Month: September 2014

Mothers and children suffer the most in family breakups, research suggests

The Guardian 28 September 2014   Women and children are hit hardest following the breakdown of a relationship, with research showing that one in five mothers falls into poverty following a split. Comprehensive analysis of how parents fare in the years…

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Mental health experts: Teen self-harm stats a paradox

NZ Herald 29 September 2014 A paradox is puzzling youth mental health experts: binge-drinking, violence and suicide are all declining, but our teenagers are enduring an escalating epidemic of self-harm. Sir John Kirwan’s new book Stand By Me: Helping Your…

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The Surprising Truth About Women and Violence

Time.com 25 June 2014 The arrest of an Olympic gold medalist on charges of domestic violence would normally be an occasion for a soul-searching conversation about machismo in sports, toxic masculinity and violence against women. But not when the alleged…

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CEO says note from 10-year-old daughter made him quit

Fox News 27 September 2014 The CEO of a $2 trillion investment fund said he made the decision to resign from his post after his young daughter wrote him a note listing 22 milestones he had missed in her life.…

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Teenager, 13, among Bay girls under 16 who have given birth

NZ Herald 27 September 2014 A Tauranga 13-year-old who had a baby this year is the youngest person to have given birth in the Bay of Plenty in the past seven years – an event described as a tragedy by…

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Unborn baby test fails to take off

NZ Herald 26 September 2014 A new antenatal screening test has not had the high uptake expected, a study published in the New Zealand Medical Journal reveals. Only 51 per cent of pregnant women surveyed had undertaken the new screening…

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Liquor store verdict blow to school

NZ Herald 26 September 2014 A South Auckland community’s failure to stop a liquor store opening opposite a decile 1 school normalises the sale of alcopops to young people, says principal Robin Staples. The Mangere-Otahuhu Local Board has lost an…

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First grade girls forced to share bathroom with boy (Canada)

LifeSiteNews 23 September 2014 Girls in first grade in a Toronto Catholic school will be sharing a washroom this year with a biological boy whose lesbian parent has chosen to identify him as a “girl.” A mother whose young daughter…

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Stay-at-home mothers ‘have the most worthwhile lives’

The Telegraph 24 September 2014 Mothers who have put their career aside to care for their children have a stronger sense that their lives are “worthwhile” than the rest of society, official figures suggest. New findings from the UK’s national…

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