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?
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.
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Wednesday 7 Jul 2021 · Faith
Anglicare has launched a new youth program called Before It Starts aimed at preventing an all-too-common form of violence in Australia.
Wednesday 23 Jun 2021 · Parenting
Dr Justin Coulson gives seven tips for raising happy, responsible and strong teenage girls
Tuesday 1 Jun 2021 · Lifestyle
It can no longer be about looking good. Cultivation of character is about being good. What if we expected more of ourselves, our kids and the teams we lead?
Monday 26 Apr 2021 · Parenting
For the current generation of teenagers, digital tech is as much a part of their lives as pimples and puberty, and it comes with pros and cons.
Wednesday 10 Mar 2021 · Movies
'Chaos Walking' has a blend of innocence and adventure, lending itself to the success of brands like 'The Maze Runner' and 'Divergent' series.
Thursday 14 Jan 2021 · Parenting
Should parents accept the inevitability of losing connection with our kids when they become teens, or can we hope for something better?
Saturday 26 Dec 2020 · Parenting
If I could stand face to face with my 16-year-old self I would have a lot to tell her. She probably wouldn’t listen but I’ll say it anyway!
Tuesday 1 Dec 2020 · Parenting
Here’s how parents can maintain healthy conversations with their teens, taken from the book, They’ll Be Okay written by psychologist, Collett Smart.