Author: McBlog2

Getting Enough Sleep for You and Your Child

American College of Pediatricians 5 December 2017 Family First Comment: How’s your family doing? Have you ever heard the saying, “Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise”? It is well established through research that…

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Watching my uncle die – and his mood swings – confirmed my opposition to euthanasia

Stuff co.nz 5 December 2017 Family First Comment: An excellent commentary.. “It’s the unintended consequences of allowing euthanasia that particularly perturb me, whereby shifting societal values would make seniors and the disabled increasingly feel like a financial and emotional burden,…

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Cannabis killed my son – don’t let it do the same to you (UK)

Daily Mail 4 December 2017 Family First Comment: “With Dorset Police, Mrs Hamilton is giving talks in assemblies beginning this month. The former prep school music teacher from North Dorset, said she wanted youngsters to realise cannabis can be lethal.…

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‘It’s about teaching consent and self-respect’

Radio NZ News 1 December 2017 Family First Comment: “Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter launched the report this afternoon at Wellington Girls’ College. “My message to young people is that you deserve to be safe, and you deserve support…

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Professor of physiology says transgender athletes have advantage in speed, power

Stuff co.nz 3 December 2017 Family First Comment: Actually, we didn’t need a physiology professor to tell us what is clearly obvious to all! #BiologyMatters A New Zealand physiology professor says transgender athletes have advantages over their female competitors and…

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Children young as 3 in Auckland modelling competition

NewsHub 3 December 2017 Family First Comment: We also said that research shows that young children involved in this can have depression, anxiety, self-harm, eating disorders. Let kids be kids. Competing with others based on looks and appeal is harmful.…

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We were warned about the harms of pornography many years ago…

Ted Bundys Warning – Minutes Before Execution Ted Bundy found a porn magazine at the age of 13 in a dumpster, which led to becoming a rapist, kidnapper and then serial killer. This is an eye-opening message he urges all…

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“Can I kiss myself?” – Of course! Sologamy is Marriage Equality

‘Can I kiss myself?’ – Kiwi officiates as sologamist marries herself on Aussie beach TVNZ One News 30 November 2017 Family First Comment: Once you redefine something once, the possibilities are endless….. #slipperyslope www.ProtectMarriage.nz A New Zealand celebrant in Australia…

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Paid parental leave increased to 26 weeks as Government bill passes

Stuff co.nz 30 November 2017 Family First Comment: Putting families with babies first! 😊 Parliament has passed the Government’s paid parental leave bill, extending leave to 26 weeks by 2020. The extension phases in incrementally, with parents of babies due…

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Kiwi mums not breastfeeding for six months, despite WHO guidelines

Stuff co.nz 1 December 2017 Family First Comment: Is this partly (not fully because there are exceptions) because we’ve made mothers too busy and also the pressure they’re under to return to work? “New research based on the University of…

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