Month: January 2015

Teach Your Children: Assisted Suicide and My Family

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Public Discourse 14 January 2015 Rich and I come from a very large family. My paternal grandparents had eight children, twenty-four grandchildren, sixty-five great grandchildren, and over a hundred great-great grandchildren. Then there were my grandmother’s siblings and their families,…


Science says: eat with your kids

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MercatorNet 14 January 2015 As a family therapist, I often have the impulse to tell families to go home and have dinner together rather than spending an hour with me. And 20 years of research in North America, Europe and…


Mentally ill patients killed by euthanasia in Holland trebles


MailOnline 3 October 2014 The number of mentally-ill patients killed by euthanasia in Holland has trebled in the space of a year, new figures have revealed. In 2013, a total of 42 people with ‘severe psychiatric problems’ were killed by…


Man Awakens After 12 Years in a “Vegetative State,” Says “I Was Aware of Everything”

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LifeNews 12 January 2015 In the 1980’s, 12-year-old Martin Pistorious became seriously ill with what doctor’s believed was Cryptococci Meningitis. His health started deteriorating and Martin lost his ability to move, make eye contact and even speak to others. His…


Kids of Single Parents More Likely to Witness Domestic Violence

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Family Studies 5 January 2015 Many studies have found that young people raised in single-parent families show more achievement and behavior problems than those who grow up with both their biological parents. Family sociologists often attribute these developmental problems to…


Marriage Makes for Happier People, Study Says


The Wall Street Journal 5 January 2015 Marriage may help people navigate a midlife crisis. A new paper by Shawn Grover, a policy analyst at Canada’s Department of Finance, and John Helliwell, professor emeritus at the University of British Columbia,…


Most child-abuse victims are babies under a year old

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NZ Herald 13 January 2015 The majority of children admitted to the Starship hospital as the result of suspected abuse or neglect are under 1 year old. Figures provided to the Herald under the Official Information Act reveal three children…


Here’s What Parents Of Transgender Kids Need To Know

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The Federalist 9 January 2015 As a former child transgender, my heart goes out to parents whose boy says, “I’m a girl” or whose girl who says, “I’m a boy.” The medical diagnosis is gender dysphoria—distress that comes from feeling…


Gender Agenda In Schools Needs To Be Rejected

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Media Release 10 January 2015 Family First NZ is rejecting calls for “gender” issues to be taught in schools and says that students with gender dissatisfaction should be treated and cared for on a case-by-case basis by families in conjunction…