Public Schools Force Kids Into Transgender Wars

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The Federalist 2 December 2015 Recent high-profile demands that schools let boys shower and pee right next to girls are having ripple effects in schools across the country as the transgender wars more militantly encompass young children. …. I was a child gender pretender who started cross-dressing at five years of age. By the time […]

ADHD drugs may be a prescription for bullying


Reuters 4 December 2015 Kids and teens who take prescription medicines to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be twice as likely to be bullied as their peers who don’t have this mental health problem, a recent U.S. study suggests. Adolescents who sold their prescribed drugs to other kids – who might want the stimulants […]

How young is too young for contraception?

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Stuff 4 December 2015 The conversation about birth control is generally not one parents look forward to having with their adolescent children – but it’s nevertheless necessary. So how early should parents start getting their kids on to some form of contraception? “The general idea is to have it before it’s needed,” says Family Planning […]

Watching lots of TV ‘makes you stupid’ – Researchers


The Independent 3 December 2015 Watching TV for hours impairs your mental ability, according to study. Researchers from the Universities of California and San Francisco studied the link between watching TV and cognitive functioning. The results, published in the JAMA Psychaiatry Journal, found the more TV people watched, the worse they performed in a series […]

‘Inappropriate’ sexy hen’s night toy display condemned by Hutt Mayor

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Stuff 3 December 2015 Questionable placement of joke sex toys at a variety store is being questioned by Hutt Mayor Ray Wallace. Look left at the sales counter in Pete’s Emporium in Lower Hutt and you will see rows of jokey sex toys along a back wall then look a little higher and you’ll […]

The secret to 71 happy years of marriage

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NZ Herald 3 December 2015 Audrey and Doug Attrill have been married nearly 72 years and are in the running to be New Zealand’s longest married couple. The pair met 77 years ago at a local park near Mrs Attrill’s home in New Plymouth. Mr Attrill ended up doubling his future wife home on his […]

Woman, 50, granted right to die after complaining she’s ‘lost her sparkle’


ITV News 2 December 2015 A judge has granted a 50-year-old woman who fears being “poor, ugly or old” the right to die after she complained she had “lost her sparkle”. The woman, known only as C, destroyed her kidneys after trying to kill herself by taking an overdose when she found out she had […]

Bill to stop sex offenders changing names set to pass first reading

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NZ Herald 2 December 2015 A bill which will prevent convicted child sex offenders from changing their names is set to pass its first hurdle tonight. National, New Zealand First and the Act Party have indicated they will support National MP Jian Yang’s private member’s bill, meaning it has the numbers to pass its first […]

Too much screen time is biggest health concern for kids, parents say

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The Age 2 December 2015 Worried parents have nominated excessive screen time as their biggest health fear for children, higher than drug use, asthma and cancer. The poll of 2000 adults by the Royal Children’s Hospital also found parents were six times more likely to be concerned about obesity in children other than their own. The survey asked people to rate 29 childhood health […]

Midweek Update – Community Standards, NZ’s longest married couple, euthanasia, Mindfulness, and Gardasil

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We trust you’re having a good week! Just a few items of interest below that we wanted to make you aware of. Please note: If you would like to keep up to date with our media releases and the issues we’re highlighting on our websites and blogs, you can receive them as soon as they’re published. […]