🎥 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.
🎥How to help kids manage stress 1 min read
Coronavirus has caused extra stress for everyone, including our children. But what is stress for kids and what are the effects of stress on kids? Psychologist Collett Smart discusses teaching kids about stress and tips for stress reduction for kids....
🎥 How to prepare for exams 1 min read
Coronavirus has caused extra stress for exam preparation, especially for the Year 12 exams. Our children are already busy learning how to study for Year 12 exams and adapt to what's required for HSC preparation 2020. So we asked psychologist...
🎥 The most effective parenting style 1 min read
There are four types of parenting styles in the twenty-first century, and a number of studies on parenting styles have been conducted. The most popular styles are the authoritative and authoritarian parenting style. But which one is the best? 👨👩👧👦 ...