Author: McBlog

Bob McCoskrie is the National Director of Family First NZ. He is a trained secondary teacher, has a post graduate degree in accounting, was a family community worker in South Auckland for 12 years, and has worked in the media part-time and full-time for 25 years. He is married, 3 children and a Labrador that is fitter than he is!

More Parenting ‘Quackery’

Parents Urged To Ditch Time Out Techniques 10 Nov 2010 A punishment-free approach to parenting advocated by a New Zealand couple who discourage the use of time out, yelling, threats and bribery is about to be held up as…


MP’s should at LEAST debate pokie harm

The politicians should AT LEAST send this bill to a select committee. The issue of problem gambling and its harm to families needs to be faced and debated. The government is continuing with their ‘head in the sand’ approach on this…


Liberalised Booze Laws Must be Reversed

Media Release 8 November 2010 Family First NZ says that the government’s response to alcohol laws to be introduced in parliament tomorrow will have little effect on our binge drinking culture and as a result the problems of domestic violence,…


Ban booze ads near kids, urge health groups

The Age (Australia) November 7, 2010 Public health campaigners in Australia are calling for bottle shop exclusion zones around schools and a ban on alcohol advertising on public transport to prevent children from being bombarded with ”insidious” alcohol marketing. The…


Study shows the things mums lie about

The Advertiser (Aust) November 08, 2010  Sleep is the No. 1 topic about which Australian mums lie to each other, with whoppers also told about nits, bed times, sickness, yelling and kids milestones, experts say. A News Limited survey of mothers…