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  1. Saving the children of single-parent families

    Posted May 21st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... achiever, who does not know the other students in his class are two years his junior, is one of a growing number of children in single-parent families in Guangzhou. Each year, 10,000 single-parent ... with single parents to help their children. The school is in a neighbourhood of small businesses specialising in dried seafood. The traders who send their children to study there tend to be low-income ...

  2. Mother wanted to die with her two children

    Posted Oct 26th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Magdalen Chow Marriage woes led woman to light charcoal in locked room An emotionally disturbed mother intended to die with her two young children by burning a pot of charcoal in a bedroom ... Chiu discovered her husband was having an affair. Ms Chan said that on the day of the incident, Mr Mak paid a visit to his children at his sister's home. When the children returned home, ...

  3. Single mum lauds joint responsibility

    Posted Mar 08th 2005, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu Ip Lai-hing understands single mothers who wince at the thought of former husbands contacting their children, but says she would have welcomed the father of her son and daughter taking a more active role in their lives. Ms Ip, 47, said her friends were reluctant to allow their former partners to spend time with their children because they had either been physically ...

  4. Penny wise

    Posted Apr 24th 2005, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... it comes to giving children pocket money. In some cases, instead of giving pocket money, parents choose to save money on their children's behalf so it can be used to buy expensive items or a special treat. 'You can evade the problem of deciding how much pocket money to give your children by simply giving them a handout, as and when the need arises,' says Paul Tsui, father ...

  5. French lend helping hand

    Posted Mar 12th 2004, 12:00am by Tinnie Chow

    ... Tinnie Chow The French in Hong Kong will band together tomorrow night to help the children of Cambodia, its former colony, and they want everyone to join in. Children of the Mekong (HK) chairwoman Cyrianne Witvoet, the wife of Hugues Witvoet, president of LVMH Investments Asia, is one of three French residents in Hong Kong who dedicate their time to helping children in Cambodia. ...

  6. Daughter learns value of money

    Posted Oct 24th 2004, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... children or to the needy. 'We all want to do the best for our children, so it is easy to fall into a system of providing children with everything they ask for,' Mr Hui says. In the long ... for a better one.' Let children compare the price of books and toys to establish value for money. Encourage children to make short-term sacrifices to achieve long-term goals. Use practical ways ...

  7. Father of private Aids orphanages dies in Beijing

    Posted Jan 15th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Siu-sin in Beijing Take care of the children, Zhu Jinzhong tells wife One of the pioneers of private Aids orphanages on the mainland, Zhu Jinzhong, died in Beijing on Thursday. 'His last words were: 'After I die, take care of the children',' his weeping wife, Yang Guixiang, said yesterday. 'He's a great man. I'm proud of him ...

  8. Cost rules out third child for HK couples

    Posted Mar 04th 2005, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Most parents will ignore Donald Tsang's call to boost population, survey shows Less than 7 per cent of married couples would like to have three children, with 95 per cent ... at least three children to reverse Hong Kong's plunging birth rate, the lowest in the world. Health concern group Health Link Promotions conducted the poll after Mr Tsang said the government ...

  9. Foster father of a nation

    Posted Aug 07th 2003, 12:00am by Fionnuala McHugh

    ... Three years ago, Robert Glover gave an interview to this newspaper about the British charity of which he was executive director. It was called Care for Children, and its mission ... children would no longer be in institutions but instead living with local families. At the end of the interview, he said in his low-key but determined way: 'And 300 children can become ...

  10. Penny for your thoughts

    Posted Oct 24th 2004, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... Chris Davis Derek Young is the chief executive of ipac Asia and the father of three children, aged three to eight. Building on the old concept of a family that eats together stays together, Mr Young believes that parents who openly discuss their financial circumstances with their children provide them with a basic financial understanding that will last a lifetime. 'Just ...




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