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  1. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Love children have rights to financial support, court rules

    Posted Jun 07th 2014, 03:44am by JULIE CHU

    ... Julie Chu julie.chu@scmp.com Girl born to unmarried parents has right to maintenance- but HK$32m is 'too much' Love child has rights to financial support Children born out of wedlock have the same rights to maintenance as legitimate children despite their parents never having tied the knot, the Court of Appeal has ruled. The ruling means the Family Court could have ...

  2. Lifestyle - Family & Education - RELATIONSHIPS

    Relationships: why perfectionist children freeze up

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 10:51am by LORA LEE

    ... Lora Lee life@scmp.com Disabled by fear of not being perfect As final exams loom, some children become so fearful they freeze up. They are trapped in the vicious cycle of the three Ps: perfectionism, procrastination and paralysis. In the past few weeks, I've been busier than ever helping tweens and teens to break this cycle and helping parents realise that their children ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - LETTER OF THE LAW

    End corporal punishment for the sake of our children

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 03:10am by GRENVILLE CROSS

    ... Grenville Cross Physical punishment has been banned in schools and prisons, so why do we allow it at home? End corporal punishment for the sake of our children Children, said Plutarch, ... someone without their consent is an offence, the physical punishment of a child is, paradoxically, lawful, and the disparity is unjustifiable. Children are not simply their parents' chattels, ...

  4. News - China - CHILDREN'S DAY

    Repeal sought for law that allows light sentences for children's rapists

    Posted Jun 01st 2014, 04:56am by Mimi Lau

    ... to save young from sex predators To Wang Guiping, a 29-year-old garment-factory worker in Fuzhou, Fujian, Children's Day is a time of sorrow and regret. Wang is separated from his ... children" who lived with their grandparents while their migrant worker parents seek better-paying jobs in prosperous coastal cities. The central government says more than 20 per cent ...

  5. Comment - Letters

    Hong Kong needs commission for children to be set up

    Posted May 28th 2014, 04:28am by LETTERS

    ... Commission for children must be set up in Hong Kong As a child advocate, I believe that on June 1, International Children's Day, the community must be reminded that Hong Kong lacks ... there is still no independent commission for children. There is a long list of pressing needs for children which have still not been realised. Policymakers would probably say they are too busy attending ...

  6. News - China

    China to raise tobacco taxes to help protect children from effects of smoking

    Posted May 29th 2014, 06:03pm by Alice Yan

    ... to help protect children from smoking. The move would mean young people are less likely to be exposed to second-hand smoke, according to National Health and Family Planning Commission vice ... including 180 million children, are affected by secondary smoke. Twenty per cent of junior middle school students, aged from 13 to 15, have used tobacco at some point, according to a national survey ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Ethnic minority children stereotyped and belittled in Hong Kong schools, say parents

    Posted May 26th 2014, 05:32pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Teaching Chinese to ethnic-minority children is not enough, some parents and educators say Schools need a culture change Tanya Hart was surprised ... they did not think Sam’s Korean, Australian and European ancestry was worthy of discussion. She was told the children, most of whom are Chinese, studied “multiculturalism” only in Primary Four. ...

  8. Lifestyle - Health - HITS & MYTHS

    Hits & Myths: Does sugar make children hperactive?

    Posted May 27th 2014, 11:14am by Sasha Gonzales

    ... Sasha Gonzales life@scmp.com Does sugar make children hyperactive? The straight answer: No The facts: "Don't give your children sugar or they'll be bouncing off the walls." If you are a parent, this warning probably sounds familiar. It's a common belief that sugar puts children on a "high", causing them to be overactive and even experience mood ...

  9. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Interactive classes a hit with children at Art Basel

    Posted May 27th 2014, 11:14am by Catherine Shaw

    ... Catherine Shaw life@scmp.com Interactive fun puts fresh spin on art for kids Damien Hirst seems an unlikely model for young children, but at this year's Art Basel Hong Kong, ... for parents to access en route to the display inside. Activities included the Hirst-inspired bicycle-powered spin painting for children old enough to use the equipment, and painting and printmaking ...

  10. News - Hong Kong

    ‘Missing’ mother and children found safe after search

    Posted May 26th 2014, 04:17pm

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com Woman calls police from government shelter after she ran away from Tai Po home A 30-year-old woman and her two children, who triggered a police search over ... persons unit mounted a fruitless search across the city for the woman and her children and a public appeal was also made. Shortly before 11am today the woman called police to say they were safe ...




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