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    Focus Should Be Right to Care, Not Right To Die

    Sunday, April 29th, 2012

    Family First NZ says that any bill to decriminalise euthanasia would lead to disabled, sick and elderly people coming to be viewed as a burden upon the taxpayer, society and their families – and that it would send a dangerous message to young people about suicide and the value of life. “A Sunday Star Times […]

    Mothers Are Victims of P.C. Rights Culture

    Thursday, November 17th, 2011

    Family First NZ is rejecting comments by Celia Lashlie about mothers being too soft, and says that for most parents, the problem is that the authority and role of parents has been undermined and the concept of the ‘rights’ of young people has actually caused more harm than good. “Parenting has been put on trial […]

    Parenting ‘Risky Business In Terms Of Legal Consequences’ – Lawyers

    Thursday, July 21st, 2011

    MEDIA RELEASE 20 July 2011 Family First NZ says that lawyers have sent a clear warning to parents regarding the anti-smacking law – that parenting is now a risky business and parents should always seek legal advice when facing complaints about smacking, no matter how reasonable or appropriate they believe their actions to be. “One […]

    Commission of Inquiry into Child Abuse Is First Step

    Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

    MEDIA RELEASE 29 July 2010 Commission of Inquiry into Child Abuse Is First Step ‘How many more children have to die before we do something?’ Family First NZ is repeating its call for a Commission of Inquiry into the unacceptable levels of child abuse and deaths in NZ, and says that it will be an […]

    ‘Ear flick’ case goes to Supreme Court

    Monday, July 12th, 2010

    ‘Ear flick’case goes to Supreme Court One News July 07, 2010 Christchurch father Jimmy Mason has been given leave to appeal by the Supreme Court. The 51-year-old was sentenced to nine months supervision and ordered to undergo anger management courses after a jury found him guilty of assaulting one of his two children. The case […]

    Mums Still Smacking, Want Law Change not Discretion – Poll

    Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

    MEDIA RELEASE 31 March 2010 Mums Still Smacking, Want Law Change not Discretion – Poll Family First NZ says that almost half of our mums of young children have admitted smacking illegally in the past 12 months, and three out of four mums want the government to adopt a law change rather than rely on […]

    Some Kids Are Never Spanked – Do They Turn Out Better?

    Monday, January 25th, 2010

    Some Kids Are Never Spanked – Do They Turn Out Better? Po Bronson For decades, research on spanking was challenged by the lack of a control group to compare against – almost all kids (90+%) had been spanked at least once, at some time in their early lives. New research shows that now up to […]

    Time Out Targeted as Next Taboo of Parenting

    Sunday, January 17th, 2010

    MEDIA RELEASE 17 January 2010 Time Out Targeted as Next Taboo of Parenting Family First NZ says that ‘time out’ is now being labeled as harmful to children based on flawed ideology and without any research to back up the claims, as was the case with the smacking debate. “Last week, an Australian parenting expert […]

    Latest Smacking Research Shows Benefits

    Monday, January 4th, 2010

    MEDIA RELEASE 4 January 2010 Latest Smacking Research Shows Benefits Family First NZ is welcoming the latest research showing that light and reasonable smacking is beneficial to children in their development, and despite claims by government funded groups, kids aren’t damaged by its occasional use. “Previous research has not been able to compare children who […]

    Protect Children From Sexualisation and Abuse – Priority 2010

    Friday, January 1st, 2010

    MEDIA RELEASE 31 December 2009 Protect Children From Sexualisation and Abuse – Priority 2010 WORK STILL TO BE DONE TO GIVE PARENTS CERTAINTY ON SMACKING LAW… Family First NZ has released its annual list of the top family issues to be tackled, and heading the list for 2010 is the protection of children from ‘corporate […]

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