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Spend less now for a happier New Year

TVNZ website picks up our media release from a week ago Spend less now for a happier new year TVNZ 25 December 2010 Inexpensive but meaningful Christmas presents are the key to avoiding a stressful New Year, lobby group Family…

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Obsession with smacking misses real issues of abuse

From the Sydney Morning Herald today, a study gives more evidence that our obsession with smacking has meant that we’ve avoided the bigger picture of child abuse and the real causes and effects Child neglect can be just as harmful…

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Enable parents to parent

According to the Herald on Sunday today Unprecedented numbers of small babies are in the care of unqualified home-based carers, as the Children’s Commissioner investigates early childhood services. The Commissioner, John Angus, is to report in February on which types…

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Parents – get the computer out of the bedroom!

Another warning for parents regarding Facebook and unmonitored use. Facebook warning for parents Herald Sun December 23, 2010 Police have warned parents not to be pressured into letting their young children set up social networking sites. Children are lying about…

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Violent and abusive young drunk patients

More reason to raise the drinking age! Violent and abusive patients The Marlborough Express 23/12/2010 A change in the way young people drink has led to more violent and abusive patients turning up at the Wairau Hospital emergency department in…

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Broadcaster Shows Contempt for Family Viewers

Media Release 20 December 2010 Family First NZ is welcoming decisions from the Broadcasting Standards Authority today against TV3 regarding explicit sex scenes being shown during a 6pm news items and close to the 8.30 family viewing time.  “These decisions…

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