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Childhood

Prepping for preschool

Our daughter Anabelle almost didn't get into pre-nursery this year.

Sunday, 2 October, 2011, 12:00am

Playing happy families

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.

1 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

A breast-case scenario

It's probably only fair that I make my position clear from the start: I support mothers' breastfeeding and always have. I respect the right of women to feed their babies as they see fit, but for me personally there has only ever been one option. And I will be the first to admit that this has been possible only because breastfeeding has always been something that has come naturally to me.

18 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

New mothers

For change artists

11 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

HK mums too busy to breastfeed, poll finds

Busy Hong Kong mothers are falling short of the World Health Organisation's recommendations on breastfeeding, despite awareness of the short-term benefits to their children.

This is shown by a survey which found that while 85 per cent of mothers breastfed, just 14 per cent did so for the WHO-recommended six to 12 months and a third stopped after one to three months.

10 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Subtle encouragement may be best way to help youngsters adjust to life at school

My daughter started Primary One a couple of weeks ago, and she has been coming home upset saying she has no friends and doesn't want to go to school. She is not eating her packed lunch. I am at my wits' end. What should I do?

4 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Woman of their dreams

The sleep deprivation that accompanies a newborn baby is quite astonishing. Nothing short of special forces training can prepare you for it. Once new parents emerge blinking into the light a month or two after the birth, their priority is to regain some sleep and sanity.

4 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Kindergarten tweaks plan for relocation

Facing the threat of a shutdown by its landlord and hurdles in its efforts to move, a Kowloon Tong kindergarten is taking another crack at getting official approval for a relocation to nearby Essex Crescent.

1 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Newborn gear

Hot seats

28 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Double degree adds up for HK maths prodigy

The wonderkid who at nine became the city's youngest undergraduate four years ago completed his bachelor's and master's programme this week at the age of 13.

13 Aug 2011 - 12:00am