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They'll Be Okay

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9780349422169

Price: £14.99

ON SALE: 29th August 2019

Genre: Health & Personal Development

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‘I was immediately drawn in, it is pitched so well in tone and content. I am finding my thoughts extended and understanding deepened by reading it.’ Steve Biddulph, bestselling author of Raising Boys and Raising Girls

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 how to talk about some of the most confronting subjects, including pornography, misogyny and harassment, objectification and body image. There’s also important information about emotional intelligence, empathy, respect and manners.

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.


Are you a parent or teacher looking for a comprehensive, readable, evidence-based resource for guiding teens/tweens in today's sexualized environment? Order this book. They'll Be Okay is brimming with awkward subjects and actual questions from teens/tweens. Smart supplies practical tips for dealing with them. More importantly, she models a philosophy and approach that a reader can integrate with ease. By the end of the book, parental feelings of helplessness are likely to diminish substantially, replaced by confidence and a reliable internal gyroscope.
Gary Wilson, author of Your Brain On Porn: Internet Pornography and the Emerging Science of Addiction
Collett Smart has written the perfect book for parents and caregivers of millennials. It is a challenging time for tweens and teenagers as they try to cope with the unchartered waters of social media and the internet. However, with this remarkable, well-written and informative book, adults can be reassured they will have accurate and research-based information at their finger tips. Well done Collett! A much needed book for our times.
Jayneen Sanders, Author, teacher and advocate for body safety education
They'll be Okay is an essential for parents' toolkit. Positive and practical. It is packed with good advice for parenting through all your child's ages and stages.
Kim McCabe, author of From Daughter to Woman and founder and director of Rites for Girls
Vital reading for parents and carers navigating difficult conversations with their kids, which is all of us. Empowering and easy to read, I feel like a better parent because of it. Highly recommend
Vicki Psarias, author of Mumboss and founder of Honest Mum
I was immediately drawn in, and thought it was beautiful in look and feel but above all, pitched so well in tone and content - readable but not dumbing down the subtlety or complexities of relating. Such a great structure around those 15 topics - as it means a parent isn't swamped - you just go to the one you are worried about. I am finding my thoughts extended and understanding deepened by reading it. It's really WELL DONE!
Steve Biddulph, psychologist and bestselling author