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About: Collett Smart

Collett Smart is a psychologist, qualified teacher, lecturer and writer. Collett has more than 20 years experience working in private and public schools, as well as in private practice. She appears regularly on national television and radio, as an expert in teen and family issues. Collett has taught and delivered psychology workshops and seminars around the world, including Australia, the UK and Africa.

9 ideas for screentime balance

So instead of banning screen time, we need to help our children to critically consider their screen content, as well as to engage in healthy, enjoyable physical activities. Start by... Read more [...] Read More

“You are My Daughter!” – World Down Syndrome Day

This is profound!Deb has always been a powerful voice for women and children. Here she talks about her daughter on World Down Syndrome Day – ‘You are My Daughter’.My favourite line, “You are my daughter. Adventurous and strong. Determined and […]

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10 Tips for supporting young people through trauma and terrorist attacks

Children often ask the adults in their lives to explain what they have seen and to reassure them about what will happen next. Read more [...] Read More

Do this to raise well-adjusted kids

Children who take part in family meals display less delinquency, greater academic achievement, improved psychological wellbeing, more positive family interactions and eat healthier foods. Read more [...] Read More

When should kids start dating?

Romantic interests are a completely normal part of growing up. However, it’s what teens do with that interest and how you handle your teen’s emerging feelings that matters. Read more [...] Read More

What if my Child is the Bully?

One of the toughest things to hear from your child’s school is that your own child is the bully. Here’s what you can do to help your child. Read more [...] Read More

Let’s stop the stereotypes – our teens are going to be okay!

“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! Read more [...] Read More

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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