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Dr Karen Phillip is a Counselling Psychotherapist; Clinical Hypnotherapist and the Parenting and Relationship Expert on television, radio and print media both here and overseas. She is an International Author and Key Note Speaker.

Dr Karen is one of the rare Family Futurists. With years of experience and seeing the change in family and individuals over many decades, she is now writing and speaking about the variation we can expect in the way family communicates, the type of life we can expect for our children as society changes and technology explodes. This will affect us all.

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What sort of future do our kids get



Future Families – What sort of future do our kids get? As a family therapist for the past two decades, I have seen many changes occurring at an escalating rate. Issues relating to our kids future are also changing, a lot. Of course, we all know the issues relating to children spending more time in front of a screen, and parents struggle with that. What about how  issues in relation to our kids future are [...]


Older Woman now fastest-growing disadvantaged group



Recent research indicates that older women are now becoming the fastest-growing group of disadvantaged people. Recent article published in TheRoomXchange According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the divorce rate for those over 60 years old has escalated considerably over the last decade. I am seeing the escalation in my counselling rooms from people even in their mid-fifties. This often occurs because the last child leaves home, or is barely ever home, leaving the couple [...]


 

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