Category Archives: Familes

Stay@home: The decline of the stay-at-home parent — Family First NZ

Stuff co.nz 28 December 2020Family First Comment: “Society has way more anxiety, we’ve basically got a pandemic of anxiety and depression amongst our teenagers, that’s a multifaceted thing but I think the loss of an at home parent in the first 1000 days of life is a big driver.”Exactly! When you have a week-old baby in…

via Stay@home: The decline of the stay-at-home parent — Family First NZ

New Conservative Leighton Baker Talking about Family — The BFD

New Conservative Leader, Leighton Baker talking on Family. Leighton states that we need to stop crime before it happens rather than solve it at the end. We need to find the causation of crime through research. We need to research in prisons where we will find common denominators such as the single-parent family. A lot…

via New Conservative Leighton Baker Talking about Family — The BFD

Tamaki threatens to cause prison revolts — Your NZ

A war of words is escalating between Minister of Corrections Kelvin Davis and head of Destiny Church Brian Tamaki, with Tamaki threatening to cause “inmates in every prison” if his ManUp programme isn’t allowed in prisons. This morning at Newsroom: Davis knocks down Destiny’s ‘Man Up’ programme Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis has stamped out any […]

via Tamaki threatens to cause prison revolts — Your NZ

Michelle Obama Takes Swipe At Single Fathers: America Under Trump Is Like ‘Living With Divorced Dad’ — Daily Wire

Michelle Obama once accidentally called herself a single mother. “Believe me, as a busy single mother — or, I shouldn’t say single, as a busy mother,” she said in an April 2013 TV interview. “Sometimes, you know, when you’ve got a husband who is president, it can feel a little single. But he’s there.”

via Michelle Obama Takes Swipe At Single Fathers: America Under Trump Is Like ‘Living With Divorced Dad’ — Daily Wire

ASICS Movement Coach program introduces your child to professional athletes — Kiwi Families

ASICS has launched a unique new program designed to engage and encourage children through their athletic journey. Does your child love the fast-paced nature of netball, aspire to bat like the cricket pros, dream of scoring tries in rugby, or strive to perfect their hockey game? The Movement Coach program introduces your child to professional…

via ASICS Movement Coach program introduces your child to professional athletes — Kiwi Families

Sleeping on Your Back Can Cause Stillbirth — Kiwi Families

A University of Auckland-led international study published today provides the strongest evidence yet that by going to sleep on the back, in the last three months of pregnancy, more than doubles the risk of stillbirth. The mega-study has confirmed the risk of stillbirth associated with going to sleep on the back applies to all pregnant women in the…

via Sleeping on Your Back Can Cause Stillbirth — Kiwi Families

How The Word ‘Family’ Triggered A Meltdown At Google — Infowars

 

A Google executive sparked a fierce backlash from employees by using the word “family” in a weekly, company-wide presentation, according to internal documents obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation.

Many Google employees became angry that the term was used while discussing a product aimed at children, because it implied that families have children, the documents show. The backlash grew large enough that a Google vice president addressed the controversy and solicited feedback on how the company could become more inclusive.

via How The Word ‘Family’ Triggered A Meltdown At Google — Infowars

Pope Francis: Sacrificing Children For Career Is Modern Idolatry — Daily Wire

As the West faces a troubling decline in birth rates, Pope Francis denounced those who sacrifice children at the altar of career.

via Pope Francis: Sacrificing Children For Career Is Modern Idolatry — Daily Wire

Kids doing 11-hour days in before and after school care — Family First NZ

 

Stuff co.nz 27 July 2018Family First Comment: Once again, (as with the importance of family dinners and the effect of excessive screentime) the media are trying to keep up with us and are saying things we said only recently!https://www.familyfirst.org.nz/2016/11/26212/In this article….“While good childcare has its place, long hours can be tiring and stressful for children.…

via Kids doing 11-hour days in before and after school care — Family First NZ

Call For Public Health Campaign To Promote Family Dinners — Family First NZ

 

