Movie- Parental Guidance

From www.movieguide.org: Very strong moral, pro-parent, pro-family worldview with some strong but brief content supporting traditional American values of tough love and competition satirizing today’s feely touchy liberal parenting and liberal antagonism against teaching children how to compete in sports; no foul language but some scatological content that younger children may emulate. For full review click here.

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POSTED 19 Jan 2013
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Contraception Factor

Contraception is the underlying factor responsible for today’s scourge of unwed pregnancies, single-parent families, sexually transmitted diseases, deficient fatherhood, and high abortion rate, says a prominent family expert, Patrick Fagan. For story: http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/contraception-underlying-cause-of-breakdown-of-family-sexual-morality-says

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POSTED 19 Apr 2011
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Dads4Kids Conference

On May 18-20, 2011 the Dads4Kids National Marriage and Family Conference will be held in Sydney. For details: http://www.fatherhood.org.au/conference/

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POSTED 19 Apr 2011
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Parenting Courses

Community Services Minister Robyn McSweeney announced that more than 1000 parenting courses are available throughout the greater Perth area. Courses ranged from advice for parenting newborn babies to dealing with the challenges of adolescence; postnatal depression; conflict management; drugs and alcohol; mental health; and parenting in a stepfamily environment.

For media release: http://www.mediastatements.wa.gov.au/Pages/default.aspx?ItemId=137677

For course details: http://www.communities.wa.gov.au/childrenandfamilies/parentingwa/Pages/ParentingCourses.aspx

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POSTED 28 Mar 2011
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Parent Help

The Department for Communities is seeking parents to support families. Parenting WA Armadale provides a home visiting service to support families. They seek parents with knowledge and experience of child development and parenting issues. For more call 9498 2620 or see www.communities.wa.gov.au/parents

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POSTED 16 Mar 2011
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Parents Wanted

Parent Volunteers are wanted who can support parents who are currently faced with their child’s alcohol or drug use. For more info call the Parent Drug Information Service on 9442 5050 or 9471 0456. In particular, they are looking for volunteers who have had children who have had drug or alcohol problems.

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POSTED 16 Mar 2011
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Discussion Evening

As part of the 40 days for Life an evening of compassionate, evidence-based discussion is planned which seeks sensitive answers to these vital questions:

  • How can the Christian community reach out to those vulnerable to abortion?
  • How can we provide, encourage and support choices that help women and their babies?
  • How can we offer healing and peace to women, men and families already impacted by abortion?

It is to be held at the Bugle Tree Creek Connection Centre, 1470 Stoneville Rd, April 14, 6.30-9pm. For more: http://www.40daysforlife.com/perthwa/index.cfm?load=event&event=4

 

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POSTED 15 Mar 2011
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Parents Day

On May 14, 2011 the University of Western Australia, in conjunction with The WA Health Department Centre for Clinical Interventions are hosting a one day professional development initiative for all WA parents. To be held at the Esplanade Hotel, Fremantle. It is part of Parents Day 2011 and coincides with National Families Week and the United Nations International Day of Families on May 15. The Parents Day professional development is part of the Positive Schools 3 day conference. Parenting experts Dr Michael Carr Gregg and Steve Biddulph will present. For more: http://www.parentsday.com.au/

For the positive schools conference: www.positiveschools.com.au

 

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POSTED 15 Mar 2011
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Fostering

The West Australian has been running a poll that asks people if they agree with the WA Department of Child Protection’s smacking ban on foster parents. As at March 30, 3137 people voted, 81% (2539 votes) said they didn’t agree with the policy. The policy came to light after Southern River MLA Peter Abetz raised the case in Parliament after the John and Pat Wieske family from Cardup were denied the right to have foster children after they said they smacked their own children.

For story: http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/newshome/6923383/parents-denied-right-to-foster-for-smacking-kids/

To add your vote: http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/polls/popup/-/poll_id/52702

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POSTED 8 Apr 2010
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Thriving Family

A new Australian marriage and parenting bimonthly magazine has been launched that is being published by Focus on the Family. It seeks to provide biblically sound information on parenting and enriching marriages. By becoming a monthly pledge donor to Focus on the Family you receive free subscription. Alternatively to subscribe: http://store.families.org.au/default.aspx?prodid=OTFAU6&MID=100

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POSTED 8 Apr 2010
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