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What Would Maggie Dent Do – if you’re a parent, you’re welcome!

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If you are a parent, you need to know WHAT WOULD MAGGIE DENT DO!


Maggie Dent is a god-send for parents. Through her events, books and her new podcast called THE GOOD ENOUGH DAD, she delivers advice that is as compassionate as it is practical. No matter what she’s talking about – even if it’s your biggest parenting fail – you somehow manage to walk away feeling confident and that everything’s going to be okay.

So... in case you missed it, here’s some of the best bits of Maggie’s advice from the first season of The Good Enough Dad, Maggie’s latest podcast with LiSTNR where she interviews a few of the 5.4 million dads* in Australia about their wins, challenges and stuff-ups, proving along the way that being “good enough” is exactly what our kids need:

#1. Hamish Blake: Regular dad dates help build connection (20’55)

#2. Ben Hannant : Teach your girls resilience- they can’t always rely on you (22’26)

#3. David Campbell: When your kids yell at you, it’s a sign that you are their safe person (16’59)

#4. Sean Szeps: All girls need is a loving and connected dad (33’11)

#5. Matt Okine: Discipline is about guiding our kids, punishment engenders fear (7’45)

#6. Tristan MacManus: It’s important to understand that men and women grieve differently, including when it comes to pregnancy loss (12’06)

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LISTEN HERE: The Good Enough Dad with Maggie Dent - LiSTNR Podcasts


Plus…. Here’s Maggie’s guide to Christmas DAY!


THE Good Enough Dad’s Guide to Christmas Day - we’re well and truly in the silly season, but never fear, Maggie is here to help us through!

In this episode Maggie gives us her top tips on how to manage the roller coaster that can be Christmas day with kids. 

The Good Enough Dad with Maggie Dent - LiSTNR Podcasts



The Good Enough Dad’s Guide to New Year’s Resolutions – Wed 27th Dec at 6am

New Year’s Eve is just around the corner, and Maggie has some suggestions on goals that might be helpful for being the best dad you can be in 2024. 

The Good Enough Dad’s Guide to Surviving the Holidays
 – Wed 3rd Jan at 6am

When you’re a kid the Christmas holidays feel like they stretch on forever. When you’re the parent of that kid it can feel the same, but for different reasons. In this episode, Maggie outlines how you can thrive through the holidays with your kids, making memories to last a lifetime. 





“Aiming to be a GOOD dad is important, but you know what, research actually shows that being a good ENOUGH parent is how you ace it,” said Maggie Dent. Known around Australia as the “Queen of Common Sense”, Dent shares her characteristic humour and simple strategies with dads from all walks of life.


Maggie Dent is a trusted voice – her podcast Parental As Anything has won gold at the Australian Podcast Awards, she regularly travels around Australia presenting to parents on resilience, anxiety and raising boys to men, she’s the author of nine books, the mother of four sons and grandma to seven grandkids.

Dent said: “I’ve wanted to do something for dads for a long time. I’ve watched my own sons become fathers, and there is just so little out there for dads. Seeing dads on telly and in ads being the bumbling fool - apart from in Bluey of course! - is frustrating. Dads are doing a great job…it’s time to celebrate our dads!”  

And celebrate dads is what The Good Enough Dad certainly does.


Throughout the 26-episode season, Dent chats with good mate and Triple M Sydney host Gus Worland about the man who shaped the father he is today, former NRL star Ben Hannant about how he parents eight kids, and the hilarious How to Dad NZ Instagram star Jordan Watson on how running from half-crazed sheep in the wilds of New Zealand helped him be the dad he is today. Musician John Butler, singer, actor and TV presenter David Campbell, acclaimed performer Stephen Page, footy legend Brad Kearns, father of twins and podcaster Sean Szeps, comedian and presenter Matt Okine, and TV presenter Tristan MacManus also talk to Dent about their fatherhood journey.


“This podcast will have listeners laughing, nodding in agreement, reliving their own experiences and groaning in understanding,” said Dent. “Being a dad is not easy. I hope listeners want to high five themselves or hug their own dad for all the incredible things he’s doing and done in their lives.”


The Good Enough Dad is on LiSTNR.

Source: *Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) 2 September 2016


For more information, please contact: Kath Rose on 0416 291 493 or email


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