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    FAMILY MATTERS: “We Need To Talk” – Is ScreenTime Robbing Your FamilyTime?

    Thursday, March 26, 2015

    Family First recently released a report on the increasing use of screen time for children. It’s entitled “WE NEED TO TALK” and is written by UK biologist / psychologist Dr Aric Sigman. He argues that although screen technology may be a great aspect of modern life, there is growing concern from health and development experts […]

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    JUST RELEASED:”We Need To Talk”

    Monday, February 9, 2015

    READ our just-released Report “WE NEED TO TALK – Screen time in NZ, Media Use: An Emerging factor in child and adolescent health” by biologist / psychologist Dr Aric Sigman CLICK HERE to download

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    New Resource For Families

    Monday, February 2, 2015

    Family First NZ has launched a phone app designed to put the power back in to the hands of families, and to help them be online political activists for family issues in NZ. DOWNLOAD THE APP NOW:

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  • Just Released – A Voice for Families

    Sunday, February 1, 2015

    Please take just a moment to watch our brand new Promo video. It showcases Family First NZ speaking up on family issues in the media and public domain over the past few years – just a small sampling of the many issues we’ve covered. We hope you enjoy it. (It actually surprised us just how […]

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    Family First Phone App Out Now

    Tuesday, November 25, 2014

    DOWNLOAD THE APP NOW: You can now be an online activist for family issues in NZ! Be informed and empowered on issues important to your family.  

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  • WATCH: Mum on a Mission

    Tuesday, November 25, 2014

    THE YOUTUBE VIDEO POLITICIANS DON’T WANT NZ PARENTS TO SEE In 2007, politicians changed the laws making it illegal for parents to use smacking as form of correction with their children. The referendum in 2009 revealed that 87% of New Zealanders opposed this move believing that it wouldn’t solve genuine child abuse but would lead […]

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  • Family First – Speaking Up

    Monday, November 25, 2013

    WELCOME TO OUR WEBSITE. You’ll find the latest news, research and essays on family issues that we think kiwi families need to be aware of. Our aim is to inform and empower families in New Zealand. If you’re unaware of the work of Family First, please take a moment to watch this 8 minute promo. […]

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  • My Mummy’s a Criminal

    Monday, November 25, 2013

    In 2007 the NZ Parliament removed the right of Kiwi parents to use reasonable force to physically discipline their children for the purpose of correction. Despite assurances to the contrary, families have been torn apart, accused of lying and dragged through the courts with disturbing results. These are just a few of the many examples…

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    Family First NZ – The Family Watchdog

    Monday, November 25, 2013

    5 REASONS WHY NZ FAMILIES NEED THEIR OWN WATCHDOG 1. BUSY FAMILIES AREN’T ALWAYS AWARE – mums and dads are so busy doing school drop-offs, keeping the house in order, working and paying the bills etc  that they often can’t keep up with all the issues that may affect them or that they are passionate […]

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Feb
22

Study finds graphic YouTube videos of self-harm put teens at risk of mutilation

news.com.au February 22, 2011 A CANADIAN medical study has found YouTube videos containing images of people injuring themselves may contribute to the normalisation of self-harm. The study, published in American medical journal Paediatrics, showed disturbing evidence videos of people injuring themselves are among the most popular on YouTube. The authors analysed the top 100 self-harm […]

Feb
22

Getting people off benefits good move

Newstalk ZB 22/02/2011 The idea of getting people off benefits and back into work is a good move according to a Family Centre coordinator. A report from the Welfare Working Group will be released at midday today, and it’s expected to recommend 300,000 beneficiaries be forced into looking for work. The Family Centre’s Lower Hutt […]

Feb
22

Don’t punish kids, try a love bomb

Herald Sun February 22, 2011 FORGET the naughty corner – try a “love bomb” instead. That’s the latest message for parents trying to rein in troublesome kids, and it’s catching on in Melbourne. Love bombing involves dedicating one-on-one time for spoiling and lavishing your child with love, and, within reason, pandering to their every wish. […]

Feb
22

Parents delay vaccinations

Christchurch Press 22/02/2011 Canterbury parents are opting to get their daughters immunised against cervical cancer when they are older. A GP spokesman said that decision was the reason for Canterbury having the lowest Gardasil vaccination rate in the country for girls aged 12 to 14. Gardasil protects girls from a sexually transmitted infection, the human […]

Feb
19

Murky business of donor conception is having a brutal effect on the offspring

The Australian February 19, 2011 Children are being ignored while the media invests heavily in the adults’ side of the IVF equation. This week as the debate over homosexual marriage hots up, a very important Senate committee report on donor conception practices was tabled which should have far-reaching effects on the issue. However, “should have” is […]

Feb
19

Murky business of donor conception is having a brutal effect on the offspring

The Australian February 19, 2011 Children are being ignored while the media invests heavily in the adults’ side of the IVF equation. This week as the debate over homosexual marriage hots up, a very important Senate committee report on donor conception practices was tabled which should have far-reaching effects on the issue. However, “should have” is […]

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