For many of us, the importance of touch is well known intrinsically. We often recognise it most when it is missing. Like during a pandemic?
Welcome to my ‘Wellbeing with Collett’ videos.
I have a weekly segment on Sunday mornings on Channel 7, as the resident psychologist for Mums At the Table. You can see more of these videos over on my You Tube Channel.
The Parenting Question this week is from Judy, on Sleep Deprivation: “How much sleep do our teens need?”
It has been said that we have a chronically sleep deprived generation. Studies on tech use and teens are complex, and, “Causal research in this space is rare because it is difficult to establish directionality and cause and effect, but one direct consequence of increasing time spent on digital media and technologies is declining quantity, and often also quality, of sleep.” (The Gonski report, 2021).
So how do we best support our teens?
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Many family and cultural traditions communicate to young people that they belong to something bigger than themselves.
I’d like to introduce you to my new podcast, ‘Raising Teens’. I am really excited to add something for those who prefer listening to reading. Or perhaps you like to do both?
I will be uploading a new episode each week, along with a related article.
Season 1 – Episode 1 is about Teens and Sleep.
An open letter to Secondary Students, from Author, Teacher and Speaker, Sharon Witt.
This letter is addressed to students in Melbourne, Victoria. However, so much of this is true for Secondary Students and Final Year students anywhere in Australia this term.
What a year they have come through. We are so proud of them!
I have written before, on how different this Year looks for our Year 12 students.Yet, in the last few weeks our kids heard that they will be losing more ‘lasts’. They’re really struggling with the news. So how can we point them to Hope?
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