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Vote YES for the sake of our children

Published: Mon 15 Jun 2009 10:29 AM
Media Release
14 June 2009
Vote YES for the sake of our children
Parents and caregivers across the nation can feel confident they are doing what’s best for their children when they vote Yes in the upcoming postal referendum on the child discipline law, says Jenny Prince, Acting CEO of Plunket.
“Plunket finds the most important thing for parents is feeling sure their children will grow up happy, confident and secure”, she says.
“Evidence tells us there are better ways of disciplining our children than physical discipline. The law as it now stands is working well.”
“Changing the way we parent and taking a good look at long-held attitudes can be challenging for all of us, even when we know the change is for the better.”
“There are many safe and effective ways of managing children’s behaviour. If parents want to talk to someone and get advice, they can call PlunketLine, talk to their Plunket nurse, or enroll in a parenting education class.”
“Plunket is a member of the Yes Vote coalition and supports the current law because it underpins the best outcomes for children and the community,” concludes Jenny Prince.
* The YES Vote coalition is a wide group of organisations supporting parents and the child discipline law. We are working to ensure the retention of the law. The coalition includes Barnardos, Plunket, UNICEF, Save the Children, Te Kahui Mana Ririki, Women’s Refuge, Childspace, Parent Centres and others. YesVote.org.nz
ENDS

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