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  • Nov 1, 2014
  • Updated: 4:14am

Cathy Tsang-Feign

When a marriage fails, don't expect children to divorce their parents

'It's bad enough that my ex-wife destroyed my life. Now she's trying to damage my daughter,' Henry says. 'If I need to fight her in court again to protect Amelia, nothing will stop me.'

Sunday, 16 October, 2011, 12:00am

When a marriage fails, don't expect children to divorce their parents

'It's bad enough that my ex-wife destroyed my life. Now she's trying to damage my daughter,' Henry says. 'If I need to fight her in court again to protect Amelia, nothing will stop me.'

16 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Parents' grief over the loss of a baby can also affect other siblings

'I'm going crazy. We just lost our six-month-old baby to cot death. My wife is devastated and can't get out of bed. My five-year-old son's school is complaining about him constantly stirring up trouble.'

Although Tim is a busy executive, he took leave from work to look after his wife and son after the terrible event of losing their second child three weeks ago.

11 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Parents and young children both need to learn the rules of behaviour

'I offered an ice cream to Lily, my three-year-old daughter, as an incentive for good behaviour. I was hoping we could finish shopping in peace. But even after the ice cream, Lily threw a tantrum and insisted on going home,' Amy says with exasperation. 'I told her it was not nice of her and that she had to learn to be less selfish. All she did was stare at me blankly.

14 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Learning to deny a deeply ingrained need to say yes

Ann, a charming 28-year-old architect, prides herself on being friendly and accommodating, and has many friends. 'I always enjoy helping friends,' she says. 'Helping others makes me feel better about myself.'

17 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

When a mother's personal issues are projected onto her child

'I feel like a failure as a mother,' Janice cries. 'My son, Jonathan, is so unsure of himself. He worries about everything!'

Janice is a devoted mother who quit her career to raise her son, now nine years old. She drives him to school, helps out in his classroom, takes him to clarinet practice and helps with his homework every evening.

5 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

A fiend in need

When it comes to female friendships, finding a good balance is vital, psychologists say. But what about the female friendship that suddenly turns sour?

Call it unhealthy female competition, moments of envy, or just spending too much time with one person, the female relationship can become complicated. And when it does, it can also turn destructive.

28 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

A battle of wills

A FOUR-YEAR-OLD child screams and whines for 40 minutes because he wanted his egg fried not boiled. A three-year-old refuses to brush her teeth, have a bath, or go to bed when asked, coaxed or screamed at.

An eight-year-old makes pertinent but persistent excuses for not tidying up her room, and no amount of cajoling will change her mind.

13 Jun 1995 - 12:00am

Adjusting to stage fright of expatriate lifestyle

MELANIE, a business executive from London, arrived in Hong Kong three months ago to head her company's office. She came with enthusiasm and likes her work, but she has been agitated since she arrived.

12 Sep 1993 - 12:00am

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