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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. Property - International - DESIGN

    Tipping the balance between flexibility and teen style

    Posted Oct 29th 2014, 05:28am by Kavita Daswani

    ... to the choices of their parents when it came to their rooms. "But now, the teen has become the client," says Berk, a regular on HGTV and the founder of his own homeware line. "I make a separate presentation to them. Their input has become way more important- even if the parents are still paying the bill." Designing a teenager's room presents its own challenges: a person ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Lifestyle - Family & Education - BETWEEN THE LINES

    Parents need to limit children's screen time

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 10:40am by PERCIE WONG

    ... but doesn't address what they want, the gadget becomes a tool of an instant gratification style of parenting that might cause children to have shorter attention spans and make them angry more easily. ... to calm her down and avoid causing a scene? I am noticing more and more children as young as two years of age with their own iPhones or iPads. It is common to see parents engaged in social ...

  10. News - World - MEXICO

    Parents of Mexico’s missing students meet president, voice dissatisfaction

    Posted Oct 30th 2014, 04:17pm by Associated Press in Mexico City

    ... Associated Press in Mexico City Parents say they will not trust the president's words after Enrique Pena Nieto talks to them for the first time since the students went missing in September Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto met with the parents of 43 teachers-college students for the first time since they disappeared over a month ago, when investigators say police detained ...




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