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6 Tips on Young Teens, Sleepovers and Parties

By: Collett SmartThere 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. While some see...

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Connecting with Teens – 6 Tips

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. It’s true! I really do love teenagers! Every year I get to spend a week in January with a few hundred teenagers...

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9 Ideas for Screen Time Balance

By: Collett SmartNature 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...

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The Beauty of Family Traditions

By: Collett SmartI’m regularly asked, “What is the secret to raising healthy teenagers?”I think we often wonder if there’s some big secret to raising healthy teenagers. Something we are missing, that others know the answer to.My answer is usually this, “There is no...

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Sleep Deprivation and Teens

By: Collett SmartThe Parenting Question this week is from Judy, on Sleep Deprivation: “How much sleep do our teens need?”It has been said that we have a chronically sleep deprived generation.Why are Our Teens Struggling with Sleep Deprivation? Back in 2006 the National Sleep...

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Supporting Your QuaranTeen

By: Collett SmartThe day in a life of a quaranteen is different to what teens usually do. What can you do to help your teen through self isolation and staying at home?In this video of Wellbeing with Collett,  psychologist Collett Smart chats about what you can do to help your teen through...

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When Should Kids Start Dating?

By: Collett SmartIt would be naïve of parents to think their child won’t develop love interests at various times in their high school years. Indeed, belittling our teens for having feelings is the quickest way to ensure they never come to talk to us, about relationships, as they get...

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