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    Home discipline still a hot topic

    Friday, October 24th, 2008

    Home discipline still a hot topic 4:00AM Saturday Oct 25, 2008 By Carroll du Chateau The debate has yet to die down. Photo / BOP Times Election ’08: Party policies in detail The Smacking Debate What the parties say about the smacking law In a year when the morals and ethics of our political parties […]

    Bradford Encourages Parents to Carry On Smacking

    Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

    From: http://christiannews.co.nz/2008/bradford-encourages-parents-to-carry-on-smacking/ Bradford Encourages Parents to Carry On Smacking In a stunning turnaround, Green MP Sue Bradford has told parents that smacking is not a criminal offence and implied that groups like Barnardos, Plunket, Every Child Counts and politicians who have said that the aim of the law was to ban parents physically punishing their […]

    Section 59 old and new

    Thursday, September 25th, 2008

    Old Section 59: Every parent of a child and…every person in the place of the parent of a child is justified in using force by way of correction towards the child, if the force used is reasonable in the circumstances. New Section 59: Parental Control (1) Every parent of a child and every person in […]

    Alarm over teen abuse of parents

    Friday, August 15th, 2008

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/4657233a19716.html Alarm over teen abuse of parents SMH | Friday, 15 August 2008 Teenage children are bashing and bullying their parents at an increasing rate in Australia, a largely hidden form of abuse that can arise from violent role models or overindulgent parenting. Studies in NSW and Victoria show an increasing number of parents are the […]

    Runaway girl’s parents give CYF joint custody

    Saturday, August 9th, 2008

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/4649975a11.html Runaway girl’s parents give CYF joint custody By AMY MILNE – The Southland Times | Saturday, 09 August 2008 The parents of an Invercargill teenager have voluntarily signed joint custody of their daughter over to Child, Youth and Family in the hope it will prevent her from running away from home again. Janelle Savage, 14, […]

    Parents Reject Anti-Smacking Bill

    Monday, August 4th, 2008

    http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0808/S00017.htm Parents Reject Anti-Smacking Bill Saturday, 2 August 2008, 4:07 pm Press Release: Family First MEDIA RELEASE 87% Of Parents of Young Children Reject Anti-Smacking Bill Family First NZ says that the Littlies website poll which found that 87% of parents of young children don’t think the anti-smacking law is effective is confirmation that NZ’ers […]

    Police ‘Taxi Service’ for Truant Sets Dangerous Precedent

    Monday, August 4th, 2008

    Original article: http://www.stuff.co.nz/4642055a11.html MEDIA RELEASE August 2008 Police ‘Taxi Service’ for Truant Sets Dangerous Precedent Family First NZ says that a dangerous precedent is being set by the police by taxiing a truanting 14 year old to school every morning, and fails to deal with the underlying problems. “The causes of truancy are predominantly a […]

    The Repeal of Parental Authority and Turning Parents into Criminals

    Thursday, July 31st, 2008

    The Repeal of Parental Authority and Turning Parents into Criminals This pamphlet will first look at Section 59; then at the Bill; then at what might be called the “Unintended Consequences” of the Bill; then finally make some recommendations. When we changed websites these brochures were lost in the change. Sorry this was not picked […]

    Ban-smacking? – read on computer

    Thursday, July 31st, 2008

    For Reading on your Computer: ban-smacking? What Does the Law Really Say? Is Smacking the Same as Abuse? Will Parents’ Authority Be Taken Away? Will This Turn Parents into Criminals? Questions….and Answers When we changed websites these brochures were lost in the change. Sorry this was not picked up until now. We have been asked […]

    Ban Smacking? – For printing out and giving away

    Thursday, July 31st, 2008

    Ban smacking? What Does the Law Really Say? Is Smacking the Same as Abuse? Will Parents’ Authority Be Taken Away? Will This Turn Parents into Criminals? Questions….and Answers When we changed websites these brochures were lost in the change. Sorry this was not picked up until now. We have been asked to put these back […]

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