Parties give teens an opportunity for socialising – but I’m often asked, “How much influence do parents have on teens, parties and alcohol consumption?”
How can we prepare our children for High School parties and sleepovers, where drinking might be involved? Collett Smart shares expert advice.
A shortage of healthy touch can effect our wellbeing, and even be psychologically damaging, writes Collett Smart. She shares tips for parents of teens.
Somehow it’s socially acceptable for adults to belittle teens – which only divides us. How can we change the stereotype, and connect with our teens better?
Instead of banning screens, we need to help our tweens find a healthy balance for their gaming and video-streaming time, writes Collett Smart.
Focus on the Family say that compassion goes a long way when it comes to handling online incidents and tricky topics with our kids.
Expert tips on how to spot the signs of trauma in your children when they’ve been overexposed to bad news – and how to help them.
Through tumultuous times, everyday rituals and regular family traditions serve as anchors and safe havens to be counted on.
When we systematically allow our teenagers to go to bed late we couldn’t design a worse system for learning and wellbeing.
Here’s how parents can maintain healthy conversations with their teens, taken from the book, They’ll Be Okay written by psychologist, Collett Smart.