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Category Archives: Media

Family rituals and traditions – why they matter

Many family and cultural traditions communicate to young people that they belong to something bigger than themselves. Traditions say, "THIS IS US!" Psychologist Collett Smart talks to Natasha Moore about some ideas. Read more [...] Read More

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

Cultivating a Growth Mindset

Wellbeing with Collett Smart. How to cultivate a growth mindset Read more [...] Read More

New script for sexual behaviour

Psychologist and author Collett Smart talks to Larry and Sally on The Morning Show, about her new parenting book, 'They'll be Okay'. (topics include; talking to kids about p*rnography, consent and choices) Read more [...] Read More

Children don’t need to be happy all of the time

Collett talks about the importance of ALL emotions, their appropriate expression and how experiencing the 'tough' emotions can be opportunities to build character. Read more [...] Read More

What age should kids start dating?

Psychologist Collett Smart talks to the mums about teen dating. How young is too young? Read more [...] Read More

Games for Growth

Is it possible that some games can have positive effects on behaviour? Psychologist Collett Smart talks to Channel 9 about the research into the prosocial effects of video games. Read more [...] Read More

Healing our Differences: 5 Keys to Reconciliation

After months of national debate over the Marriage Survey, relationships across Australia are suffering. Psychologist Collett Smart offers some keys for the healing process. (With Clare Bruce) Read more [...] Read More