Japan schools to rethink beating

BBC 24 Jan 07 Japanese schools should rethink their decades-old ban on corporal punishment, a government-appointed panel has urged. The report, submitted amid growing concern over bullying, stopped short of …

Teen suicides `a community tragedy’

The Dominion Post 10 Feb 07 Young people are taking their lives at increasingly earlier ages, statistics just released by the Wellington Coroner’s office show. Inquests heard by Wellington Coroner Garry …

Victims to be allowed to punish bullies

Telegraph (UK) 20 September 2007 Victims of school bullies will be able to mete out their own justice under new Government guidelines published tomorrow. They will be encouraged to have a …

Solo parenting: quality counts

NZ Herald September 21, 2007 Coming from a single-parent home does not necessarily disadvantage a child later in life, latest findings from a long-term New Zealand study have revealed. The …

Thousands of children malnourished

Herald on Sunday 11 Feb 07 More than 5000 children under the age of 2 admitted to Auckland’s Starship Children’s Hospital each year are severely malnourished, says a leading paediatrician. …

Home violence targeted as death toll rises

NZ Herald 09 Feb 07 A multimillion-dollar campaign to curb domestic violence is being prepared as homicide statistics show that six women have been killed this year allegedly by their husbands or …

Childless women ‘hostile to working mums’

Telegraph (UK) 19 Sep 2007 Women who do not have children are considerably less sympathetic than men to mothers trying to juggle home and career, researchers have discovered. More than half …

Parenting program would help 30,000 children

Herald Sun (Australia) September 19, 2007 ABOUT 30,000 young children will be freed from emotional and behavioural problems each year if a trial program to teach parenting skills is rolled out …