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My Daughter’s brain: Preparing for the teenage years

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16th Feb 2021 @ 6:00 pm 8:30 pm

February 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm AND February 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

You went to bed with your family – while handing out butterfly kisses and a million hugs, your little eleven-year-old girl said goodnight.   When you woke her up the next morning it was like an alien has invaded your home.  If she’s not biting your head off, she’s crying her eyes out in her room.  When she’s not crying, she’s jumping on the trampoline with the same friend who broke her heart the day before – giggling and totally inseparable.   

Things have literally changed overnight.  Your sweet sunshine child has disappeared…… or maybe just changed. It’s scary and it hurts.   How would you know what to do when you have no idea what is happening to her?

Does it sound familiar?  If so, please join Mariska van der Meulen of Meraki Counselling Services explaining what your daughter is going through.  Parents of daughters from approximately 8 years and older will benefit hugely from these information sessions/talks.

R700 per person (R1200 if both parents attend)

Some topics of discussion:

  • The Development of the female brain
  • The role of hormones and the roller coaster of emotions
  • The role of neurotransmitters (simplified for us who do not have a medical background!)
  • Conflict and the teenage female brain

Why the :

  • secrecy
  • sleeping in
  • drama
  • obsession with her girlfriends
  • obsession with physical appearance
  • risk taking

We will also look at:

  • Her developing sexuality
  • Stress and the teenage daughter
  • What will calm her down during difficult periods?
  • The role of Mom
  • The role of Dad
  • How are boys different?
  • When is her behaviour not normal anymore?
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  1. Marianna 21st Jan 2021 at 12:20 pm - Reply

    Hallo liewe Mariska! Ek wil graag hê Japie moet ook saam met my die kursus bywoon, maar hy kan glad nie nou al sê hoe sy spoede daardie tyd gaan lyk nie. Wat is die laatste dag wat ons moet bespreek?

    • Alicia Coertze 22nd Jan 2021 at 11:18 am - Reply

      Hi Marianna,
      My naam is Alicia en ek antwoord namens Mariska. Met die Covid situasie is ons beperk met die hoeveelheid sitplekke wat ons beskikbaar het. Jy kan 12 Februarie op die laatste inloer om te hoor of ons nog sitplekke beskikbaar het. Bel my asb op 0712979992 indien daar enige ander navra het. Groete, Alicia.

  2. Marié Kotzé 8th Feb 2021 at 7:50 pm - Reply

    Hi kan ongelukkig nie daardie tyd beskikbaar wees nie, maar dis broodnodige inligting wat ek nie kan mis nie. Kan jul dit dalk op ander manier met ons ander deel..

    • Anri van den Berg 9th Feb 2021 at 8:38 pm - Reply

      Hi Marié,

      Baie dankie vir jou navraag. Mariska bied weer hierdie kurses aan, alle inligting sal op die events bladsy beskikbaar gestel word.
      Sien asb https://www.vitanova.co.za/events/ of teken in op ons nuusbrief. Kursus datums word gereeld per epos uitgestuur.

      Vriendelike groete,
      Vita Nova

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