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Handling a Rebellious Teenager: 10 Practical Tips

 Collett’s fortnightly radio segment. Listen here.
Article by Clare Bruce. 

Parenting is challenging role at the best of times—but if you have a rebellious, wayward teenager, you’ve got an especially tough gig.

Late nights make you worried and exhausted, fights and hurtful words […]

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Teaching children 10 Body Safety Tips

We teach both water and road safety to the children in our care — it is equally important that we teach children Body Safety. Body Safety aims to empower children with skills and knowledge that will lessen the likelihood of […]

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We’re Teaching Them About Sex—But What About Love Education?

 Collett’s fortnightly radio segment. Listen here.

Article by Clare Bruce. 

If you’re a parent, a teacher, a youth worker, or simply have teenagers in your world, please do a young person a favour: talk to them about healthy relationships, and what it […]

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These common sayings are hurting your kids

Collett is interviewed by Katie Skelly in Now to Love

From excusing bad behaviour to stunting emotional growth, the below sayings – all of which you’ve definitely heard, if not said before – can have a seriously negative impact on your […]

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Teenagers and alcohol

When it comes to the question of teenagers and alcohol, adolescent psychologist Collett Smart has very clear advice for parents: wait until they’re 18. In her view, it’s one of the great parenting “non-negotiables”. Read more [...] Read More

Parents are having much farther reaching effects than they know

When you tell your child that they’ve reached their limit of screen time for the day or that they aren’t allowed to play a particular game because of its content, you aren’t going to see their grades improve immediately or […]

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Part 1 – ‘It’s Complicated: The social Lives of Networked Teens’

'It is common for people to label anything unfamiliar as dangerous, and social media platforms and gaming devices are no exception.' Read more [...] Read More