Parenting with Purpose

 – Raising Resilient Kids

This seminar includes:

  • The factors that develop resilience in children
  • The research on what young people need from the adults and carers in their lives
  • Practical tips for enhancing a parent’s relationship with their children and teenagers


Raising Teenagers who Flourish 

– Resilient Teens; in life, relationships & their online world

This seminar includes: 

  • Understanding teen emotion and behaviour
  • The factors that develop resilience in teens
  • Who matters to teens and why?
  • What leads to teen flourishing?
  • Ideas on HOW to communicate with young people when things go wrong.
  • Practical tips for connecting with teenagers.


A Mental Health Toolkbox 

– supporting young people’s mental health

This seminar includes:

  • The signs and symptoms of anxiety in adolescents
  • Stress, anxiety and depression.
  • Recognising the triggers for anxiety in young people
  • Enhancing wellbeing (through mental, physical and social resilience factors)
  • How to practically support anxious teens at school.


“We need to talk about sex”

– when, how and what to say to our Primary aged Tweens.

This seminar includes:

  • How to talk about body safety
  • Actual scripts I recommend for beginning and continuing conversations about sex and body development
  • When and how to talk to tweens about exposure to adult content online


The Healthy Relationships Toolkit

– for parents of High Schoolers (the reason Collett wrote, ‘THEY’LL be OKAY’)

This seminar includes:

  • The foundations of Relationship Intelligence (RI) and personal values
  • Appropriate ages for talking about body safety, sex and sexualised media
  • How to talk to tweens and teens about exposure to ‘adult content’ online, before exposure occurs
  • How to respond when your child comes across p*rnography
  • Conversation ideas on consent and respectful relationships


Girls & Friendships

– teaching girls to build each other up

This sessions explores:

  • Emotional Intelligence and girls
  • How we might equip girls to recognise their own worth, as well as the worth of others
  • What girls need from parents and carers when things go wrong in friendships and relationships
  • When parents need to hold back and when to step in
  • Strategies for developing both assertiveness and kindness in our girls


Growing our Boys

What boys need, to grow into healthy strong men

In this seminar Collett explores:

  • The mental health issues facing boys and men
  • Validating boys’ emotions – Emotional Intelligence
  • Teaching boys about healthy relationships – Relationship Intelligence
  • The language we might use around boys on; sex, intimacy, respect, strength and consent.
  • The research on the importance of mentors in raising boys









My name is Collett Smart. I am a psychologist, qualified teacher, speaker and internationally published author. I have 25 years’ experience working with young people and their families, in private and public schools, as well as in private practice. I am also ‘Mum’ to 3 children.

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Kim McCabe

"They’ll be Okay is an essential parents’ toolkit.  Positive and practical.  It is packed with good advice for parenting through all your child’s ages and stages.”  

Author & founding director of Rites for Girls

Steve Biddulph

“I was immediately drawn in ... pitched so well in tone and content – readable but not dumbing down the subtlety or complexities of relating ... I am finding my thoughts extended and understanding deepened by reading it. It’s really WELL DONE!”

Psychologist & Parenting Author

Gary Wilson

"THEY’LL be OKAY is brimming with awkward subjects and actual questions from teens/tweens. Smart supplies practical tips for dealing with them. Parental feelings of helplessness are likely to diminish substantially - replaced by confidence" 

TEDx Speaker & Author