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Here are some of my articles, interviews and podcasts about parenting.

Family Matters: Teen depression in the pandemic.

Posted on April 28, 2021

Lunch With Pippa Hudson and Megan de Beyer | Parenting coach and  author of the book, ‘How to raise a man.’


Never give a 10-year-old a phone and other advice for parents

Posted on April 19, 2021

Megan De Beyer’s How to Raise a Man also has communication at its heart. Rather than the issues of technology per se, she looks at how parents are often the problem when their children hit puberty. Read the full article here as posted in the Australian Financial Review, 10 April 2021. Read More

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How to Help Your Teen Move Beyond Male/Female Stereotypes

Posted on March 15, 2021

Boys and girls are usually conditioned to fulfil quite different roles in the world.  Parents generally raise boys to be autonomous, brave, and self-sufficient. We want them to stand on their own two feet and face the world as archetypal warriors.  By contrast, most girls are raised to have good relationship skills.  Parents nurture girls […]

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Interview: The Morning Show, Australia

Posted on March 4, 2021

Watch Megan de Beyer’s interview on The Morning Show (Australia) where she discusses her book How to Raise a Man.


Dads on the Air

Posted on February 8, 2021

The world’s longest running radio program on fathers’ issues Megan de Beyer in conversation with Bill Kable. Something many of us wonder about from time to time is what turns a boy into a man. With the title of Megan de Beyer’s new book being How to Raise a Man there was no hiding from this question […]


Anger in teenage sons: How parents can help

Posted on February 4, 2021

Is your son showing signs of toxic masculine anger? Parenting psychologist Megan de Beyer, author of How to Raise a Man, offers advice on how parents can help their teenage boys. Featured on The Parents Website, an Independent Schools Victoria Initiative. Read Article Here

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Parenting expert Megan de Beyer reveals why boys and girls SHOULD be raised differently | Daily Mail Online.

Posted on January 11, 2021

Psychologist Megan de Beyer believes boys and girls should be raised differently, and the exact age parenting changes need to be made. By Alice Murphy for Daily Mail Australia Read Article Here

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The negaverse – when nothing is good enough

Posted on January 8, 2021

By Megan de Beyer I feel like I am always the bad cop in our house. I am always telling my son what he is doing wrong. I want to kick myself. But I do it again the next time. How can I have fun with him rather than always being the dragon? The Negaverse […]

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Dating again: when your kids don’t approve of your dating life

Posted on January 5, 2021

A parent psychologist on when your kids don’t approve of your dating life. Dating again after divorce or the passing of a partner is always a tricky one to navigate. Parent psychologist and author of How to Raise a Man, Megan De Beyer, shares her own experience with dating with kids and their opinions. Read […]

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Are you operating from a fear-based parenting style?

Posted on January 5, 2021

Megan de Beyer introduces her modern mother’s guide to raising teenage boys in the current #metoo #allmenaretrash era with her new book ‘How to raise a Man’Read the article here: Read More

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Parenting in the Pandemic

Posted on December 4, 2020

I feel compelled to reach out to each of you, as parents, in these unprecedented times. As lockdown restrictions lift, the future remains uncertain at best. Our natural reaction to uncertainty is to hold onto old coping patterns (even if outdated) and to try to control the outcome – an impossible feat in times of […]

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Parenting Tips

Posted on December 2, 2020

In anticipation of the busy holiday season, I have written a few parenting tips straight from the therapist’s couch. This is all about parenting with nature in mind. Read More

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Online Workshop

Posted on December 2, 2020

Raising Happy, Conscious Teens. Understanding & Connecting with your Teen Find Out More

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What your Teen needs from You

Posted on December 2, 2020

I created a focus group of teens age 15 – 16 to answer a survey about what they need from their parents, and the results are fascinating. See the Results Parenting Mindset As parents we spend a lot of time in judgement mode or trying to take control. This does not work with teenagers who […]

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Two Minutes with Megan de Beyer on Parenting Teens in a Pandemic

Posted on November 17, 2020

Psychologist Megan de Beyer on supporting teenagers through the pandemic. Parent24 has invited a number of local experts to weigh in on how the COVID-19 pandemic, and subsequent lockdown, has affected families across South Africa – in just 2 minutes! Listen Here


Parenting in a Pandemic

Posted on October 5, 2020

A psychologist shares what brave South Africa moms and dads have reported about their experience of parenthood during the time of Covid-19 Wellness Magazine October – December 2020 Read More

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7. The Resilience Toolkit

Posted on April 11, 2020

“You can’t protect your children from trauma, but you can prepare them for it.” In our special bonus podcast, Gabi Lowe (from Episode 6) and Pippa Shaper share some of the tools they’ve created to help us build resilience – both in ourselves and in our children.


6. Tracking Down Joy

Posted on April 2, 2020

In 2012, aged 17, Jenna Lowe was diagnosed with primary pulmonary hypertension. It’s degenerative and incurable. In this Village Live, Jenna’s mom, Gabi, shares the extraordinary insights she gained from having to face every parent’s worst fear, how she and her family learned to build resilience and how she believes that we – and our […]


4. More Than a Game?

Posted on March 15, 2020

We love seeing our kids succeed. But what happens when winning becomes the only thing that matters? Is it worth sacrificing a childhood? And can parents push too hard? Megan De Beyer talks to a former tennis player about her life as a teenage champion and how she feels looking back. If you don’t want […]