The Brat Factor – is your child spoilt?

The Brat Factor – is your child spoilt?

No one wants to raise a spoilt child. But would you know one if you had? Clinical Psychologist Suzette Weideman tells us more… There are several ways in which this generation stands out. People are more technologically driven, materialism seems to be growing and even...

Wenke om ‘n narsis te hanteer

Article written for Vrouekeur : Original article is viewable here Hier is ’n paar wenke om ‘n narsis te hanteer. DEUR: Anne Marais Suzette Vlok Weideman, kliniese sielkundige, gee die volgende raad: Wees bewus van die uitdagings wat so ’n persoon beleef en watter...
Explaining suicide to a child

Explaining suicide to a child

South Africa has the 8th highest suicide rate in the world. I was recently asked how to explain suicide to an 8 year old after a grandfather committed suicide and his school friend who’s father had hit financial crisis had killed himself leaving his two young...
Reflecting on Robin Williams

Reflecting on Robin Williams

When I think of Robin Williams, I don’t think of a funny man, I think of a deeply sensitive man. His emotional depth and differentiation was evolved far beyond his piers. He did have me in stitches with his role as Genie in Aladin and his DJ-ing in Good morning,...
If I have balance, I don’t need control

If I have balance, I don’t need control

My father once gave me a picture, taken from a speeding train of a boy and girl on a horse, probably aged 8 and 10. They were so carefree, barely holding on, there feet bouncing at the graceful animal’s flanks. It was forever imprinted in my brain, as I longed...
Oh what a tangled web we weave

Oh what a tangled web we weave

A friend of mine used a beautiful image this morning, that I just had to share. She remarked on what “a tangled web we weave” in our lives. I have often found myself peering over the shoulders of clients, looking at the intricate pathways and connections...