Month: November 2011

Instead of drugs, children need good dose of parenting

Frank Furedi – The Australian 26 Nov 2011 AS far as the American Academy of Pediatrics is concerned you can never drug children early enough. In their recently published guidelines they recommend that children as young as four can be…

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Harmony at home key to beating depression

Herald Sun 26 Nov 2011 Teenagers face a greater risk of developing depression if their parents bicker and show little affection or support for them. Studies by Melbourne University researchers have found that when it comes to predictors for clinical…

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Father’s presence cuts delinquency rates

Herald Sun 26 Nov 2011 TEENAGE boys without a father figure are more likely to go off the rails and turn to crime. But the chance of girls becoming delinquents was not affected by the absence of a dad or…

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No such thing as “good polygamy”

MercatorNet 25 Nov 2011 Marriage and family advocacy groups have greeted with enthusiasm a Canadian court decision upholding the country’s ban on polygamy, published yesterday. British Columbia Supreme Court Chief Justice, Robert Bauman, has ruled that the government of Canada…

Strip club set to open doors in central city

Bay of Plenty Times 26 Nov 2011 A strip club offering risque burlesque dancing through to full-nude strip is set to open its doors in central Tauranga in the new year. But one family advocate groups says while adult entertainment…

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NZ Herald Editorial picked to pieces

The NZ Herald Editorial writer, who remains conveniently anonymous, attacks Family First today. Of course, we never expect favours from the NZ Herald Editorial. They consistently attacked changes to the anti-smacking law, but then when it passed, attacked our attempts…

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Pledge to Stop Violence Towards All Family Members Supported

Media Release 25 Nov 2011 Family First NZ is welcoming comments by the co-director of the New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse who is supporting Family First NZ’s call to expand the White Ribbon concept to pledging against violence towards any…

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Women need own anti-violence ribbon

Yahoo News 24 Nov 2011 It is time for women to now find their own colour ribbon to fight female-on-male domestic violence, says Counsellor, Outcomes Researcher, and former Women’s Refuge Supervisor. “Given the large pool of evidence that now exists…

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Teen parents made to finish school (Aust)

Herald Sun 24 Nov 2011 A trial program will see 4000 teenage parents forced to finish Year 12 or risk having their welfare payments cut off after laws passed parliament yesterday. Senior minister Simon Crean said the programs would give…

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Another great reason for Three Strikes

Convicted murderer had a history of violence NZ Herald Nov 23, 2011 A man found guilty today of murdering an 80-year-old woman in her Auckland home had a history of violent home invasions. Yan Ping Yang was found in her…

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