By: Collett Smart

For parents and teachers alike, vaping, alcohol and other drugs are high on their radar right now, so I decided it was time to address it on the Raising Teenagers podcast, by chatting to Paul Dillon. (more…)

By: Collett Smart

Festivities can be so much fun, and parties provide opportunities for socialising and a little freedom for older teens. (more…)

By: Collett Smart

There is something both exhilarating and scary about the freedom that comes with being a teenager. Some of the teens I chat with mention how much they love going out with friends, but feel conflicted about the peer pressure around sleepovers, parties and alcohol. (more…)

By: Collett Smart

A shortage of healthy touch can have detrimental effects on our health and wellbeing, even leading to psychologically damaging effects.
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By: Collett Smart

“I love teenagers!” Yet… I find that whenever I say this phrase people look at me and chuckle, as if waiting for the punchline. There is none. (more…)

By: Collett Smart

Nature is known to provide cognitive benefits and enhance our overall physical and mental wellbeing. Yet, for some tweens, spending too much time on technology, sees them not getting enough exercise or spending enough time outdoors. So how do we help our young people create a healthy screen time balance?  (more…)

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