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Call for National Study on Child Safety

Chief Investigator on the Fathering Challenges project, Professor Leah Bromfield (Deputy Director of the Australian Centre for Child Protection – University of South Australia) explains the lack of knowledge around prevalence of child abuse and neglect in Australia. 45 more words

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Advice on Teaching Young Children to React to Bad Intent

If you have children or grandchildren, Marcus Wynne provides advice in this post that I recommend you read. Need a teaser? Wynne wrote,

I thought I’d share some techniques here that I’ve found useful in providing children as young as 5-6 the baseline foundational skills in recognizing bad intent.

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Skool Haze: Part 2

Just how does a white teacher communicate identity and belonging to a black child or teen? Is their legitimate concern enough? Are a set of classroom guidelines and good intent enough to fill in the chasm of “who am I in relation to what you are?” Is the fact that they’re there enough? 644 more words

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Interviews with program mangers for programs with men - Fathering Challenges project

This ARC linkage research project includes a component learning about the way in which programs work with men who are both violent in their relationships and fathers.   105 more words

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Free-Range Parenting: Not One-Size-Fits-Most

It’s telling that in recent decades there’s been a significant shift towards helicopter parenting and a comeback trend in free-range parenting for counterbalance. Remember Danielle and Alexander Meitiv, the free-range parents in Maryland found responsible for “unsubstantiated” child neglect for allowing their 10 and 6-year-old children to walk home alone from a park a mile away? 682 more words


PM's wrath well deserved

John Key’s anger in Parliament yesterday seems to have taken the Opposition by surprise. Perhaps they mistook his long consideration of the Iraq deployment as an indication that he didn’t really have his heart in it. 243 more words

Ewen McQueen