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Concerted effort to curb binge drinking among youth at Rugby Sevens

The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union no longer allows beer jugs and under-18s into the South Stand. The HKRFU has also made concerted efforts with partners such as KELY Support Group in the past few...

28 Mar 2015 - 8:41am
Don't sell short the power of the pen

In advocating literacy, we have mostly discussed the importance of reading aloud with children. But there's a second part we haven't addressed as deeply: writing. Writing is powerful. Consider...

24 Mar 2015 - 6:07am
Don't sell short the power of the pen

When parents and educators launched the "self-esteem" movement in the 1980s, lavishly praising children and handing out trophies to all, they expected everyone would try harder. But the opposite...

24 Mar 2015 - 6:01am
Don't sell short the power of the pen

Whenever he has some free time, Chenwie Benatsus reaches for his books and engages in his favourite pastime - studying online.

23 Mar 2015 - 11:27pm
Don't sell short the power of the pen

Putonghua and English are pushing many minority languages to the brink of extinction. In December, Beijing instructed Han officials working in minority regions to learn local languages.

23 Mar 2015 - 8:54pm
Afraid of your teenager? Some tips for winning the battle of wills

Joanne Fedler knows just how unpleasant teenagers can be. She's mother to two, Jesse and Aidan, and, as with her previous parenting books, their lives are grist for her writing mill as she gives...

17 Mar 2015 - 6:16am

My son's primary teacher has been doing some mindfulness activities with his class. Is this regular practice in schools? What are the benefits?

17 Mar 2015 - 6:05am

Opinion

Today's Poll

  • Yes: 62%
  • No: 38%
26 Mar 2015
  • Yes
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Total number of votes recorded: 546

It's been several months since the last Occupy protesters' barricades were cleared from across the city. Yet two dozen tents cluttered with books and mattresses remain pitched on Tim Mei Avenue,...

16 Mar 2015 - 10:03am

Just as casinos have proliferated across Macau in the past 15 years, so too have colleges. When the city returned to Chinese sovereignty in 1999, it was home to two universities and two tertiary...

13 Mar 2015 - 9:41pm

Not every child can express verbally what is in his or her heart, but parents can learn a lot through playing or reading a book with their child. While parents can do this at home, Cheryl Shanahan...

10 Mar 2015 - 6:08am

My love of reading and all that I've gained from it define me as much as my relationship and life experiences. I am confident that my children will also be shaped by the books in their lives and...

10 Mar 2015 - 6:06am

It has come to my attention that I'll soon mortify my children.

Chaperoning field trips, lingering at birthday parties to chat, singing all the words to Uptown Funk, these are things I do...

10 Mar 2015 - 6:00am

Dressed in a blue school uniform and sporting a backpack, Monica blends in easily with the throngs of teenage pupils going to school - except for the baby she carries in a sling.

9 Mar 2015 - 6:52am

Education is a human right, no doubt about that.

9 Mar 2015 - 6:45am

Mui Thomas is a pretty special referee - the world's first rugby umpire living with Harlequin ichthyosis, a rare congenital skin disorder.

7 Mar 2015 - 9:46am

The menu: a green salad, steak with potatoes, peas and bread, and for dessert, cake. The setting: six large tables with colourful tablecloths and cutlery set out. The guests: students of the...

3 Mar 2015 - 6:45pm

Divorce is not a one-off event and there is no quick or pain-free way to do it. An experienced marriage counsellor could help you see whether the relationship can go forward and, if not, help with...

3 Mar 2015 - 6:01am

Nobel Peace laureate and education activist Malala Yousafzai was barely of school age in 2001. when Kamal Ahmad came up with the idea of establishing a tertiary institution for women in Asia....

2 Mar 2015 - 6:21am

Reading is a young activity in evolutionary terms. Humans have been speaking in some form for hundreds of thousands of years; we are born with the ability to acquire speech etched into our...

2 Mar 2015 - 6:05am

As a poor village boy in western Kenya, Erick Komolo walked 10 kilometres a day to and from primary school.

24 Feb 2015 - 5:47pm

When Diane Knippen's third child was on the way, she and her husband had a conversation about shared values. "We decided on pretty broad items," Knippen recalls. "Be a good citizen of the world,...

12 Mar 2015 - 9:23pm

"I don't have any [imagination]," I used to tell my mother. But the truth is, my childhood was replete with unstructured time and full of imaginative play. However, for this generation of students...

24 Feb 2015 - 10:15am

Ancient Chinese folklore characterises the goat as shy, but amicable and sympathetic, and with strong inner resilience.

24 Feb 2015 - 6:00am

Being raised bilingual is good for you. It can boost your language attainment, enhance overall academic performance and perhaps even protect you against Alzheimer's disease in later life.

23 Feb 2015 - 6:22am

Inclusive education is only one piece of the social inclusion puzzle. The government should have a wholesome and long-term view of how to integrate special educational needs students into society...

23 Feb 2015 - 6:15am

A new study by Yale University in the US may have found a link between energy drinks and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in middle school children.

23 Feb 2015 - 6:12am

Over the Lunar New Year, most Hongkongers get togetherfor family banquets, tally up the number of red packets they've received, or simply take the opportunity to enjoy a well-earned break. But...

17 Feb 2015 - 6:11am
 

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