Modern Ageing

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As a Family Futurist, I have been speculating about our ageing population and what the next 10 – 15 years holds for them and their family as our current baby-boomers start to age. We know the issues before us with problems in our aged care facilities. Often lack of stimulating activities, basic foods and isolation. When our baby boomers start to enter these facilities, this will need to change significantly. There will not be many […]

Learn Teen Language

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Communicating with your teen can be fraught with danger until you learn to speak teen language. It is the type of language all parents need to understand to allow good, open and informative discussion with their teenage child. Learning to speak teen is similar to learning to speak English, Spanish or Chinese, it needs to be learned. How do you speak teen? The main thing to remember is a ten is neither a child nor […]

Why do Women stay in Abusive Relationships?

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We have a continued issue of abusive relationships. Most of the time it is the woman who is the victim of an abusive affronting man. I do use the term ‘man’ very loosely as a man would never be abusive, a male however may. We hear the question, why would she stay or keep going back to him? There are many reasons we find this and most of the time we are unaware of the reasons […]

Mental Illness or Emotional Overload

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There is a difference between mental illness and emotional sensory overload. Most suffer an emotional health issue, or sensory overload, at some time in their life, many of us have. The difference is that a mental illness is a physiological issue that affects us, usually, for life where an emotional issue is a temporary sensory overload. Things like manic depression, schizophrenia, bi-polar and brain trauma or brain injury are more of a permanent mental illness. […]