Alarm at ADHD drug use

Waikato Times 21 May 2012 Prescriptions for drugs to treat hyperactivity have soared in a decade with more than 100,000 Kiwi kids now on medication. That’s a jump from around 60,000 being prescribed such drugs in 2001….The huge rise in…

Danger in ignoring violence in girls

Stuff.co.nz 12 May 2012 New Zealand ignores the increasing violence among teenage girls at their peril – because these are the mothers of the next generation, says Dr Donna Swift. The Nelson-based social anthropologist is the author of a two-year…

No surprises here

NZ parents want tougher stance on class discipline Sunday Star Times 20 May 2012 Increasing numbers of fed-up parents want schools to get tough on discipline. A recent international study ranked New Zealand students among the worst-behaved in the world,…

Dunne’s Dictionary for Dummies

According to United Future’s Peter Dunne “Moral jihadist” (a) someone wanting to reduce the number of abortions. One who speaks up for the rights of the unborn child (b) someone who believes that prostitution is sexual exploitation and abuse of…