Raising Boys & Healthy, Happy And Resilient Men | Ep 123

How can we better support boys to become healthy and happy individuals?

In this conversation, Australian parenting author, educator, and speaker Maggie Dent joins Meg Durham to discuss the unique qualities and challenges boys face, such as impulsivity and societal pressures.

Maggie shares her love for boys, stemming from her experiences growing up with brothers and a tender-hearted father, and emphasises the importance of creating safe, supportive environments where boys can express emotions and learn from mistakes.

You’ll also learn practical strategies for parenting and teaching boys, the role of teachers in fostering connections, and how to navigate screen time and the digital world’s impact on boys.

Listen now and get ready to inspire the young boys in your life.

In this conversation we discuss:

▫️ What our young boys need to thrive.

▫️ Why boys seek solace in the online world.

▫️ The importance of play, laughter, and connection.

▫️ And so much more…

You can quote us on that…

“We can raise our boys to make better choices, but not from punishment and shame.”

Maggie Dent

“That conditioning… is that the only way to be a successful man is to be big, strong, stoic, and never to show any feelings.”

Maggie Dent

“Sometimes cheering [boys] up and praising them actually doesn’t work.”

Maggie Dent


Maggie Dent – Website | Facebook | Instagram

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Hi, I'm Meg!

B.Phys Ed, M. Ed (Student Wellbeing), CIPP

I’m a teacher with experience working in primary and secondary schools across Australia, and a specialist in the field of wellbeing education and coaching. I founded Open Mind Education in 2013 with a vision of sharing practical, enriching wellbeing education with staff, parents, and broader school communities.

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