Browsing Archive: October, 2012

Need Help Choosing Your Career?

Posted by Chameleon on Tuesday, October 23, 2012, In : Events 
Chameleon has another great deal for you! Come to our Career Guidance Workshop on 17th November if:
  • you or your teenager need help with subject choice for Grade 10
  • you are a matriculant wanting to work or study
  • you are an adult looking to explore a new career path

We are offering a qualitative narrative career work and career assessment.

For teens and adults. R350 (worth R900!)
Only ten spots available. Booking essential.

Click here to book a spot!

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Fun Activity: Life is a Masked Ball

Posted by Chameleon on Tuesday, October 23, 2012, In : Fun Stuff 
Life is a masked ball.

We all wear masks, it’s a natural safety mechanism for adjusting to our chaotic lives. I have a mask for each of the most important areas of my life. I wear a mommy mask at home, a therapist mask at work, and a brave-girl mask at kung fu. Around friends and family, it’s safe to remove the mask, relax, and be yourself with those who love and appreciate you for you.

But what happens when our masks become blurred

Where we don’t know where the pretence ends, and where ...
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Why It Totally Sucks To Be A Teen

Posted by Chameleon on Tuesday, October 23, 2012, In : Mental Health Musings 
Yep, that’s what I said people. Being a teenager is not easy. I wouldn’t choose to back and relive those days of my youth, even with all the knowledge that I have now.

Why do I say this?

I can name 3 reasons…

1.    Your body does weird stuff.

It’s ridiculous – right about the time that you can start spreading your wings in this world, you body decides it’s time to change. Uncontrollable rampaging hormones surge through your body with little concern as to how this is going to affect y...
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Why You Should Test Your Child

Posted by Chameleon on Tuesday, October 2, 2012, In : Mental Health Musings 
School Readiness Testing

Your child is old enough for school; why doesn’t that mean he’s ready for school? I’m sure the answer to that is obvious when you look at the vast difference between those children excelling in grade 1 and those who are struggling to keep their grasp on the work content.

I’m certainly not saying that we should keep our children back until they have acquired the skills to perform in Grade 1. The concept of School Readiness Testing is often wildly misinterpreted. ...
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About Brenda

Brenda Leemans Brenda is a Registered Counsellor and owner of Chameleon Play Therapy Centre. Here she will be sharing her musings on mental health.
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