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?
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.
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Sunday 17 Apr 2022 · Parenting
Focus on the Family say that compassion goes a long way when it comes to handling online incidents and tricky topics with our kids.
Friday 7 Jan 2022 · Parenting
Part of me wishes I didn’t have to write this letter. I wish we lived in a world where all men treated all women with dignity and respect, at all times.
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 28 Dec 2021 · Parenting
While we live in an increasingly digital world, it’s important for adults and kids to get outside, exercise, spend time off screens and get quality sleep.
Tuesday 21 Dec 2021 · Parenting
Today's mums and dads are parenting differently to how they were parented, departing from a ‘one size fits all’ approach.
Thursday 16 Dec 2021 · Parenting
The Little Pago author says, “The book highlights one of the critical threats that our marine life face, which is plastic pollution in the ocean.”
Monday 6 Dec 2021 · Parenting
New research shows that while most Australian parents want to teach their children about finance, many don’t know where to start.
Wednesday 1 Dec 2021 · Parenting
If connection is so important, but also so transient, how might we best create connections and maintain connections?