Month: September 2011

Dads matter!

From the Telegraph in the UK Boys who grow up in homes without fathers from the age of seven or earlier are almost seven per cent more likely to become young fathers than those who do not, according to a…

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Raising Drinking Age Will Save Lives

Media Release 7 Sep 2011 Family First NZ says that the just-released Child and Youth Mortality Review confirms that NZ needs to raise the drinking age in order to protect young people and to save lives.  “Alcohol policies and decisions…

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Family First Midweek Update 7 September 2011

1.Abortion Harmful to Women’s Mental Health – Study Family First NZ says that a meta-analysis published today in the British Journal of Psychiatry has revealed that 81 percent of females who had an abortion were found to be at an…

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Dads Matter!

From the British Psychological Society Fathers who are hands-on in the raising of their children can play an important role in the intellectual and behavioural development of their offspring, new research has found. Published in the Canadian Journal of Behavioural…

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Falling marriage rates hurting children: report

From The Age in Australia The well-being of Australia’s children and young adults has declined sharply in the past decade – and sliding marriage rates are partly to blame, a study has found. Spiralling rates of child abuse and neglect,…

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Weekend Porn Parade Targeting Rugby Families ‘Offside’

Media Release 3 Sep 2011 Family First NZ is writing to the Commissioner of Police to plead that the police prevent the proposed Boobs on Bikes parade happening in the centre of Auckland city on the same day that families…

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