[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”My Teenage SON’S brain” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Your busy, mischievous little boy has disappeared overnight. No more hugs and chats, instead he is spending all his free time locked in his room. Conversations have turned into short grunts and he is always in a bad mood. The only topics that will get him out of his shell momentarily are games or sport, girls or his friends. You are not sure whether the hours spent behind closed doors are only playing computer games or sometimes homework as well….and you are too cautious to ask. Did we fail as parents or is my son only going through a phase?
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 boys from approximately 10 years old and older will benefit hugely from these information sessions/talks. Talks will be presented in English and or Afrikaans, depending on the audience.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”345″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_btn title=”Booking for Pretoria” color=”success” size=”lg” align=”center” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.vitanova.co.za%2FEvents%2FTabId%2F853%2FArtMID%2F3655%2FArticleID%2F2196%2F4-6-JUNE-2019-My-teenage-SONS-brainMy-tiener-SEUN-se-brein.aspx|||”][vc_btn title=”Booking for Johannesburg” color=”danger” size=”lg” align=”center” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.merakicounselling.co.za%2Fmy-teen-booking%2F|||”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Some Topics of Discussion:” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]
- Some topics of discussion: The Development of the male brain
- The role of hormones
- Physical development
- The role of neurotransmitters (simplified for us who do not have a medical background!)
Why does this happen:
- Homework wars
- Sleeping in
- Emotional withdrawal
- Aggression, dominance and competition
- Sensitivity around his physical appearance
- Risk taking and decision making
- Auditory processing (does he hear me?)
- His developing sexuality
- Interest in girls
- Stress and your son’s brain
- Peer pressure
- Role of Mom
- Role of Dad
- How are girls different?
- When is his behavior not normal anymore?
- Case studies