Counselling News – June 2019

TEEN DEPRESSION AND SUICIDE Dear Parents, Guardians & Learners Teen depression and suicide is a topic that I have not written about often, partly because one assumes that there is already a lot of awareness about it as it so often features in movies, TV shows and...

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Counselling Newsletter – March 2019

A very unfortunate pandemic of our time that seems to be escalating lately is the increasing lack of respect for our fellow human beings. We all want to be respected and treated with dignity, yet many of us are quick to deny this right to others. This newsletter,...

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Counselling Newsletter – December 2018

Drug abuse is an ever-increasing crisis across all generations. For our teenagers, it is especially problematic as adolescence is a time when they are most vulnerable to temptation and peer pressure. More and more of our youth today are being targeted and influenced...

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Counselling Newsletter – September 2018

This edition of the Counselling Newsletter provides practical tips for studying for the year-end examinations. It also contains important information regarding the Parent Talk on ADHD to be held on 11 October.  All welcome provided that you pre-book your seats. ...

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Counselling Newsletter – June 2018

Social Media & Online Safety Jeanette Chambers, a Dale Carnegie presenter and activist for Internet safety, recently gave an insightful talk to Rand Park's parents on how to have crucial conversations with their children about their online activity and being safe...

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Counselling Newsletter – March 2018

Dealing with Trauma & Grief 28 March 2018 Although the year is only three months old, it has not been an easy start to 2018 for many. Several of our parents, learners and teachers have experienced some distressing and difficult circumstances over the past couple...

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Counselling Newsletter September 2017

Why do there seem to be so many cases of stress, anxiety, depression and other psychological and mental disorders amongst the youth today? There is no simple answer to this question and various explanations can be considered as to why psychological problems seem to be...

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Counselling News – June 2017

As parents and educators, we need to be knowledgeable about how to manage the use of online platforms, devices and other technological resources more effectively in our homes and to guide our children in the digital age.  Read more in this week's Counselling...

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Counselling News – March 2017

We are only three months into the year and it seems that we are living disconnected lives that are consumed by the hustle and bustle of activities, our responsibilities and workload.  It is time to consciously connect with those who are important to us. Counselling...

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Counselling News – June 2016

Vigilant parenting As a parent, you always endeavour to protect your child from the dangerous world out there, not realising that the dangers are sometimes closer to home than we anticipate, often making it necessary to protect children from themselves more than...

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