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More reasons why marriage matters

Reported in the Daily Mail in the UK Children struggle with maths and making friends when their parents divorce, a study has found. They often fall behind classmates whose parents stay married, suffering from anxiety, loneliness and feeling sad –…

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Young people ‘should avoid alcohol until 24’

A new book from Dr Aric Sigman – who was guest speaker at the Forum on the Family in 2010. The book is entitled Alcohol Nation: How to protect our children from today’s drinking culture In the Telegraph Adults should…

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US trends on moral issues

Doctor-Assisted Suicide Is Moral Issue Dividing Americans Most Gallup Polls May 31 2011 Doctor-assisted suicide emerges as the most controversial cultural issue in Gallup’s 2011 Values and Beliefs poll, with Americans divided 45% vs. 48% over whether it is morally…

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Music videos need age rating says review

The UK are on to it. From BBC News Music videos should have age ratings to protect children from sexual images and lyrics, an inquiry is to say. The review – into the sexualisation and commercialisation of childhood – was…

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Case shows need for CYF to be kept accountable

Fome stuff.co.nz CYF caregivers accused of wire brush abuse Two Child Youth and Family caregivers and their daughter are facing almost 40 charges relating to the alleged abuse of boys in their care. It is alleged that Andrew John Hemara,…

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Raising age limit ‘key to tackling youth drinking’

We all know that. Sir Peter Gluckman just has to tell the politicians From the NZ Herald A report from the Prime Minister’s chief science adviser says raising the drinking age to 21 and increasing alcohol prices are two of…

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Stating the bleeding obvious….

From the NZ Herald today Kids taught self-control do well as adults Teaching self-control to children as young as 3 can set them up for healthy, wealthy and crime-free lives, researchers have found. Physical health, alcohol and drug addictions, personal…

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