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When it comes to raising little ones, we often feel as though we have a small village around us – in morning play groups, meeting other parents at tots’ birthday parties, or on the sides of sports fields. It can feel like we have it (mostly) under control. Until our child gradually emerges into their teen years and so much changes! It is a unique time for both you and your child.

Sometimes, everything you thought you knew goes out the window and you’re struggling to keep up. You look around and the village seems to have diminished. Raising Teens will be part of your support system – your village! There will be something here for everyone who cares for teens. Most importantly, this is your resource, so we want to hear from you – your challenges, your suggestions – you are part of this community.

For more information, expert advice or to ask Collett a question, visit raisingteens.au.

The information provided on this podcast is for general educational purposes only and does not take into account your personal situation. It is not a substitute for professional advice. We recommend you seek a medical or healthcare professional if you are seeking advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Listen to more from our Hope Podcasts collection at hopepodcasts.com.au. And send the team a message via the Hope website, Hope 103.2’s app, Facebook or Instagram. 

Raising Teens with Collett Smart Hope 103.2

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.9 • 30 Ratings

When it comes to raising little ones, we often feel as though we have a small village around us – in morning play groups, meeting other parents at tots’ birthday parties, or on the sides of sports fields. It can feel like we have it (mostly) under control. Until our child gradually emerges into their teen years and so much changes! It is a unique time for both you and your child.

Sometimes, everything you thought you knew goes out the window and you’re struggling to keep up. You look around and the village seems to have diminished. Raising Teens will be part of your support system – your village! There will be something here for everyone who cares for teens. Most importantly, this is your resource, so we want to hear from you – your challenges, your suggestions – you are part of this community.

For more information, expert advice or to ask Collett a question, visit raisingteens.au.

The information provided on this podcast is for general educational purposes only and does not take into account your personal situation. It is not a substitute for professional advice. We recommend you seek a medical or healthcare professional if you are seeking advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Listen to more from our Hope Podcasts collection at hopepodcasts.com.au. And send the team a message via the Hope website, Hope 103.2’s app, Facebook or Instagram. 

    S7 Ep 10: Supporting Teens in Grief

    S7 Ep 10: Supporting Teens in Grief

    Collett sits down with mother and chaplain Raewyn Elsegood, to talk about grief from the perspective of someone who has helped others with their grief, but who has also been on the journey herself.

    To find Raewyn's work head to sportschaplaincy.com.au or check out Raewyn's Instagram

    Resources for Support or to Learn MoreLifeline - Crisis Support 13 11 14Kids Helpline - Free phone-counselling for young people 1800 55 1800

    'Click here to contact Collett or ask her a question’ or Click here to contact the Raising Teens team.


    Collett is a psychologist, qualified teacher, speaker, and internationally published author, with 25 years' experience working in private and public schools, as well as in private practice.

    Visit Raising Teens for more resources, click here for Collett's books, or join the discussion on Facebook.

    Listen to more from our Hope Podcasts collection at hopepodcasts.com.au. And send the team a message via Hope 103.2’s app, Facebook or Instagram.
    Support the show: https://hope1032.com.au/donate
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    • 41 min
    S7 Ep 09: Q&A - "What if parents disagree about parenting decisions?"

    S7 Ep 09: Q&A - "What if parents disagree about parenting decisions?"

    When answering tricky questions, sometimes two heads are better than one! So, this season Collett is joined by Michelle Mitchell, to answer some of the questions you've been asking.

    Click here if you have a question for Collett or go to the Raising Teens website to find out more about her work or join the discussion on Facebook. To hear more of Michelle and to find out about her work, head to her website.

    Resources for Support or to Learn MoreLifeline - Crisis Support 13 11 14Kids Helpline - Free phone-counselling for young people 1800 55 1800


    Collett is a psychologist, qualified teacher, speaker, and internationally published author, with 25 years' experience working in private and public schools, as well as in private practice.

    Visit Raising Teens for more resources, click here for Collett's books, or join the discussion on Facebook.

    Listen to more from our Hope Podcasts collection at hopepodcasts.com.au. And send the team a message via Hope 103.2’s app, Facebook or Instagram.
    Support the show: https://hope1032.com.au/donate
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 16 min
    S7 Ep 08: What does 'Purpose' look like for a teen?

    S7 Ep 08: What does 'Purpose' look like for a teen?

    Collett sits down with author and speaker Glen Gerreyn to chat about some of the questions that have stumped people for millennia... what is the meaning of life? Why am I here? What is my purpose?

