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  1. Magazines - Post Magazine

    Attention deficit: when Fame fails

    Posted Dec 21st 2013, 10:44pm by Simon Parry

    ... possess and then some: the one-child policy ensured they grew up as pampered single children. They've been brought up believing they can conquer the world- and they are now getting the global ... and throw tantrums as their flustered tutors struggle to get the show ready. Behind the scenes, parents scrimp and save to pay their children's way, but the youngsters appear oblivious ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1385009/attention-deficit-when-fame-fails
  2. Magazines - Post Magazine

    High alert: North Korea's crystal meth epidemic

    Posted Oct 06th 2013, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... exceptional. So little is known about the drug’s harmful effects in North Korea, and so many myths have developed about its medical benefits, that parents often give it to their children oblivious ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1323432/high-alert-north-koreas-crystal-meth-epidemic
  3. News - Hong Kong - WILDLIFE

    Video of grieving pink dolphin mother underscores plight of disappearing species

    Posted May 05th 2013, 12:00am by Simon Parry, Hazel Knowles

    ... that doesn't mean anything to a businessman. But we will regret it if our children are not able to see dolphins again in our waters." The only way to save the dolphin is to change people's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1230183/plight-hong-kongs-pink-dolphins
  4. Disneyland trip lands ESF school in hot water

    Posted Sep 25th 2005, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... a visit to Disneyland for its pupils. Children at Clearwater Bay School were sent home with letters asking parents to pay $260 per child. Parents were also invited to join and help supervise ... for the pleasure of accompanying up to eight children.' She said it was presumptuous for the school to present the trip to children as a 'done deal' without first consulting parents. 'I ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/517738/disneyland-trip-lands-esf-school-hot-water
  5. First person

    Posted Jul 14th 2005, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... has provided anonymous pen friends for more than 9,000 children in need of emotional support The idea for the Uncle-Long-Legs Letter Box project came from a cartoon series that was popular ... that if children write to a secret person about their problems, it can be very therapeutic for them. Some children will even write as many as 44 letters to their Uncle-Long-Legs. Some children have come ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/508137/first-person
  6. Killing them with kindness

    Posted Sep 21st 2008, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... There is a disturbing rise in murder-suicides involving children in HK, writes Simon Parry In the lonely, distorted universe he inhabits, John Hogan has reinvented himself as a victim: An adoring and responsible father cruelly separated from the children he doted upon, a man whose only motivation was love for his children. 'Every night as I say my prayers, I hold the two ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/653410/killing-them-kindness
  7. first person

    Posted Dec 08th 2005, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... believes in Father Christmas and how children in Hong Kong are so well behaved It's terrific being Santa Claus in Hong Kong. I think the people here are wonderful. The children are very well disciplined. I like American children, but these kids here are exceptionally well mannered. They're very intelligent too. Hong Kong children don't ask for anything unless you ask them. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/528343
  8. Bruce Derrick

    Posted Jul 21st 2005, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... As told to Simon Parry Bruce Derrick, 67, chairman of the Hong Kong Organic Education Foundation, has designed a mini-greenhouse the size of a lampshade so that children in high-rise block ... of children- maybe as little as half that- ever grow anything in the soil. Some families have allotments, but only a handful of the millions of people in Hong Kong ever get to use them. The government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/509043/bruce-derrick
  9. first person

    Posted Aug 10th 2006, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... As told to Simon Parry The Health Department has launched a campaign to encourage children to eat healthily in school. Assistant health director Regina Ching Cheuk-tuen explains why parents should be concerned about their children's daytime diets We have been monitoring our primary school students for their body weight and height, and for the past seven or eight years we ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/559750/first-person
  10. Campaign to coax couples into parenthood

    Posted May 07th 2006, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry Family planners hope to encourage procrastinating Hongkongers to have children sooner rather than later An education and advertising campaign is to be launched to combat Hong ... the campaign. Financial concerns are one of the key factors that have driven Hong Kong's birth rate down from nearly three children per woman in 1980 to 0.9 last year, the lowest rate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/547833/campaign-coax-couples-parenthood

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