Media Release 27 July 2018Family First NZ has released a new report examining the researched benefits of families having regular family meals together, and is calling for a marketing campaign with online resources to encourage families to have dinner together as often as possible. The report is entitled “IT’S TIME FOR DINNER: The Effect of…

via Call For Public Health Campaign To Promote Family Dinners — Family First NZ

The Pursuit of Family Holiday Happiness — Kiwi Families

It’s about this time of year many of us start planning a break away to sunnier shores. With those thoughts come the questions surrounding where to go, what to see, and how to travel with young ones. Add to that the most common question asked by many parents… is it even possible to have a…

via The Pursuit of Family Holiday Happiness — Kiwi Families

Working for Families is a poverty trap — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

When Helen Clark introduced Working for Families in 2004 it was, ostensibly, for all the right reasons. Because minimum wage levels were much lower than today, there was often not a lot of difference in incomes between families on the dole and families on minimum wages. Working for Families was introduced, basically, to encourage…

via Working for Families is a poverty trap — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Better parental leave call — Family First NZ

Otago Daily Times 28 May 2018Family First Comment: Echoing calls that we have been making…. Better parental leave should be made a priority in New Zealand, because support for children in their early years pays “massive dividends” when they grow up, an Otago academic says. Changes to parental leave will take effect next month, after …

via Better parental leave call — Family First NZ

Motherhood is not a gender stereotype – it’s science — Family First NZ

MercatorNet 11 May 2018In a report to Family First New Zealand published today, leading American family scholar and father of five, Glenn Stanton, writes about the distinct and vital contribution of the mother to a child’s wellbeing. Drawing on common experience and the findings of contemporary research, Stanton reminds us about Why Mothers Matter. The…

via Motherhood is not a gender stereotype – it’s science — Family First NZ

Paid-partner leave would help close gender pay gap – expert — Family First NZ

Radio NZ News 14 May 2018 Instigating paid-partner leave after childbirth would be a “concrete step” in addressing the gender pay gap, the government has been told. Official data shows on average women earn between 9 percent and 16 percent less than men in this country, and the gap is even wider for women with…

via Paid-partner leave would help close gender pay gap – expert — Family First NZ

“Why Mothers Matter” Report Celebrates Role Of Mothers — Family First NZ

Media Release 11 May 2018 As part of the celebration of Mother’s Day this year, Family First NZ has released a report entitled “Why Mothers Matter” which provides a concise but broad and well-documented overview of the distinct way mums love, care for, protect and teach their children, drawing from the last few decades of…

via “Why Mothers Matter” Report Celebrates Role Of Mothers — Family First NZ

Look wider than the tragic tale of Alfie Evans. And ask if the balance of power is right between families and the state. — Conservative Home

Much that can be said about the tragic story of Alfie Evans has already been said. But there may be just a little more to say and, before saying it, a short account of his tale is unavoidable. Alfie has been diagnosed as having a irreversible and untreatable brain condition. He has been treated in…

via Look wider than the tragic tale of Alfie Evans. And ask if the balance of power is right between families and the state. — Conservative Home

International Down Syndrome Day — Right to Life New Zealand

Media Release 20th May 2018 Tomorrow the 21st March we celebrate Down syndrome Day where we recognise the unique contribution that Down people make to our families and communities. As we celebrate these remarkable persons, as a nation we must ask ourselves some very searching questions. Why does the government not protect the lives of…

via International Down Syndrome Day — Right to Life New Zealand

This is the real truth behind the caregiver shortage — Family First NZ

NZ Herald 16 March 2018Family First Comment: Excellent article by Mel Taylor…“We have had youth arrive at our home and dictate to us that if we do not allow them to do what they want when they want, then they will make false allegations against us and have us shut down. The more our children…

via This is the real truth behind the caregiver shortage — Family First NZ

Kate Hawkesby on Labour’s sex scandal — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Kate Hawkesby writes at the NewstalkZB: The Labour Party Summer camp scandal, I think we can safely call it a scandal now, has thrown up many issues. One of which appears to be, at what age is a kid no longer a kid? At 16, kids have a right to privacy, they can have sex,…

via Kate Hawkesby on Labour’s sex scandal — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Parental notification – what are Labour really saying? — Family First NZ

