For some children, starting school is a step closer to becoming a ‘grown up’. This academic says it’s important to help them transition well.
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Adolescent psychologist Collett Smart shares tips for parents guiding their teenagers through the tricky exam season.
Vaping is on every school principal’s mind right now. Adolescent psychologist Collett Smart and drug-and-alcohol educator Paul Dillon share their advice.
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?
How can we prepare our children for High School parties and sleepovers, where drinking might be involved? Collett Smart shares expert advice.
A shortage of healthy touch can effect our wellbeing, and even be psychologically damaging, writes Collett Smart. She shares tips for parents of teens.
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?
Instead of banning screens, we need to help our tweens find a healthy balance for their gaming and video-streaming time, writes Collett Smart.
Expert tips on how to spot the signs of trauma in your children when they’ve been overexposed to bad news – and how to help them.
Parents who seem to walk the ‘involvement’ line best, seem to do these following five things consistently with their tweens and teens.