Project Description

22 February 2022
RRP: $32.99
ISBN: 9781922626936
Paperback, 354 pages
234 x 153 mm

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What Happens to Our Kids When We Fail to Grow Up?

by Maggie Hamilton

‘Passionately seeks real answers to the tricky questions we all face … Bravo.’ Madonna King.

When did we stop wanting to grow up? Why are we reaching out less and complaining more? What has sparked our growing skittishness at everyday annoyances, and what’s behind our frequent talk of ‘special’ and ‘deserving’?

What Happens to Our Kids When We Fail to Grow Up? by bestselling author Maggie Hamilton, explains how to recognise when the child in us comes out to play, from wanting to be rescued all the time to relying on others to do the heavy lifting. With clear-eyed analysis, Hamilton provides insightful ideas and practical tools to make us less escapist and more resilient, and to better prime our kids for health, happiness and independence in this complex world.

About the Author

Maggie Hamilton has written over a dozen books, which have been published in Australia, New Zealand, the Netherlands, France, Portugal, Italy, UK, US, the Arab States, South Korea, China, Lithuania and Brazil. Her social research books include What Men Don’t Talk About, the lives of real men and boys behind the stereotypes, What’s Happening to Our Girls? and What’s Happening to Our Boys? which are both about the twenty-first century challenges our boys and girls face and solutions to these issues.

Maggie also writes for magazines, hosts talks, workshops and lectures, and is a seasoned media performer with a keen interest in social trends. To learn more about Maggie and her work, visit