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Childhood

Target's suppliers use under-age labour: watchdog

Three mainland suppliers of giant US retailer Target have been accused by a workers' rights group of violating child labour regulations.

Friday, 5 August, 2011, 12:00am

Breast practices

When Simmy Li, 31, returned to work from maternity leave at the end of April she was given a welcome-back gift of dreams.

2 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Growing pains for parents

Often the most challenging part of becoming a parent can be what other parents don't, or won't, tell you. Oliver Roberts, co-author of newly released e-book The Partner-Parent Principle, says parents talk at mind-numbing length about the gains a child has brought to their lives.

31 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Where has my little girl gone?

'They grow up too soon.' It's a phrase parents utter and hear often these days as they observe their young daughters or friends' daughters apply make-up and mimic the dress styles of their pop idols. This is often accompanied with light-hearted amusement and sometimes even with pride.

10 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

International Preschools

Multiple Locations

ALISON'S LETTERLAND INTERNATIONAL KINDERGARTEN

Causeway Bay: Marco Polo Mansions, Flat C, 2/F, 10 Cleveland Street, Causeway Bay Tin Hau: Parkview Centre, 1/F, 7 Lau Li Street, Tin Hau Sheung Wan: Wing Hing Commercial Building, 1/F, 139 Wing Lok Street, Sheung Wan Kowloon Centre: (coming soon)

27 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Senses working overtime

Nicolette Lee starts with a massage, goes swimming and then she's off to the gym - it's a pretty packed diary when you are only 11 months old. But her mother, Christabel Lee-Lau, reckons it is all worthwhile.

26 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

A new approach to parenting

There are probably many Hong Kong parents intrigued with the title of Bryan Caplan's book, Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids.

In a city of money-savvy people, soaring property prices, high school fees and high expectations, and where the cost of bringing up one child runs into millions, most would say it is common sense to have fewer, not more.

26 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Parental care worth more than money

Many parents work hard to earn extra money so their children can take part in more extra-curricular activities.

For example, many parents would like their children to learn a foreign language or a musical instrument.

However, because they are so busy, they do not have time to take care of their children.

20 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Taking care of children is no job for amateurs

With both parents working full time in many Hong Kong families, the question arises of who should take care of the children's upbringing and provide the guidance they need.

19 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Global nomads

Lu Ruyi is fluent in Mandarin, Shanghainese, English and Japanese. At the age of 27, she has lived in eight cities, three in the United States and the rest in Asia. A Fulbright scholar, she holds a master's degree in education from Harvard, and has published a book about her cross-continental life - in Japanese.

5 Jun 2011 - 12:00am