Maggie Dent is an author, educator, and parenting and resilience specialist with a particular interest in the early years and adolescence. She is a passionate advocate for the healthy, common-sense raising of children in order to strengthen families and communities. Maggie has a wide background of experience that informs her work including teaching, counselling and working in the palliative care and funeral industries. Maggie is the author of seven books, and a prolific creator of resources for parents, adolescents, teachers, educators and others who are interested in quietly improving their lives. She is the proud mother of four awesome sons and a grateful grandmother. She has recently moved to Gerringong, in the Illawarra region of NSW.