Month: November 2010

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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Approach to Abuse Puts Parenting on Trial

Family First Media Release 28 Nov 2010 Family First says that parenting is being put on trial and good parents are becoming paranoid about seeking help.  “A Families Commission study in Masterton found that some parents avoided seeking help for…

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If only….

If only our politicians would move to protect families as Western Australian MP’s are Prostitution will be banned from residential areas in WA and clients caught on unlicensed premises could face fines or jail under proposed laws. Police will also…

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Why We Supported Three Strikes legislation

From the Dominion Post today The career criminal who killed Kapiti man Raymond Piper has 175 prior convictions, including for serious violent offences. Ainsley “Scrooge” Anderson, 51, a patched Mongrel Mob member, pleaded guilty in Porirua District Court yesterday to…

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Parents deserve an appeal process

Immigrants Get Appeal Body But Not Parents Family First Media Release 26 November 2010 Family First says the announcement by the government this week of an independent appeal body for immigrants – the Immigration and Protection Tribunal – suggests that…

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Instability in families increases

This longitudinal study shows that ‎40% of the parents were not in a legally binding relationship – this simply increases the risk of instability in families and separation of the parents. Social fallout will continue as we minimise the importance…

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Obesity is a parenting issue

Parental involvement and obesity are linked. This study found that a key difference between obese and healthy-weight adolescents was in parental presence in the home, with parents of healthy adolescents more likely to be home to provide healthy food and…

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They’ve been reading our billboards!

Time is best gift for kids at Christmas, say experts NZ Herald Nov 26, 2010  If you’re worrying about not being able to afford expensive presents for the kids this Christmas, give yourself a break – cheap toys and spending…

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It ain’t rocket science

Its not rocket science – there’s been a big drop in family violence in Wairarapa. Why? Through organisations sharing information and co-ordinating their actions. Locals know the families at risk – they know the children at risk – they know…

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