Month: March 2019

Home truths on marijuana – a caregiver’s perspective

Stuff co.nz 15 March 2019 Family First Comment: Great commentary from Family First’s Mel Taylor 🙂 “The many youths we have journeyed alongside who have made a positive life for themselves will tell you that these drug advocates are wrong, and…

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Is drug legalisation worse than the status quo?

Stuff co.nz 15 March 2019 Family First Comment:  Excellent article. A reality check!  “Gangs will continue to supply 24/7 home delivery tax-free with free samples of harder drugs. But it will be worse than that. Replacing the war on drugs with…

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Transgender clinic for kids warn lobby groups & pushy parents are exposing young patients to ‘long-term damage’ (UK)

Daily Mail 17 February 2019 Family First Comment: If you think helping a child change their gender is an appropriate response to gender dysphoria (either genuine or ‘coached’), you have to read this.  From a UK ?? govt clinic that supports…

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ASA says anti-cannabis billboard ‘socially responsible’

A decision by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) not to uphold any of the complaints made against its ‘marijuana has a kids menu’ billboard. There were seven complaints about the advertisement, with complainants arguing that the ad was misleading, made unsubstantiated…

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Timeouts are a dated and ineffective parenting strategy, according to ‘experts’

The Washington Post 19 November 2018 Family First Comment: This is why parents are confused and feel disempowered… “Parenting experts have criticized the timeout technique in recent years, saying that it might neglect a child’s emotional needs. Most experts agree that…

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Dame Tariana Turia joins campaign against David Seymour’s euthanasia Bill

NewsHub 10 March 2019 Family First Comment: DefendNZ is a series of documentaries featuring people with a terminal illness or disability. The campaign includes the voices of community leaders, like Former Associate Health Minister Dame Tariana Turia. “No one ever said to…

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