Thursday, August 5, 2010

Family First trying to save the Kiwi Family Unit

Dr Aric Sigman  Melinda Tankard Reist  IN THE MEDIA THIS WEEK  UK pyschologist Dr Aric Sigman and Australian author and commentatorMelinda Tankard Reist are the keynote speakers at our Forum on the Familythis Friday 6th August.Here's a summary of their media coverage over the past 48 hours  Soft parenting causes teen problems, says expert  ONE News August 02, 2010  Modern parenting techniques are leading to a generation of "little emperors", according to controversial UK psychologist and author Dr Aric Sigman. Sigman told TV ONE's Breakfast programme parents need to stop trying to be their child's friend and set firm boundaries.  WATCH TVNZ Breakfast WATCH ONE News LISTEN National Radio's Kathryn Ryan interviews Aric Sigman  Psychologist tackles 'spoilt generation'  The Press 02/08/2010  Parents should mete out computer and television time as if it was as detrimental to their children's health as sugar, salt or saturated fats, an expert says. Psychologist Dr Aric Sigman, a fellow of the Britain's Royal Society of Medicine, has been brought to New Zealand by lobby group Family First. Sigman said a new breed of parents, who were afraid of confronting their children, had created a "spoilt generation" with a sense of entitlement and lack of empathy.  LISTENDr Aric Sigman speaks on NZ's Radio Rhema regarding his book  Screens 'damaging young brains'  NZ Herald Aug 2, 2010  A psychologist who made his name on the evils of television is now warning against computers as well, saying they are bad for the brains of young children. Dr Aric Sigman, an American-born British psychologist who is in Auckland for a forum organised by Family First, says computers should not be used in schools by any children under 9. He says research shows that young children's social and educational development is retarded by screens of all kinds - "TV, educational TV, DVDs, computers, social networking, computer games.  Sexualisation of girls makes them ill - author  The Press 03/08/2010  Young girls are increasingly portrayed as sexually available and interested mini-adults, an Australian feminist says. Melinda Tankard Reist, editor of Getting Real: Challenging the Sexualisation of Girls, said Western culture had developed a highly sexualised and homogonised view of females in the past decade. "A scary view about what women and girls are good for has developed; they are merely here to service the sexual satisfaction of men and if they don't succeed they're worthless," she said. "And we're now applying adult concepts to children: our culture is repackaging young girls as sexually interested and available." Tankard Reist is in New Zealand to address a Family First-hosted conference, The Forum on the Family, in Auckland on Friday.  Feminist: Sex culture setting women back  NZ Herald Aug 2, 2010  "Raunch culture" has set back women in Western societies more than 50 years, says a visiting Australian feminist. Melinda Tankard Reist, a founder of a group called Collective Shout which names and shames companies using sexual images of girls, says we are raising children in a "pornographic landscape". "I think we have gone backwards," she said. "Raunch culture has taken us back. It's an absolute tragedy. These were issues being raised by feminists in the 1950s and 60s." Ms Reist, a controversial figure in Australian feminism because of her opposition to abortion, will speak at a forum run by Christian-based lobby group Family First in Auckland this week. LISTEN Melinda Tankard Reist on National Radio's The Panel with Chris Trotter and Linley Boniface  TV star plans brothel  NZ Herald Aug 3, 2010  Former politician and high-profile broadcaster Pam Corkery has been linked to plans for New Zealand's first brothel for women. ....Australian feminist advocate Melinda Tankard Reist, who will be in Auckland this week to speak at a forum run by lobby group Family First, said she was disgusted with the idea of the sale of sex from men to women. Turning the tables did not make prostitution right or the situation any better for women, she said. "It's no great advancement for women's empowerment to say that we can now buy men for sex. It's no great sign of liberation. Prostitution from men for women is still about the trade in human bodies and human flesh ... just because it's men that's being sold doesn't make it any better. It's still very wrong."  LAST CHANCE TOHEAR THEIR MESSAGE 'LIVE'!  If you would like further information, or would like to register for the Forum on the Family, simply click on the image below. Registrations closeat midnight tonight 

Kind regards  Bob McCoskrie Host - Forum on the Family

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