They'll Be Okay
This is the must-have book for parents of young people who want to keep their children safe, whole and happy. Teens and tweens are struggling with social media, relationships, and so much of what modern life is throwing at...
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This is the must-have book for parents of young people who want to keep their children safe, whole and happy.
Teens and tweens are struggling with social media, relationships, and so much of what modern life is throwing at them. It's impossible for parents to be experts on all the new challenges their children are facing.That's why it's essential to turn to a real expert.
Collett Smart is a psychologist, teacher, lecturer, writer - and a mum of three. She knows that it is crucial for parents to discuss uncomfortable, yet fundamentally important topics with their children - and this book tells parents why and how.
If you're a parent who feels like you just don't know how to talk to your children about some of these difficult topics, this book has all the tools you need. There is invaluable advice on:
* Body safety, body image and objectification
* Break-ups, hook-ups and unconditional love
* Sex education and pornography
* Misogyny and harassment
* Manners, empathy and respect
Whether you want to prepare your child for the years ahead or you have an issue that needs to be addressed right now, this is the must-have book to help keep your children safe, whole and happy in these challenging times.
Collett Smart is a psychologist, qualified teacher, lecturer and writer. She has more than 20 years' experience working in private and public schools, as well as in private practice. She appears regularly on national television and radio, as an expert in teen and family issues. Collett has taught and delivered psychology workshops and seminars around the world, including Australia, the UK and Africa.Collett is also mum to 3 children, aged 9, 15 and 17 years old.She is currently a member of the 'Porn Harms Kids' campaign, which saw the PORN HARMS KIDS inquiry launched in the senate in December 2015, and hosted the 'Porn Harms Children and Young People Symposium' on the 9th February 2016, where she also presented. Collett continues to run seminars on the link between empathy, relationships and porn culture. She runs 1 to 2 seminars per month for psychologists, counsellors, GPs, teachers, parents and students. Her seminars are delivered at national conferences, community and school settings.Collett contributed the chapter 'Talking to Young People About Online Porn and Sexual Images' in the Hachette title Nurturing Young Minds (2017).