Sunday 28 Aug 2022 · Parenting
Vaping is on every school principal’s mind right now. Adolescent psychologist Collett Smart and drug-and-alcohol educator Paul Dillon share their advice.
Sunday 22 May 2022 · Parenting
Parties give teens an opportunity for socialising - but I'm often asked, “How much influence do parents have on teens, parties and alcohol consumption?”
Tuesday 17 May 2022 · Parenting
How can we prepare our children for High School parties and sleepovers, where drinking might be involved? Collett Smart shares expert advice.
Wednesday 27 Apr 2022 · Parenting
Somehow it’s socially acceptable for adults to belittle teens – which only divides us. How can we change the stereotype, and connect with our teens better?
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Sunday 24 Apr 2022 · Parenting
A shortage of healthy touch can effect our wellbeing, and even be psychologically damaging, writes Collett Smart. She shares tips for parents of teens.
Wednesday 5 Jan 2022 · Parenting
When we systematically allow our teenagers to go to bed late we couldn’t design a worse system for learning and wellbeing.
Tuesday 29 Jun 2021 · Parenting
Through tumultuous times, everyday rituals and regular family traditions serve as anchors and safe havens to be counted on.
Saturday 13 Feb 2021 · Parenting
Studies have discovered that children who were expected to participate in doing chores developed a stronger work ethic, leading to greater success in life.
Wednesday 2 Sep 2020 · Parenting
Just because your child does not mention it, does not mean they have not been exposed. Here’s some tips when starting a conversation.
Sunday 26 Apr 2020 · Parenting
Don’t try to be a Pinterest parent, psychologist Collett Smart advises. Encouragement and tips as home schooling commences in Australia.
Sunday 19 Apr 2020 · Parenting
In this article, psychologist Collett Smart gives 6 tips for how families can effectively navigate being housebound together during COVID-19.
Monday 30 Mar 2020 · Parenting
How much is too much information for young people? And what is age appropriate? I cover both younger children and teens in this video.