Shouting is the new spanking

Carolyn Moynihan | 27 October 2009 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: anger, parenting, smacking
Now that spanking is taboo, what are parents using as a last resort? Screaming, say people who are in the know.

Girls and Gardasil: the protection game

Deirdre Fleming | 22 October 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: cervical cancer, HPV, parenting, vaccination
A mother and public health student offers ten reasons not to vaccinate children against a sexually transmitted disease.

You’re teaching my child what?

Miriam Grossman | 24 September 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: adolescence, parenting, sex education
A psychatrist exposes the harm done to children in the name of sex education.

The insanity of same-sex parenting

David van Gend | 14 September 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: homosexuality, parenting
It is time to say out loud that every child needs the love of a father and a mother.

The Beautiful Tree

John Fox | 08 September 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: education, parenting, poverty
A personal journey into how the world's poorest people are educating themselves.

Parenting pathways

Carolyn Moynihan | 02 September 2009 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: adolescence, habits, parenting
If your parents were negative and harsh with you growing up, that’s the way you will be with your kids. And if they were positive and affectionate, well, lucky for your kids. That’s the assumption behind a popular theory of parenting, but researchers who have done long-term studies say it’s wrong.

Raising boys for fun and profit

Kevin Ryan | 31 August 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: boys, character, parenting, temperament
There are things parents can do to help their sons make the leap from stumbling boyhood to manhood.

All shall be poor

Barbara Kay | 28 August 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: marriage, narcissism, parenting
How today’s sexual narcissists insist on propagating their dreary values.

New Zealand referendum rejects smacking ban

Carolyn Moynihan | 25 August 2009 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: New Zealand, parenting, smacking
Other nanny states with an eye on New Zealand’s anti-smacking law nowhave referendum results to inform them how popular it is to outlaw theuse of smack for the purpose of correcting a child.

Children are worth having

Barbara Lilley | 17 August 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: children, parenting
Are people who have children selfish? Would the world be better off if more of us were childless?

‘I need to wait’

Christopher Blunt | 30 July 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: parenting, premarital sex, teenagers
Surprisingly good messages about teenage sex and parenthood surface in an MTV series.

New Zealand parents reject smacking ban

Carolyn Moynihan | 27 July 2009 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: parenting, smacking
The Great Smacking Debate is in full flight in New Zealand where a law change two years ago specifically banned the use of “force” for the purpose of correcting children. Opponents of the new law collected enough signatures to secure a referendum on the smacking issue, which takes place next month. A New Zealand Herald poll last week shows that 85 per cent of parents of young children plan to vote No on the question: “Should a smack as part of good parental be a criminal offence in New Zealand?”

Child misery lit gives parents a bad rap

Carolyn Moynihan | 26 June 2009 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: abortion, parenting
My Sister’s Keeper, a movie that opened in the United States last Friday, brings to the big screen the pessimistic view of parenthood that has made writer Jodi Picoult enormously popular and rich. In this dark narrative a couple with a delinquent teenage son and a daughter who has an acute form of leukemia conceive a third child to serve as her bone-marrow donor.

The real success of Anne Bancroft

Michael Cook | 10 June 2005 | FEATURES |  
tags: films, human dignity, parenting
What we should remember Anne Bancroft for is her visceral performance in "The Miracle Worker", not her role as a seductress in that ultimate 60s film, "The Graduate".

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