🎥 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.
🎥 How to avoid shame-based parenting 1 min read
Are you shaming your child? Many parents are unknowingly shaming their children, and this can result in negative long-term effects. Shame-based parenting is when a parent gives a child a negative image about themselves, rather than about the impact of their...
Why your child doesn't listen—and how to get them to 2 min read
Evidence suggests pretence can help children take on others’ perspectives and stay on track more.
Parenting a toddler? Simply step back and watch, study recommends 2 min read
Parents reported significantly lower stress levels, with more confidence and a better understanding of their children’s capabilities.
Mood swings and puberty—and 4 simple ways to cope 3 min read
This is the time in our daughters' lives where their hormones start surging, their bodies are changing with the onset of puberty and their relationships with their friends are becoming more important.
How to help your shy toddler socialise 2 min read
Q: My 16-month-old daughter is very shy around other toddlers. She’s not very good at playing with or near other kids, but is fine when other adults around. When we go out, she’s fine with us, but seems to get...
🎥 5 tips for parenting teenagers 1 min read
Raising teenagers is no easy task. So we asked psychologist Collett Smart to explain five teenage parenting tips to help you connect with teenagers. This positive parenting advice will help your child grow during the teen years and maintain a...