child development

child development



US versus New York Times on drugs
ONDCP | 30 July 2014 |
tags: drugs, marijuana, Obama administration
The Obama Administration strongly opposes the legalisation of marijuana use.


The new silence which is destroying our kids
Jeremy Sammut | 30 January 2014 |
tags: Australia, broken families, child abuse, divorce, single motherhood
Why are politicians and the media ignoring the cause of most child abuse: the breakdown of the traditional family?


Abolishing the age of consent
Jacqueline Laing | 07 November 2013 |
tags: age of consent, pedophilia, Peter Singer
Campaigns for legalisation and destigmatisation have a long, though not so venerable, history.


Do anti-bullying programs lead to more bullying?
Izzy Kalman | 28 October 2013 |
tags:
A new study questions the effectiveness of campaigns to stop the scourge of bullying.


Should Australia ban smacking?
Carolyn Moynihan | 10 September 2013 |
tags: children's rights, corporal punishment, smacking, spanking
It could, but that would not stop child abuse or improve children’s mental health.


The myth of “normal” sibling rivalry
Izzy Kalman | 27 August 2013 |
tags: bullying, child development, parenting
How can it be healthy for brothers to fight like cats and dogs if school bullying is pathological?


Teaching children the facts of life
Louise Kirk | 24 June 2013 |
tags: character education, parental rights, sex education
With new science and story-telling techniques the task is actually getting easier for parents.


Not so fast!
Walter R. Schumm | 08 June 2013 |
tags: same-sex parenting, statistics
A one-page report on the success of same-sex parenting was reported around the world this week. How reliable is it?


A clear and present danger for the Boy Scouts
Philip Sutton | 28 March 2013 |
tags: Boy Scouts, homosexuality, US Supreme Court
An organisation which emphasises strength and purity of character has every right to exclude gays and lesbians as leaders.


Get out your stripey socks
Mary Le Rumeur | 20 March 2013 |
tags: bioethics, Down syndrome
... and celebrate World Down Syndrome Day. It's time to explode the myths and fears that surround this condition.


Assessing California’s ban on “conversion therapies”
Melinda Selmys | 18 December 2012 |
tags: conversion therapy, homosexuality
A ban on "gay conversion" therapies for teenagers has been harshly criticised. But the issues are not as simple as they might seem at first glance.


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