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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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New Teen Workshop: Love Languages

Posted by Chameleon on Monday, August 13, 2012, In : Mental Health Musings 

Feel like you aren't getting through to people? Do you feel misunderstood? Boost your communication skills! 

Boyfriends, girlfriends, siblings, parents, friends, teachers, anyone you have to relate to every day: How awesome would it be if YOU had the power to improve those relationships? 

In my dim memory of being a 13 year old, all I could really think about was why my parents didn't get me, and oh god, why can't I get a boyfriend.

It's a lot different today, isn't it? With the resources I ha...


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Hi my name is... and I am/have a teenager.

Posted by Chameleon on Thursday, July 26, 2012, In : Mental Health Musings 

We’re honestly not sure who we’re talking to here:

We hope we’re talking to teenagers, because this is who these workshops are catered for. But most likely, we’re talking to parents of teens. And that’s okay. Because we want parents to know that there is a place they can send their teenagers to learn life skills that they aren’t going to learn at school.

It’s not therapy. So you can tell your son or daughter that they’re not getting sent away to be analysed by a shrink. Ther...


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3 Reasons Why You Should Send Your Kids to Kung Fu

Posted by Chameleon on Monday, July 9, 2012, In : Mental Health Musings 
Studies have found that martial arts, in which you have to pay close attention to body movements, tax the attention system: a very good thing for adolescents with behavioural disorders.

Here are three reasons why you should be sending your preteens and teenagers to Kung Fu:

It will calm them the hell down.

Dealing with a moody teenager can be difficult at the best of times, especially when there are other behavioural factors at play. Martial arts training, in particular, has a profound effect on...
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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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