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  • Dec 28, 2014
  • Updated: 9:22pm
Expats in Hong Kong mark Christmas in old and new ways

When Koko Mueller posted details of her Christmas traditions on the Facebook page of Hong Kong Moms, there was one comment she attracted that must have struck a chord with many of those reading....

23 Dec 2014 - 6:01am
Divorced dad struggles to set boundaries with ex-wife for parenting

I divorced two years ago and this will be the first Christmas I am not spending time with my children. They will be with my ex and her boyfriend, whom my children hate as our marriage ended due to...

23 Dec 2014 - 12:02am
Divorced dad struggles to set boundaries with ex-wife for parenting

Creative self-expression is an innate desire and a reason why performing arts are an important part of a well-rounded education. In the case of choir practice, there are also physical benefits.

21 Dec 2014 - 10:00am
Divorced dad struggles to set boundaries with ex-wife for parenting

The recent Occupy movement has led some to accuse liberal studies as the culprit that instigated the student movement and say it should therefore be scrapped, drastically reformed or made an...

21 Dec 2014 - 9:02am
Divorced dad struggles to set boundaries with ex-wife for parenting

Investment in PolyU lab Microsoft is backing a new PolyU-Microsoft Smart Computing Laboratory at Polytechnic University by investing HK$10 million in software, cloud and devices support.

21 Dec 2014 - 6:01am
Reach out to the lonely at Christmas

Tis the season to be jolly, right? The holidays are associated with joyful times with friends and family but the festive period can trigger a bout of the blues. Weeks of wall-to-wall cheer can act...

15 Dec 2014 - 5:40pm

If you're expecting a traditional exhibition when you visit the Hong Kong 3D Museum, you're in for a surprise. The 10,000 sq ft space is relatively small for a museum and the exhibits have little...

15 Dec 2014 - 5:40pm


Today's Poll

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Total number of votes recorded: 236

At first glance, the workshop seems just like any other playgroup as parents and children are sitting in pairs, taking instructions from the trainer, sharing lots of laughter as they tumble on the...

8 Dec 2014 - 4:55pm

My daughter is about to spend her first night away at the school residential adventure camp. She doesn't want to go. She is not sleeping well and keeps on coming into our bed. Should we make her...

8 Dec 2014 - 4:55pm

Social media and texting are here to stay, but youngsters shouldn't let gadgets rule their lives, says developmental psychologist

2 Dec 2014 - 1:47pm

One lesson that American writer Adam Mansbach has learned as a father is that you can't bargain with a toddler.

2 Dec 2014 - 10:28am

2 Dec 2014 - 10:28am

28 Nov 2014 - 5:23pm

In the dimly lit room, Tiara Santos lounges on the beanbag, stares at the bubble tubes and plays with glow-in-the-dark toys, and then slowly, the demeanour of the girl with autism begins to...

28 Nov 2014 - 5:23pm

28 Nov 2014 - 5:12pm

As the eager young actors take the stage, parents' faces in the audience light up with proud smiles.

25 Nov 2014 - 12:25pm

My seven-year-old son has a lot trouble concentrating in school. His teacher says he is tired and lethargic in class and often yawns. I've tried to get him to sleep earlier, but he is often still...

25 Nov 2014 - 10:36am

Learning how to manage and save money are key life skills, and these basics of financial awareness can be taught to children as young as kindergarten age.

21 Nov 2014 - 5:35pm

21 Nov 2014 - 5:35pm

A report about a teenager's suicide caught Raymond Wong Fook-lam's attention two years ago. The businessman couldn't fathom why young people would give up on their lives, especially when they had...

18 Nov 2014 - 10:29am

I have fond memories of writing many letters to many people in my youth. In fact, cherished relationships were built and strengthened through letters. In Year 10, a friend wrote a one-page...

18 Nov 2014 - 10:29am

Asian students are well known for their superior performance in maths compared to their counterparts in the West. Some attribute it to cultural factors. To American cognitive development...

17 Nov 2014 - 10:30am

Guide dogs for the blind are returning to the city after a 30-year absence thanks to the help of a growing army of volunteers fostering puppies in training.

11 Nov 2014 - 11:37am

My son's year one teacher lets them do a lot of colouring and paper crafts with staplers. I thought this was preschool stuff. He seems to enjoy it, but is it proper education?

11 Nov 2014 - 10:14am


Secondary and post-secondary education is becoming more stressful and competitive for students and, for parents, more expensive. This is especially true in Hong Kong. It's no surprise...

10 Nov 2014 - 10:56am

Having more than 100 cellists play together can be a stirring spectacle. For Charis Chan-ching, a first-year medical student at Chinese University, it was even more thrilling because she was part...

4 Nov 2014 - 10:14am

When parents lament that their children are not yet reading and consider hiring tutors and pricey evaluations to find out what's wrong with their six-year-olds, I tell them to be patient and keep...

8 Nov 2014 - 11:51pm


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