🎥 3 tips for self-compassion 1 min read
Research shows that our harshest critic is often ourselves, therefore, developing a sense of worth for yourself and ignoring self criticism is extremely important for your mental health and wellbeing. Psychologist Collett Smart discusses self-compassion and provides three tips to...
🎥 Types of friends your child should avoid 1 min read
Friends and friendships are a major part of your child's life. 👭But what type of friends are there and what types of friend relationships should my children avoid? Psychologist Collett Smart discusses how to protect your child from toxic school-age...
The hidden danger men face—and how you can help 7 min read
Did you know that suicide rates in men are three times higher than for women, and are a leading cause of death in young men globally?
🎥 Helping your child with separation anxiety 1 min read
Is your child experiencing separation anxiety? From the first day of school to leaving a caregiver, children can experience separation anxiety. Learn the early symptoms and how to conquer anxiety in your child.
🎥 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...
Pregnant in a pandemic 4 min read
When COVID-19 arrived in Australia, I was 20 weeks into my third pregnancy, making it one of my biggest challenges yet.
🎥 How many friends do you need? 1 min read
As we begin to start a family, we often lose touch with many of our friends. But how many friends should you have? And do more friends make you happier? Psychologist Collett Smart discusses how many friends you actually need,...
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 a conversation saved my life 5 min read
The first time I tried to kill myself, I was just 12 years old. . . . Over the next eight years, I would try to take my life another 13 times—coming pretty close a few times.