Family & Parenting

August 12, 2022
Talking to Teens About Vaping, Alcohol & Drugs

Vaping is on every school principal’s mind right now. Adolescent psychologist Collett Smart and drug-and-alcohol educator Paul Dillon share their advice.

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August 3, 2022
Raising Gen Alpha in the Great Screen Age

Our children need digital skills to thrive in today’s world – but how do we also develop in them the life skills that can only grow away from the screen?

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April 27, 2022
Parties and Alcohol – Do Parents Have Any Influence on Teens?

Parties give teens an opportunity for socialising – but I’m often asked, “How much influence do parents have on teens, parties and alcohol consumption?”

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April 22, 2022
6 Tips on Young Teens, Sleepovers and Parties

How can we prepare our children for High School parties and sleepovers, where drinking might be involved? Collett Smart shares expert advice.

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April 13, 2022
The Importance of Touch in Raising Teens – Tips for Parents

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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April 8, 2022
Connecting with Teens – 6 Tips

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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