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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Children at centre stage of emotional US gun debate

    Posted Jan 17th 2013, 12:44pm by Reuters in Washington

    ... to the White House on Wednesday, Fritz and three other children in their Sunday best sat on stage as Obama read out parts of their letters to illustrate why he wants to tighten gun laws. The children’s’ presence at Obama’s announcement aimed to keep kids at the heart of the often emotional battle over gun control, which reignited with the murder of 20 first-graders in Newtown, ...

  2. News - World

    US shelters struggle to handle surge of lone migrant children

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 03:56am by MCT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Tucson, Arizona Shelters struggle to cope with waves of youngsters fleeing poverty, violence US tackles surge of migrant children At least 1,000 unaccompanied children ... to handle what has been described as a humanitarian crisis. Although overall illegal immigration has declined in recent years, two waves- one of unaccompanied children, another of parents ...

  3. Business - China Business - Consumption

    Pocket money of 'little emperors' offers engine for growth

    Posted Jan 26th 2013, 12:00am by Daniel Ren

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai ren.wei@scmp.com Mainland children of well-off families get billions in allowances, and domestic and foreign firms are looking to tap into that Little emperors help powergrowth with pocket money The 50 million "little emperors and empresses", the children of mainland middle and upper-class households, have emerged as a strong force in consumer spending ...

  4. Lifestyle - Family & Education - THEATRE

    Kidsfest for the whole family

    Posted Jan 06th 2013, 12:00am by Janice Leung

    ... e-mails on their smartphone when they take their children to the upcoming KidsFest shows can think again. To be sure, the name hardly suggests material that would keep grown-ups entertained. ... "I know through personal experience that if I'm going to take my children to see a show, I would like to enjoy it as well," says Gregory, who has two children of kindergarten age. ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Lifestyle - Family & Education - RELATIONSHIPS

    From obedience and respect, to anger and tantrums. What is going on?

    Posted Dec 30th 2012, 12:00am by DR TERRY LAM

    ... towards helping children open up and overcome their anger issues. The vast majority of parents love their children but how that love is expressed is equally important. Among the ways experts ... Be tactile. Many parents, especially parents from a traditional Chinese culture, seldom hug or kiss their children. This makes it difficult for young people to feel that you love them. 3. Spend ...

  7. News - China Insider - JUSTICE

    Hawker Nian Bin in hiding after Chinese court overturns death sentence

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 11:19am by Patrick Boehler

    ... into hiding after a landmark court decision cleared him of the murder of two children. The Fuzhou High People’s Court declared shop owner Nian Bin, 38, innocent of the fatal poisoning of two children ... civil compensation claims over the children’s death. The decision on Friday comes after Nian’s family mounted a high-profile social media campaign claiming he was tortured to confess to a crime ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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, ...

  10. 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 ...




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