Teenagers: the times they are a’changing

So now your bundle of joy, that incredibly eloquent toddler and adorable kid has graduated to teenagedom. She is still interesting, but a tad more volatile. He is still full of life, but his activities are now interspersed with prolonged naps.   They also challenge you.   To many parents, being the parent of a teenager is exactly this: a…

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Realisation of resilience

As a therapist, I am continuously amazed by the incredible capacity that people have to deal with life’s burdens, setbacks and struggles. Resilience is that quality that allows certain individuals to be challenged severely by life events and to make a comeback, stronger than ever. Rather than letting failure overcome them, they seem to have the resolve to rise above…

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