Commonly known as the 'Queen of Common Sense', Maggie Dent is one of Australia's favourite parenting authors and educators. Maggie's experience includes teaching, counselling, and working in palliative care/funeral services and suicide prevention. An in-demand writer and speaker, Maggie is a regular contributor to Fairfax's Essential Kids website and she frequently appears on national radio and television. Host of the ABC's Parental As Anything podcast, she is the author of six books. Maggie is the proud mother of four wonderful sons, and an enthusiastic and grateful grandmother. She lives in NSW with her good bloke Steve Mountain and their dear little dog, Mr Hugo Walter Dent.