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Maggie Dent
Maggie Dent is an author, educator, and parenting and resilience specialist with a particular interest in the early years and adolescence. She is the author of 7 books, has a background in teaching and counselling, and is the proud mother of four awesome sons. Maggie is also the author of the 2013 eBook for adolescents: Taking the High Road.

How to build optimistic teens who thrive!

How to build optimistic teens who thrive!

 (Most of the Time) Positive,  caring  communication  is  a  powerful  ally  in  an  adolescent’s  confused  world.  As challenging as it can be for those of us living and working with adolescents, it can make all the  difference  between  your  adolescent  feeling  optimistic  and  thriving,  or  feeling disengaged. Every  adolescent  will  make  a  dumb  decision  at  some  point  during  their  bumpy  ride  to adulthood – sometimes  the  mistake  will  be  serious.  What  really  matters  is  how  we  as parents  or  people  who  work  with  adolescents  support  them  to  overcome  a  negative experience. We need to help them recognise: It was not an OK ...

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