Parenting Teenagers Part 2: Understanding the Hurt Beneath the Anger

Pensive teenager - looking out at a lake

Why are the teenage years such a period of confusion and upheaval for so many families? Are teenagers moody and selfish for the sake of it? Or is there more to teenage anger than meets the eye? Let’s put the teenage years into perspective. The teenage years represent a process of separation from parents. It […]

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Parenting Teenagers Part 1: Recognising Your Inner Child

Jean Claude Chalmet-Psychotherapist

Are you the parent of a teen? Is your parenting being tested to the limit? It’s not uncommon to hear parents of teenagers complain about sudden changes in behaviour and a lack of preparedness when it comes to parenting skills. There are plenty of reasons why this can happen. Teenagers are renowned for becoming more […]

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What is Anger?

What is Anger

Anger is characterised as having intense feelings of annoyance, displeasure or hostility.  Jean-Claude Chalmet, Founder and lead psychotherapist at The Place Retreats describes anger as being a ”secondary emotion”.  He explains that ”anger (like anxiety) is a mask that covers something much deeper. This could be from past relationships and other negative experiences that might have […]

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