Sources: https://www.radionz.co.nz/news/political/274812/law-change-sought-on-under-16-abortions Morning Report: Ardern reacts to Young Labour sex assault claims (note comments at 6’00” mark) Labour doesn’t want parents to know if their teen daughter is wanting an abortion Now they don’t want parents to know if their under-age teen has attended a camp with alcohol available They also don’t want parents to…

via Parental notification – what are Labour really saying? — Family First NZ

Learning self-control in the field of life — Kiwi Families

Most children can learn self-control if they’re given the right help. In this article we dive into learning self-control in the field of life. In his classic 70s book, The Road Less Travelled, Scott Peck said a sign of maturity is how well a person can regulate their emotional responses in proportion to an event that might…

via Learning self-control in the field of life — Kiwi Families

Map of the day: Percentage of Young Adults Who Still Live With Their Parents — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Percentage of Young Adults In Europe, aged 25-34, Who Still Live With Their Parents The map above shows how many young European adults (25-34) still live at home with their parents. Not surprisingly, there are large North-South and East-West divides. These can likely be explained for two reasons First, Mediterranean countries, such as Italy and…

via Map of the day: Percentage of Young Adults Who Still Live With Their Parents — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Poll shows Kiwis value family dinners — Family First NZ

NZ Herald 3 January 2018Family First Comment: Good coverage in the NZ Herald of our polling on family dinners Almost all Kiwis with children believe having dinner together regularly is a vital part of family life – yet for those struggling to make ends meet doing this at least five times a week is tough.…

via Poll shows Kiwis value family dinners — Family First NZ

Family Dinners Matter, Making Time Is Harder – Poll — Family First NZ

Media Release 3 January 2018 A nationwide poll has found strong support for the importance of families having dinner together on a regular basis, but making that time is much more difficult to do, especially for lower socio-economic families. In an independent poll of 1,000 New Zealanders undertaken by Curia Market Research and commissioned by…

via Family Dinners Matter, Making Time Is Harder – Poll — Family First NZ

The attack on the traditional family isn’t a myth — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Cooking, cleaning mums will be banned in advertisements across the UK from next year, following a study which claimed traditional gender roles are “harmful and outdated”. The decision to tighten regulation was announced by the Committees of Advertising Practice (CAP) this week, after a report published in summer identified gender stereotypes in adverts as a…

via The attack on the traditional family isn’t a myth — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Beauty Pageants Are Not Child-Friendly — Family First NZ

Media Release 19 November 2017Family First NZ says that the protection of our children must come before the commercial exploitation of them, and are calling for proposed child beauty modelling competitions and pageants to be scrapped, and parents to boycott any companies associated with them. “Catwalk training, photo-posing, and modelling are for adults. Children…

via Beauty Pageants Are Not Child-Friendly — Family First NZ

Dad Parental Leave Should Be Valued & Separate — Family First NZ

Media Release 15 November 2017 Family First NZ says that National and NZ First have the numbers for parental leave to be allowed to fathers at the same time as mothers, and to give dads a separate entitlement. Family First made this call in their submission at the Select Committee process when the issue was…

via Dad Parental Leave Should Be Valued & Separate — Family First NZ

Labour blocking flexibility for paid parental leave — Kiwiblog

Stuff reports: The Government intends to block moves from National that would amend its paid parental leave extension so both parents of a newborn could take leave together. Such a change could be detrimental to the baby, says Labour; If both parents were off at the same time, that would be a shortened total time spent on leave with that…

via Labour blocking flexibility for paid parental leave — Kiwiblog

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern confirms paid parental leave increased to 26 weeks by 2020 — Family First NZ

NZ Herald 6 November 2017 Jacinda Ardern says increasing paid parental leave to 26 weeks could mean new parents are more likely to return to the same employer. Cabinet today approved the policy to increase paid parental leave to 22 weeks by July 1, 2018, and 26 weeks by July 1, 2020. Paid parental leave…

via Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern confirms paid parental leave increased to 26 weeks by 2020 — Family First NZ