    To hear more of Glen and to find out about his work or to hear him speak at your school or business, head to glengerreyn.com

    Resources for Support or to Learn MoreLifeline - Crisis Support 13 11 14Kids Helpline - Free phone-counselling for young people 1800 55 1800

    'Click here to contact Collett or ask her a question’ or Click here to contact the Raising Teens team.


    Collett is a psychologist, qualified teacher, speaker, and internationally published author, with 25 years' experience working in private and public schools, as well as in private practice.

    Visit Raising Teens for more resources, click here for Collett's books, or join the discussion on Facebook.

    Listen to more from our Hope Podcasts collection at hopepodcasts.com.au. And send the team a message via Hope 103.2’s app, Facebook or Instagram.
    Support the show: https://hope1032.com.au/donate
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 38 min
    S7 Ep 07: Q&A - What if my teens won't do anything?

    S7 Ep 07: Q&A - What if my teens won't do anything?

    When answering tricky questions, sometimes two heads are better than one! So, this season Collett is joined by Michelle Mitchell, to answer some of the questions you've been asking.

    Click here if you have a question for Collett or go to the Raising Teens website to find out more about her work or join the discussion on Facebook. To hear more of Michelle and to find out about her work, head to her website.

    Resources for Support or to Learn MoreLifeline - Crisis Support 13 11 14Kids Helpline - Free phone-counselling for young people 1800 55 1800


    Collett is a psychologist, qualified teacher, speaker, and internationally published author, with 25 years' experience working in private and public schools, as well as in private practice.

    Visit Raising Teens for more resources, click here for Collett's books, or join the discussion on Facebook.

    Listen to more from our Hope Podcasts collection at hopepodcasts.com.au. And send the team a message via Hope 103.2’s app, Facebook or Instagram.
    Support the show: https://hope1032.com.au/donate
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 14 min
    S7 Ep 06: Anxiety

    S7 Ep 06: Anxiety

    Collett sits down with neurodevelopmental educator Karen Young to talk about the very real issue of anxiety in teens today. How can we help them reframe their thinking and build courage, while not minimizing how they feel?

    To hear more of Karen and to find out about her work, head to her website Hey Sigmund.

    Resources for Support or to Learn MoreLifeline - Crisis Support 13 11 14Kids Helpline - Free phone-counselling for young people 1800 55 1800

    'Click here to contact Collett or ask her a question’ or Click here to contact the Raising Teens team.


    Collett is a psychologist, qualified teacher, speaker, and internationally published author, with 25 years' experience working in private and public schools, as well as in private practice.

    Visit Raising Teens for more resources, click here for Collett's books, or join the discussion on Facebook.

    Listen to more from our Hope Podcasts collection at hopepodcasts.com.au. And send the team a message via Hope 103.2’s app, Facebook or Instagram.
    Support the show: https://hope1032.com.au/donate
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 37 min
    S7 Ep 05: Q&A - How do we help teens pursue their big ideas?

    S7 Ep 05: Q&A - How do we help teens pursue their big ideas?

    When answering tricky questions, sometimes two heads are better than one! So, this season Collett is joined by Michelle Mitchell, to answer some of the questions you've been asking.

    Click here if you have a question for Collett or go to the Raising Teens website to find out more about her work or join the discussion on Facebook. To hear more of Michelle and to find out about her work, head to her website.

    Resources for Support or to Learn MoreLifeline - Crisis Support 13 11 14Kids Helpline - Free phone-counselling for young people 1800 55 1800


    Collett is a psychologist, qualified teacher, speaker, and internationally published author, with 25 years' experience working in private and public schools, as well as in private practice.

    Visit Raising Teens for more resources, click here for Collett's books, or join the discussion on Facebook.

    Listen to more from our Hope Podcasts collection at hopepodcasts.com.au. And send the team a message via Hope 103.2’s app, Facebook or Instagram.
    Support the show: https://hope1032.com.au/donate
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

Schoolpsych1000 ,

Fantastic professional adive

As a young and emerging school psychologist, this podcast is so valuable in helping me navigate so many conversations with my teen clients and their parents. Definitely a helpful resource to refer parents too with further questions!

Fledney ,

Essential Conversations

Raising teenagers is not an easy job. This podcast raises the important conversations we need to have with our kids to help them make wise choices. Great experts with straightforward advice. Always done with a positive attitude. It helps us see the positive in our kids rather than focusing on the negative. A great listen.

sheldesign ,

Valuable Listening

Collett has such a wealth of experience coupled with a beautiful warm and practical manner so that parents feel armed to ‘parent well’. She leaves you feeling like you are not on your own in the parenting journey. Well worth a listen!

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