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Teens want values taught – not condoms

I wonder if Family Planning saw this research! Teenagers would rather be taught about family values than about sex, a survey has found. They see the responsibilities of being a parent as the number one ‘fact of life’ – ahead…

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Bring back the smack, says author and mother

Parents are being told to smack their children and run their families like an army unit. A controversial new book says parents should stop praising their children and trying to be their friends. Author Sue Edgerley, a mother of three,…

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Parents ‘put teens into sex work’

Nothing new here – we knew this was happening from back in 2008 and reported by the police earlier this year. And politicians who voted to normalise this industry should hang their head in shame. Teenagers in South Auckland are…

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Nurture matters!

This study reiterates the point that the way parents act has a huge influence on the way children act i.e. they weren’t necessarily ‘born that way’!! IVF study casts light on role of parenting NZ Herald Dec 3, 2010  A…

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Crackdown on ‘commercialisation’ of childhood

According to the Telegraph today, the UK politicians are beginning to act on the serious problem of child sexualisation. Well done! The Coalition’s Equality Strategy promised to tackle “irresponsible” advertising, sexualised images and clothing that forces children to grow up…

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NOW is the time to tackle the binge drinking culture

Every report we have read regarding child abuse and family violence says that alcohol abuse is a major contributing factor. A child is hugely at risk when an adult is under the influence of alcohol, and a recent survey by Massey University…

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Home Detention for Child Abuse ‘Wrong’

Media Release 1 December 2010 Family First NZ is shocked that a Cambridge man who severely injured his daughter after shaking her in frustration when she soiled herself avoided jail and received just three months’ home detention and 150 hours’…

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Human trafficking here – and will get worse

As if we needed any further proof that human trafficking is already happening in NZ (despite the ‘head in the sand’ approach by Immigration officials and politicians) it’s now predicted to get far worse when the rugby world cup occurs…

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