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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Psychiatrist Shimi Kang offers the dolphin way to bring up children

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 04:33am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com The dolphin way to bring up children Just being a parent is confusing and exhausting enough without all those conflicting parenting styles being sold by photogenic ... a sensible alternative to training tiger cubs. We all fear a tiger but everyone loves Flipper. That may be why tiger mum Amy Chua provoked such animus. We should instead raise our children like baby ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1484891/psychiatrist-shimi-kang-offers-dolphin-way-bring-children
  2. Comment - Letters

    Hong Kong educators doing their best to help children with autism

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 05:16am by LETTERS

    ... SCMP Editorial HK educators doing their best to help children with autism I refer to the article by Toby Mountjoy (" How Hong Kong mainstream schools are failing children with autism ... on an all-or-nothing proposal. Granted, mainstream education has many limitations and is not optimised for children with autism. Yet there are ways to improve it so that these children can benefit within ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1483296/hong-kong-educators-doing-their-best-help-children-autism
  3. Lifestyle - Health

    Even sugar-free soft drinks erode children's teeth

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 09:45am by SUNORY DUTT

    ... dental erosion to be a common occurrence among primary school children in Hong Kong. The study, published in BMC Public Health, found that among 600 12-year-old students surveyed across seven ... with the presence of dental cavities. Questionnaires completed by the students' parents showed that 20 per cent of the children drank soft drinks or fruit juices, and about 14 per cent drank vitamin ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1476348/even-sugar-free-soft-drinks-erode-childrens-teeth
  4. News - Hong Kong - CHARITY

    Families join 30-Hour Fast to feed hungry children

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 05:08am by Emily Tsang

    ... to raise funds for starving children. The annual World Vision fasting event, which began in 1971, kicked off at 2pm. One family had driven all the way from Zhuhai in Guangdong to take part. ... "It is really meaningful. I want my children to learn that they should cherish what they've got, and care for those who are in need," she said. "They should experience ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1479267/families-join-30-hour-fast-feed-hungry-children
  5. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Afghanistan's children suffer as US pull-out leaves deadly firing ranges

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 11:55pm by WASHPOST

    ... of firing ranges infested with the explosives. Dozens of children have been killed or wounded as they have stumbled upon the sites, which are often poorly marked. And casualties were likely ... their animals to graze, collecting firewood or searching for scrap metal. Of the casualties recorded by the UN, 88 per cent were children. Top US military officials say they intend to remove ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1474113/afghanistans-children-suffer-us-pull-out-leaves-deadly-firing-ranges
  6. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    What limits should we set to children's exposure to new media?

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 09:49am by WIRE

    ... couch potatoes. Last autumn, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released guidelines for children and adolescents, recommending no more than two hours per day of any type of entertainment screen time for children aged three to 18, and none for those two or younger. The guidelines cover the internet and texting as well as television, movies and video games. As a science writer, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1467097/what-limits-should-we-set-childrens-exposure-new-media
  7. Lifestyle - Health - LAB REPORT

    Lab Report: Obese children have slower cognitive function, experts say

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 10:08am by Jeanette Wang

    ... and cognitive function Obese children are slower than healthy-weight children to recognise an error and correct it, finds a new study by the University of Illinois. Scientists measured the behavioural and neuroelectric responses of 74 pre-adolescent children- half obese, half of healthy weight- while the children completed an action monitoring activity. The obese subjects were considerably slower ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1464797/lab-report-obesity-stops-children-correcting-errors-experts-say
  8. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Spend ESF subsidy on children with special needs, says foundation boss

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:54am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... on special education' The government could strengthen education for children with special needs by reallocating the annual HK$283 million subsidy it will remove from the English Schools ... Sarah Roe is a purpose-built international school for children aged five to 19 with severe learning difficulties. Greer said Sarah Roe and other support centres had an average of 100 children ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1466520/reallocate-subsidy-improve-special-needs-schooling-esf-chief-says
  9. News - China

    Abandoned: Heartbreaking pictures of parents leaving their children in China’s notorious 'baby hatches'

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 09:24am by By staff reporter

    ... By staff reporter They are truly heartbreaking scenes. The moments of despair as parents cling to their children for one last time before abandoning them in China's so-called baby ... disease. Almost one in 10 died. After the doors closed Xu Jiu, director of the city’s welfare centre for children that runs the facility, was forced to warn parents that anyone abandoning ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1462626/abandoned-heartbreaking-moments-parents-leave-their-children-chinas
  10. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Music and art prove calming combination for autistic children

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 03:35am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Calming combination of music and art Seven children were in Jacqueline Nilsen's classroom. One was screaming, another rolled on the floor. Others jumped ... at the Children's Institute in Kennedy Town, a private school for children with special educational needs. In the class, autistic children paint to the beat of different kinds of music, from classical ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1462705/music-and-art-prove-calming-combination-autistic-children

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