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The latest reforms in child-rearing, family policy and education from around the world

Natural birth gets BIG recognition in UK

The National Health Service in UK has issued new guidelines urging low-risk mothers to give birth NOT in hospital settings. This is a huge recognition of the negative impacts of defensive obstetrics, and the inherent safety and lifetime benefits of … Continue reading

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First Asian nation to ban corporal punishment of children!

Congratulations to the Phillippines! And a very happy Christmas to Phillipino children. As of this week, it is no longer legal for parents or teachers to hit children in the name of ‘discipline’.  So interesting what is happening in the … Continue reading

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Spanking banned in Nicaragua! Viva Nicaragua numero 46!

Does it seem like progress on this issue is speeding up? Is it starting to seem weirder and weirder that people think it is OK to spank children? Just like people thought it was OK for  husbands to smack their … Continue reading

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Estonia bans corporal punishment – the list grows!!

Congratulations to the Estonian parliament for making it clear, through the law, that humans are not for hitting – at any age.  Fantastic for Estonian kids, they can now live free of parental blows, like most other European children. Today, … Continue reading

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BLOODFUN – When Violence is Entertainment

Today thousands of Australians are celebrating that K-Mart and Target have stopped selling the viciously violent                       Grand Theft Auto-5 (GTA5). Petitioners stared, the retailers blinked. This game won its … Continue reading

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Argentina: next to ban the smack!

Viva Argentina, brother nation to my country of birth, Uruguay. The 41st nation to put a legislative stop to the punishment of children. It seems like only yesterday Latin America was all macho, patriarchal, traditionalist-Catholic and THEREFORE:..built upon the cultural … Continue reading

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Bolivia is next to ban corporal punishment

The sixth Latin American nation, and the 42nd in the world to lay down its arms and take the violence out of parenting. Smacking a child is now illegal, at home and at school. Felicitaciones, Bolivia! A great day for … Continue reading

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Aussie Mums run baby-sleep trainer out of town

Just when you thought controlled-crying was sinking into the past, it makes a comeback in Australia – and a pretty scary one, at that. Beats me how one sworn to uphold the Hippocratic oath can train a Mother to cold-shoulder her wailing child. Somehow, … Continue reading

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Good news about Plastic – for a change!

California has become the first American state to ban plastic bags completely. The state government did what it was supposed to do, stand up for ‘We The People’ and prevail against all the bullying it got from plastic bag manufacturers. … Continue reading

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40 Nations now banned all corporal punishment of children

Cabo Verde has just now become nation number 40, and the 6th African nation to protect children from being smacked. Two more nations have banned the smack via supreme court ruling, and 45 more nations have committed to prohibition. That … Continue reading

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