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 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.


Wellbeing Matters 

– a mental health toolkit

This seminar includes:

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


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







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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Book Reviews

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