12 life lessons your children need to learn 4 min read
With all the distraction and overstimulation that devices bring, children are not building up useful "reservoirs of knowledge" they can draw on in coming years.
Dear mum with that noisy kid in church 3 min read
"I notice the wriggles and giggles, the crawling under the pews. I notice the growing pile of crumbs and wrappers."
Kids playing sports? Here are 5 things you shouldn't do 4 min read
As parents navigating the ups and downs of the sporting world, what are some of the opportunities to grasp, priorities to hold onto and dangers to avoid?
Raising girls to understand consent 7 min read
A few years ago, a man serving me coffee in my regular cafe said to my young daughter, Violet, "Give us a kiss."
Your child can be a lot of things, but preferably not this 🙅 6 min read
Responsible, achievement-oriented and highly principled . . . this is the kind of child most parents dream of, until you discover the downside.
Four types of boys and how they respond 4 min read
Here are the four types of boys I shared about in my book, How to Raise a Man, which is a useful tool in helping mothers understand how to adapt their children's demands.
🎥 Managing children’s Christmas gift expectations 1 min read
Psychologist Collett Smart gives us four tips to help manage our children’s gift expectations and understand the giving aspect of Christmas. During Christmas time we want to spoil our children with the best Christmas gifts. 🎁🎄But Christmas gifts for kids...
Why this bedtime chart is dividing mums online 😴 3 min read
Some mums are saying this chart is putting unnecessary pressure on parents, while others are swearing by it.
6 things to say instead of "No" to your teen attending schoolies 3 min read
If the thought of your teen heading off to schoolies is causing you anxiety, here are some tools to help you—and them—cope.
Why your child should have an early bedtime 4 min read
The benefits of getting your kid to bed early go beyond a brief moment of "you-time" after they've gone to sleep. It has the potential to give them a healthy head start too.