Month: July 2011

Playgroups Applauded by Study

From the Sydney Morning Herald PLAYGROUPS are considered the poor cousin to formal childcare, even though about 150,000 Australian children attend them regularly, usually with their mother. After 40 years of operating in parks and church halls, playgroups have undergone…

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Bedtime story awakens controversy

ONE News 13 July 2011 A controversial top-selling book overseas has gone on sale today in New Zealand. Go the F*** to Sleep has been an internet sensation but Family First thinks it’s disgusting and have tried to have it…

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Dreaming?

New Zealand’s shameful child abuse rates have hit a “plateau” and will nosedive by 2014, our new Children’s Commissioner says. But Dr Russell Wills conceded figures revealing 25 hospital cases of infants suspected to have been assaulted before their first…

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Let mums be mums

From the New Zealanders are overwhelmingly against pushing sole parents back to work before their children go to school, a Herald-DigiPoll survey has found. The poll found only 10 per cent support for a proposal by the Government’s welfare working…

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The adoption option

Thomas Barnardo would be proud From the Mail Online in the UK Women who are pregnant with unwanted babies should be advised to have the child and give it away for adoption, the Government’s new adoption czar said today. They…

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