🎥 Phones for kids: When to buy? 1 min read
Knowing when you should buy your child their first mobile phone is a hard decision for parents. Psychologist Collett Smart discusses this question and the positive and negatives of doing so.
🎥 How to raise emotionally intelligent children 1 min read
What is emotional intelligence? And how do I teach my child to understand and regulate their emotions in a healthy way? Psychologist Collett Smart shares tips for nurturing emotional intelligence in kids. 🧠
🎥 How to explain face masks to kids 1 min read
Face masks are a tool being used to protect the spread of COVID-19. But how do you explain them to children? Psychologist Collett Smart discusses some ways to introduce face masks to children and answer their questions.
🎥 What is gaslighting abuse? 1 min read
What is gaslighting and how do you know if it's happening to you? Psychologist Collett Smart discusses this form of emotional abuse and how to deal with it.
🎥 3 tips from a psychologist as COVID-19 restrictions ease 1 min read
As coronavirus restrictions ease, we need to be aware of our mental health. But will "normal" life be the same? Psychologist Collett Smart provides three tips to help you transition back into life after lockdown.
🎥 Code words & kids safety 1 min read
Would your child ever stay in a potentially dangerous situation because they don't know of a discreet way to ask for your help? Psychologist Collett Smart discusses how code words can help teens and young ones avoid dangerous situations.
🎥 How to remain calm under pressure 1 min read
You're not at your best when you're stressed, and remaining calm when life throws stressors your way is one of greatest life skills you can develop. Psychologist Collett Smart explains how to stay calm in the midst of anxiety and...
🎥 How to practise active listening 1 min read
The way to improve your listening skills is to practise "active listening." This is where you make a conscious effort to hear not only the words that another person is saying but, more importantly, the complete message being communicated.
🎥 Supporting Year 12s this academic year during COVID-19 1 min read
Coronavirus means Year 12 students nationwide are preparing for a very different year. Psychologist Collett Smart discusses how you can help your child thrive in their last year of school during COVID-19.
Weight gain and body issues post lockdown 1 min read
We've been through a lot the past few months and being hard on yourself about your body should not be one of them! Psychologist Collett Smart talks us through on how to be kind to ourselves and how we can...