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Hello and welcome to The Digital Zen Podcast.

I'm your host, Helen Roe.


The digital landscape is changing the way we love, live, parent and teach.

On this podcast I'll be talking with experts and thought leaders around the globe, sharing insights and advice to help you live calmer and happier with tech and the young teens in your life. 


Now, Get Ready for some Zen.


Jun 23, 2018

Commonly known as the ‘Queen of Common Sense’, Maggie Dent has become one of Australia's favourite parenting authors and educators, with a particular interest in adolescence and resilience. 


Maggie’s experience includes teaching, counselling and working in youth suicide prevention. The author of 10 books, she is a dedicated advocate to quietly changing lives in our families and communities. Maggie is the mother of four sons and a very grateful grandmother.

Note: Whilst this episode is audible there were some technical issues on this interview, hence the quality is compromised. It's a great conversation with Maggie and worth listening to, so thank you for your patience.

Here's just some of what we cover in this episode:

  • The major challenges parents and teachers are facing with young people and their digital lifestyles and what we can do to help
  • Sensationalised and negative news cycles and how best to manage a 24/7 biased news feed.
  • Great actionable tips from Maggie's many books, in particular Real Kids in an Unreal World.
  • What is excessive consumption and online addiction and how to take preventative measures against it.
  • How our tweens/teens can build emotional intelligence in a healthy sustainable way online.
  • Heart connections - why you need to create these micro moments in your day.
  • Creating higher digital standards in the home with some simple steps and boundaries.

To learn more about Maggie and her books and programs, visit her website.