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  1. Lifestyle - Family & Education - UP CLOSE & PERSONAL

    The mother of all get-togethers

    Posted Apr 30th 2013, 12:00am by Rebecca Tomasis

    ... Rebecca Tomasis life@scmp.com The mother of all get-togethers I gave birth to my first baby in Hong Kong at the age of 25, which - given the average here - made me practically a teen mother. And although my husband and I remain among the youngest parents in our children's circle, I don't think we have ever had our age used against us. So while I was busy getting ...

  2. Lifestyle - Family & Education - PARENTING

    ‘Eagle Dad’ renews debate on strict parenting

    Posted Aug 30th 2012, 04:34pm by Reuters in Qingdao

    ... for forcing his son to sail a dinghy single-handed. Some said his parenting style risked leaving lasting scars. Last year, the book Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Chinese American Amy Chua ... citing this fragility as a major reason for his strong parenting style. He also is keen to see that Duoduo is not pampered like many only children born under the one-child policy. But Duoduo ...

  3. Playing happy families

    Posted Oct 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... The stark reality of how difficult parenting can be starts to kick in around a child's second or third birthday and continues for a lifetime. A child's quest for independence can present many challenges and taking a parenting skills course can help alleviate the pressure. Katherine Sellery and Claryss Nam Jamieson are qualified parent effectiveness training instructors ...

  4. A new approach to parenting

    Posted Jun 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... already been labelled the 'anti-Tiger Mom', a reference to the Yale professor Amy Chua who shocked the world with the hard parenting styles prescribed in her book Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother. But to his credit, Caplan doesn't preach but gently persuades. He accepts that different parenting styles work for different people, but urges potential parents not to be put ...

  5. Lifestyle - Family & Education - RELATIONSHIPS

    There's no substitute for hands-on parenting

    Posted Apr 30th 2013, 12:00am by SAMANTHA LEUNG

    ... Samantha Leung life@scmp.com Hands-on parenting is testing, but it pays off Vincy and Franco have three children, who are all doing well in school. But the couple have always found ... so helpless she simply goes out and leaves the maid to settle the situation. Parents should work with teachers to help their children practise at home the knowledge, conduct, and self-care ...

  6. Lifestyle - Family & Education - PARENTING

    Pitfalls of over-rewarding children's achievements

    Posted Feb 24th 2013, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... responded differently to these divergent parenting styles. Sugar, a Form Six student, appreciates the treats, and tries her best at school. But Fung feels Cherry has come to associate parental love ... than a stick. Many parents give their children a small treat, or a gift, when they do well in school as encouragement. Some resort to giving cash or a coveted gadget as an incentive to work ...

  7. channel hop

    Posted Jul 17th 2005, 12:00am by Felicity Glover

    ... at 8.30pm). While many people (mostly grandparents) still believe children should be seen and not heard, that's not the case these days as parents struggle to control their offspring and find a balance between work and home. If Super Nanny Jo Frost is to be believed, kids of today are on the rampage, ruling the roost with chubby little fists of steel as they dictate to their parents what ...

  8. News - China Insider - SOCIETY

    Teenager's death sheds light on brutal discipline at military-style camps for internet addicts

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 08:11pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com A 19-year old girl’s death at a military-style “boot camp” in Henan province for internet-addiction treatment has shed light on the institute’s frequent use ... the centre that they resorted to throwing “rescue notes” from the windows. Copies of some of the notes found by parents included phrases like “I want to go home, please call my mum”, and “Please save ...

  9. News - World

    Children who lose a parent more likely to die young, say Scandinavian researchers

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 10:57pm by NYT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune Children who lose parent 'more likely to die young' People who experienced the death of a parent in childhood appear to be more likely to die prematurely themselves from a variety of causes, new research shows. A study that tracked more than seven million people for up to 42 years found that people who lost a parent before they turned 18 were 50 per ...

  10. Are Parents Hurting MBAs?

    Posted May 15th 2014, 04:01pm by Randee Stever

    ... Randee Stever We’ve all heard of the infamous “tiger mom” style of parenting, but a new term, helicopter parent, is emerging. A helicopter parent is a parent who takes an excessive interest in the life of their children. Helicopter parents earned the name because, like helicopters, they hover overhead. So-called helicopter parents first made headlines on business school ...




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