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Collett is a writer and contributing author to a number of publications, both in print and online. 

They’ll be Okay 

– 15 Conversations to Help your Child Through Troubled Times

Parents who feel like they just don’t know how to talk to their children about some of the most difficult topics facing today’s young people – pornography, misogyny and harassment, objectification and body image – will have all the tools they need after they read this book. And it’s not just the difficult subjects: Collett also looks at emotional intelligence, empathy, respect and manners.

AVAILABLE with Hachette Australia, in all major bookstores and online.
New Zealand orders can be placed here.

See Reviews here.


Additional publication in August 2019 in the UK, Europe & Commonwealth (excl. Canada), with a new cover.

AVAILABLE  in-store and online. Suggestions:
here from the UK in £,
and here in (Euros),
and here online in ZAR, (also in Exclusive Books and CNA South Africa),
and at Innov8 Books Zimbabwe.



Gemma get the Jitters


Collett is the contributing expert to ‘Gemma gets the Jitters’, a picture book on childhood anxiety, by Katrina Roe. Collett’s tips and advice, for parents, are included at the conclusion of the book.


‘Gemma Gets the Jitters’ can be purchased through Wombat Books.

Raising Resilient Kids


Collett is a contributing author to ‘Raising Resilient Kids’. Her chapter is   titled, ‘The Power of Gratitude’.

Throughout this book, a number of Australia’s best experts touch on some of the biggest and most challenging  influences on young people today – and  they offer not only current statistics and  information, but strategies to help us as  parents, educators and carers, to  navigate this minefield and raise them  to become confident, resilient people.

Authors include Dr Michael Carr-Gregg, Susan McClean, Sharon Witt, Michael Grose, Collett Smart, Michelle Mitchell, Hugh Van Cylenburgh, Melinda Tankard-Resit and Wendy Mason.

‘Raising Resilient Kids’ can be purchased here.

Nurturing Young Minds


Collett is a contributing author to ‘Nurturing Young Minds’, by Generation Next. Her chapter is titled, ‘A practical guide to talking to young people about online p*rn and sexual images.’ This chapter is aimed at teachers, parents and allied health professionals.

‘Nurturing Young Minds’ can be purchased through Hachette Australia.

Raising Teens podcast

Your child emerges into their teen years and so much changes! It is a unique time for both you and your child. Raising Teens will be part of your support system – your village! It is a place of hope, where we provide you with information and resources to support you and your teen in this next chapter of the journey.

Subscribe now, wherever you get your podcasts, to hear psychologist, teacher, speaker and internationally published author Collett Smart chat with a new guest expert each week.