When Parenting Gets Really Hard

A course for parents of kids birth-18 exploring everything from school refusal to sibling rivalry.

Join Maggie Dent and Dr Billy Garvey for this highly practical masterclass.
Recorded live on 13th June 2024.
Sign up now and get lifetime access to the replay and additional resources!

From school refusal to sibling rivalry and everything in between.
A class for anyone raising kids, birth-18.

As parents, we’re all doing our best with what we have in our efforts to raise our kids to be good humans. But every child is different, as is every family, and so often we can feel ill-equipped to handle the really challenging moments of parenting.

What do you do when your child is anxious, or you struggle to get them to school? Or if their lack of confidence is getting in the way of their happiness? Or aggression is a problem and sibling rivalry is out of control?

Or you think they might need professional support, but you don’t know where to turn? In fact, data shows that only about 35% of parents feel prepared to identify when their child really needs help.

Dr Billy Garvey is a developmental paediatrician with over 20 years’ experience working with families. In clinic he gets to meet families and help use the evidence to guide them through their difficult times. As it becomes even more difficult to see specialists, Billy spends more time sharing what he has learnt with the community. That’s why he is joining Maggie Dent for this online masterclass.

No matter the challenge, there is A LOT that parents can do to make a difference.

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Focusing on the birth-18-year-old age group, Maggie and Billy will explore:

→ Their top-5 tips for new parents.
Dysregulation -–why it's mostly normal until it's not.
→ Helping our kids grow their frustration tolerance.
Anxiety – what’s healthy and what’s not – and what can you do as a parent.
School challenges – including behavioural issues, and school refusal, reluctance and ‘school can’t’.
→ How to know when to really worry about your child.
→ How kids can build skills like empathy, perspective-taking, compassion, and conflict resolution – especially when they’ve missed that learning earlier in life.
→ How to help your child build up their authentic self-esteem (even if you struggle with yours).
→ The dark side of praise and rewards
→ What's 'normal' in sibling rivalry and what to do when it becomes too much.
→ What to do with aggression in the family.
→ What you can do to help while your child is on a waiting list for professional support.


Join Us

This highly practical masterclass brings together these two parenting professionals (and much-loved podcasters) ­­­to support parents and educators of children and teens with tangible information and strategies for supporting your kids and yourself.

The masterclass is presented in the format of a live webinar hosted by Maggie and Billy. The session will run for approximately 1.5 hours including Q&A and a video recording will be available for anyone who cannot join us live. An audio-only version will also be 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 the webinar and additional resources.

Free gifts included...

Everyone who registers will receive a free audio download bundle from Maggie called ‘Changing Mindsets. This handpicked selection of four creative visualisation tracks will help to shift negative moods, support kids to be better friends and to help the teens and adults in your household to be more relaxed and optimistic.

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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.

Dr Billy Garvey

Billy is a developmental paediatrician with over 20 years’ experience working with children in a number of settings.

He is currently undertaking a PhD piloting a model to support child emotional and behavioural development in primary schools and is a Churchill Fellow exploring how social media can be used to support parenting.

He is also the founder of Guiding Growing Minds, a social enterprise that aims to give all children the best opportunity to reach their potential and succeed in living rich and meaningful lives. Billy also hosts the Pop Culture Parenting podcast, which is a part of this vision. His first book, Ten Things I Wish You Knew About Your Child's Mental Health, will be published by Penguin in July 2024.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long do I have access to the webinar?
How does lifetime access sound? After signing up, you have unlimited access to the content for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own. Just come back to this website and login!
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.
I already signed up but can't find the replay and resources!
If you have already signed up, login to the participant area here. You can also use the Login link in the website menu where you will find your webinar under the menu link 'My Content' - available once logged in.
Can you provide me with a certificate of completion?
Yes. You will unlock the course certificate once you have marked all lectures as complete. The certificate will appear on the screen once you have completed the final content. Click the Download button underneath the certificate to save the certificate to your device.
How can I get the 25% Members Discount?
If you are a part of Maggie's Membership Community, don't forget you can get 25% off this webinar using the discount code on the Members' Dashboard. And if you're not a member, you can signup anytime (and cancel whenever you like) at maggiedent.com/membership

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