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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Family-friendly policies crucial if we want our children to be happy

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 03:59am by SCMP Editorial

    ... asking a few simple questions to quantify how a particular demographic feels about itself. A Lingnan University study has determined that Hong Kong children aged between 8 and 17 were happier ... the study of 1,119 children showed two of the four determinants for happiness- love and engagement- remained strong, the others- fortitude and insight- weakened. Researchers found the drop ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Kindergartens will remain at mercy of free market while they are privately run

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 03:57am by SCMP Editorial

    ... under fire for enrolling them before the new site was properly registered. The group denied jumping the gun, saying that staff believed parents were just signing up their children for another branch of the group in the same district. That the controversy has aroused so much attention is to be expected. While only a relatively small group of children and parents have been affected, ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Cultural district's bike-hire plan could be start of a revolution in cycling

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 04:33am by SCMP Editorial

    ... and 11am on weekends, adults and children can rent one of the bicycles at two stations on the cycling path. The authority is working with the BiciLine Eco-Tourism Social Enterprise, under the Tung ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong's Olympic body must move with the times

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 04:43am by SCMP Editorial

    ... returned its office bearers without an actual ballot. The executives, many of whom have served for decades, have even passed seats to their children. There is arguably nothing wrong ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    China needs stronger punishment for sex crimes against children

    Posted Nov 04th 2013, 05:21am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Children need more protection When it comes to making punishment fit the crime, few offences, if any, pose such a challenge to civilised society's values as sexual assault and the abuse of children by adults in positions of authority and trust. It is difficult to strike a balance that satisfies everyone between protecting society and offenders' rights ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Parents must limit screen time for the sake of their children

    Posted Oct 27th 2013, 04:59am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Up to parents to limit screen time An iPad or smartphone would seem perfect to keep children quiet in a restaurant. Just hand them one and instantly there will be an eerie ... and outdoor activities makes sense. Studies of children who spend their days hunched over handheld devices or staring at computer and television screens have reached worrying conclusions. Dutch ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Attacks against children are symptoms of an unhealthy society

    Posted Jun 03rd 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... such as murder-suicides involving parents and children, manage to draw public attention to an array of social ills contributing to the tragedies. But the underlying issues are soon buried as new headlines emerge. ... Equally disturbing is the rising numbers of murder-suicides involving emotional or mentally unstable parents, who take the distorted view that they have the right to claim their children ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Findings on antisocial children raise red flag for parents

    Posted Apr 28th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... Fung tested 9,400 local children with an average age of 11 and found the average level of narcissism registered 3.89 on a 14-point scale. That was higher than the 2.9 for children in the US, 2.36 in Britain and 2.81 in Australia. These children show excessive self-regard, sense of superiority and vanity. Sixteen per cent of pupils she tested showed signs of being aggressors ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    For the sake of our youth, raise tobacco tax

    Posted Feb 09th 2014, 02:56am by SCMP Editorial

    ... since 2008, while the number of people who light up has dropped to an all-time low. Worryingly, however, more young children may be taking up the habit, according to a recent survey quoted ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Being healthy adds to the wealth of life, and sport has a part in that

    Posted Jan 10th 2014, 04:58am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Health adds to wealth of life What parents believe is best for their children and what is actually good for them are not always one and the same. That is especially true ... that they will opt for the latter. It is one reason for low levels of fitness and worrying rates of obesity. That is inevitable if parents are overbearing with children. Building a strong portfolio ...




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