Month: October 2016

Technology Interfering with Relationships

American College of Pediatricians 10 October 2016 Family First Comment: Whoops!! • 62% said technology interferes with their free time together. • 35% say their partner will pull out the phone mid-conversation if they receive a notification. • 25% said…

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How weed destroys teenagers’ minds: The earlier you try marijuana, the lower your IQ, study claims

DailyMail 7 October 2016 Family First Comment: More evidence of the harm Young teenagers who try marijuana dramatically lower their IQ and raise their risk of developing brain dysfunction, depression, and bipolar disorder, a new study claims. The younger the…

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Identity Disorders on the rise – Gender, and now Eating

Kiwi teens dying to get noticed as eating disorder cases rise by 50 per cent Stuff.co.nz 9 October 2016 AN UNSEEN EPIDEMIC? Lauren was diagnosed with Anorexia Nervosa, the third most common chronic illness for young women, behind obesity and…

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The Alternative to Physician-Assisted Suicide: Respect Human Dignity and Offer True Compassion

Heritage Foundation 18 May 2015 Family First Comment: Ryan spoke at our Forum last year. This is a superb article. Allowing physician-assisted suicide (PAS) would be a grave mistake for four reasons, as explained in a Heritage Foundation Backgrounder, “Always…

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Sleep comes second for device-dependent kids

Radio NZ 6 October 2016 Family First Comment: Easily solved. No devices in bedroom. Switch off wifi at night. Children as young as nine are so dependent on their cellphones they check them day and night, research in Britain has…

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Here’s What To Do If Your Kids Are Overweight Or Obese

Huffington Post 30 September 2016 Family First Comment: Good constructive helpful tips. 1. Expose your kids to a variety of healthy foods If your children are used to always eating chips, cakes, biscuits and fast food, then it’s no wonder…

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Sentencing law overhaul needed – Labour leader Andrew Little says

Sentencing law overhaul needed so offenders don’t get off ‘scot-free’, Labour leader Andrew Little says Stuff co.nz 5 October 2016 Family First Comment: Well said. New Zealand’s sentencing laws need an overhaul to stop offenders “getting off scot-free” without a…

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Peter Saunders – The slippery slope of euthanasia – The evidence

Disabled newborns are being killed LEGALLY in The Netherlands: here’s the proof  LifeSiteNews 14 May 2013 Family First Comment: In case you thought the ‘slippery slope’ was questionable, Dr Peter Saunders who spoke at our Forum on the Family last…

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Legalise euthanasia, and compassionate society dies too

The Australian 4 October 2016 Family First Comment: “The justification for euthanasia lies in human rights, individual autonomy and relieving pain — all worthy ideas, and that may prompt the question: why then is euthanasia still opposed by most nations,…

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