Regular smackers may face charges

The Dominion Post 20 June 2007 Parents who regularly smack their children despite warnings face prosecution and referral to Child, Youth and Family under police guidelines on the controversial law …

Single-gender education gains ground as boys lag

Experts worry that coed classrooms geared to girls put their counterparts at a disadvantage San Francisco Chronicle June 18, 2007 For more than a decade, the conventional wisdom has been that …

78pc of parents say they’ll still smack

NZ Herald June 18, 2007 The new anti-smacking law continues to be highly unpopular but not all of that opposition translates into voting intentions, a survey has found. The survey …

Single mothers and fathers have poorer health

News-Medical.Net 17 June 2007 Single mothers and fathers have poorer health than married or cohabitating couples, according to a new dissertation at Uppsala University. Marcus Westin’s study also shows that the …

Aged abused, neglected by families – study

The Press 15 June 2007 Some elderly people are facing poverty, depression, starvation and health breakdowns because their own families are intentionally neglecting them, a new study shows. Age Concern …

Education in crisis as suspension rate rises

The Dominion Post 15 June 2007 Nearly 30,000 pupils were suspended, stood down or kicked out of school in the past year – mostly for disobedience, drugs, violence and abusing …