Ep 40: Raising Girls

Learn about the intricacies of raising young girls from acclaimed parenting author, educator and speaker Maggie Dent to help them be the best versions of themselves. Maggie chats to Meg about the complexities of the female mind, different temperaments, personality types, understanding emotions, trusting intuition and how the people responsible for raising girls can help them feel seen and heard.

So what’s this episode really about

  • Being the parent or teacher that our young girls need to feel safe, seen and heard.
  • Understanding each young girl and teen as individuals and helping them to develop self-knowledge of what works for them.
  • The importance of creating opportunities for meaningful connections with our girls.

Why you should listen

If you are a parent, teacher or coach of young girls or teenage girls, this episode will arm you with the knowledge to help you positively navigate raising girls. If you struggle to connect with young girls or get frustrated with their emotions or behaviours, you’re not alone. This episode will break down some of the biology and neurochemistry behind the complex mind of females. You’ll learn practical ways to understand these girls and how you can help them develop the resilience they need to regulate their feelings, feel confident and be the best version of themselves.

Actionable Skills

  • Help the young girls in your life understand the intensity of their emotions. Be their ’emotional coach’ to help them manage emotions and develop self-awareness.
  • Affirm to the young girls in your life that they are not competing with any other girls. Help them be the best version of themselves, identifying their strengths and celebrating their wins.
  • Make sure they have a sense of equal value and a core sense of self-worth, knowing that nothing they could do would make you stop loving them.

You can quote us on that…

“”I’m deeply passionate about children spending hours and hours in autonomous play, preferably outside where they get filthy and fall out of trees.”

Maggie Dent

We’re all capable of being courageous and brave and sensitive and caring… it’s not a gender thing.”

Maggie Dent

“So often we jump in with advice and they just want us to listen.”

Maggie Dent


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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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