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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. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Hong Kong mothers find success writing children's books

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 10:40am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau elaine.yau@scmp.com When two women couldn't find the right reading material for their children, necessity became the mother of publication Play on words Bhakti Mathur ... children's books to suit those needs, so they wrote their own. Mathur wondered how to tell her son Shiv about the festival of Holi as the annual spring extravaganza, also known as the festival ...

  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. 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 ...

  6. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Hong Kong students learn some valuable lessons about money

    Posted Nov 21st 2014, 05:35pm by Kate Whitehead

    ... and these basics of financial awareness can be taught to children as young as kindergarten age. A generation ago, money talk was seen as a subject too crude to raise with children, and many parents were ... stocks," says Lau; she is now considering a career in banking, she adds. We want to reach children when they are young so they will plan early Betty Chan, MPF schemes authority Huen says she finds ...

  7. Comment - Letters

    Tackle food waste today to create a sustainable future

    Posted Nov 16th 2014, 06:16am by LETTERS

    ... to children on the subject. Hong Kong is one of the wealthiest cities in the world, and most children living here enjoy safe, comfortable lives. However, they often lack a sense of how precious food ... restaurants could make this food available to those in need rather than just throwing it away. Parents also need to be targeted in the education drive. While children should be taught the importance ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - OPERATION SANTA CLAUS

    Operation Santa helps dementia patients play for time via toys

    Posted Nov 24th 2014, 06:39am by ELIZABETH CHEUNG

    ... Elizabeth Cheung elizabeth.cheung@scmp.com Elderly-children games sessions have a double purpose: delaying the progress of the disease while exposing young people to the illness Toys help ... workshop, both the young and old benefit- elderly dementia patients build up their alertness, while the children learn about the debilitating brain condition that includes the commonly known ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking Points, November 24, 2014

    Posted Nov 24th 2014, 05:17am by STAFF

    ... places announced Results of Primary One discretionary places for September next year are due to be released. Fewer than half of children will be successful, the government has admitted. An Education Bureau statesman said 52,314 children were applying for discretionary places in government and aided primary schools, and just 22,465 will be offered places. Parents of unsuccessful ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Star Wars princess a beacon for needy kids as Carrie Fisher visits Hong Kong

    Posted Nov 22nd 2014, 04:37am by STEVE DUNTHORNE

    ... Steve Dunthorne steve.dunthorne@scmp.com Star Wars princess a beacon for needy children She will soon return to cinemas to use the force to battle the dark side- but Hollywood superstar Carrie Fisher took time out to visit Hong Kong and use her star power to bring some light to the lives of Asia's poorest children. The actress, best known as Princess Leia in the Star Wars ...




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