Author: McBlog2

Yelling worse than smacking!

Wall Street Journal 29 Jan 2014 Nearly every parent loses control and screams at the children now and then. But what if you do it repeatedly? Researchers suspect parents are yelling more. Parents have been conditioned to avoid spanking, so…

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Reaction to smacking experiment ‘no surprise’

OneNews 31 January 2014 With smacking back in the the spotlight a social experiment has drawn some interesting results. TV ONE’s Seven Sharp hired actors to play out a scene at a park where a “naughty” child was seen to be “hit” by…

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Marriage guidance could save Britain billions by staving off family break-up

The Telegraph 29 January 2014 Encouraging couples to go to marriage courses or relationship counselling sessions could ultimately save taxpayers billions of pounds a year by reducing family break-up, a Government backed study concludes. The report, the first of its kind, calculates…

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Controversial brothel plan

NZ Herald 29 January 2014 The cost of funerals may rise and children could be charged to camp at McLaren Falls but it will be 80 per cent cheaper to open a brothel under changes being considered by the Tauranga…

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Labour, Greens crack over cannabis views

3News 27 January 2014 Another major crack has emerged between Labour and the Greens – their incompatible views on marijuana. Last week they split on deep-sea drilling, and today Labour leader David Cunliffe dashed Green Party hopes of decriminalising cannabis…

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No plans to decriminalise cannabis: Labour

Otago Daily Times 28 January 2014 Labour has no intention of backing potential coalition partner the Greens’ policy of decriminalising cannabis, leader David Cunliffe says. Decriminalisation of the drug has been a Greens policy for years but the party has avoided making…

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Debate over paid parental leave

Stuff.co.nz 28 January 2014 Young women may find it harder to get work at small businesses if paid parental leave is extended to 26 weeks, according to the New Zealand Initiative executive director Oliver Hartwich. Labour leader David Cunliffe said…

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Labour targets new parents with ‘best start’ package

NZ Herald 27 January 2014 Labour leader David Cunliffe has set out a policy to give most parents of new born babies a payment of $60 a week until that baby turns one, while those on middle and lower incomes…

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Greens back to their dopey ways again

Green Party to push for cannabis decriminalisation NZ Herald 26 January 2014 The Green Party says it will push for decriminalising marijuana during any post-election negotiations with Labour – but also made it clear it was not a do-or-die bottom…

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Getting back to letting kids be kids!

School ditches rules and loses bullies Stuff.co.nz 26 January 2014 Ripping up the playground rulebook is having incredible effects on children at an Auckland school. Chaos may reign at Swanson Primary School with children climbing trees, riding skateboards and playing…

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