks to help you have a calmer, more relaxed home, to be more accepting and to create a clear vision for your family.


As a handy reference, you'll also receive a PDF handout with notes and links to further information and resources.

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Your Hosts

Maggie Dent

Maggie Dent is one of Australia's favourite parenting authors and educators, with a particular interest in the early years, adolescence and resilience – as well as being an undisputed 'boy champion'. Maggie’s experience includes teaching, counselling, and working in palliative care/funeral services and suicide prevention. She is a dedicated advocate to quietly changing lives in our families and communities. She is the mother of four sons and a very grateful grandmother.

Maggie is the author of nine major books, including her 2022 book Girlhood: Raising our little girls to be healthy, happy and heard, the bestselling Mothering Our Boys and the 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. Maggie is also host of the LiSTNR podcast, The Good Enough Dad. In 2024, she will release her 10th book, Help Me Help My Teen.

Lael Stone

Lael Stone is an educator, TEDx speaker, author, mother and parenting counsellor who has worked with families for over 20 years. Her work as a birth educator, post-natal trauma counsellor and parenting educator has seen her work with thousands of families consulting about newborns all the way to the teen years. She spent over 5 years in secondary schools working with teens around sexuality, well-being, and relationships and her great aim is to empower parents to create connections and stronger relationships with their children.

Lael is the co-creator of Woodline Primary School, an innovative new school based on emotional well-being and connection. She was also co-host of The Aware Parenting Podcast. As well as sitting on a few advisory boards and consulting with organisations around emotional awareness and trauma-informed practices, she has teamed up with The Resilience Project to deliver presentations about raising resilient children all over Australia.

Lael’s first book, Raising Resilient and Compassionate Children, debuted on many best-selling lists. Her second book is due for release in 2024 and focuses on healing our pasts so we can thrive in the future.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What if I am unhappy with the masterclass?
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.
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