Elaine Yau | South China Morning Post
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Elaine Yau

Tips on toughening up your child

Photo: AP

Family therapist Iris Chau Yuen-fan and psychologist Stephen Mann Ka-fai offer a few tips for raising children who will be able to stand up to the hard knocks of life.


Sunday, 14 October, 2012, 11:08am

Green house clashes

Former fashion merchandiser Lam Lai-shan runs a green household, a very green one. She is such a passionate advocate of eco-living that the regimen causes some friction at home. Her teenage son, Cheng Log G, is annoyed, for instance, by her insistence that they retain bath water for flushing toilets.

22 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Learning at home

A joint survey of students between the ages of 12 and 16 conducted by Chinese University's social work department and Yang Memorial Methodist Social Service in 2009 showed how averse parents were to talking to their children about sex.

19 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Daze of their lives

Yan Ming-kit knew she had to seek outside help when her mother suffered a fourth stroke eight years ago. Tam Kam-chue had been a livewire when she was younger, but at the age of 79, arthritis, high blood pressure and diabetes were taking a toll on her health. The confusing changes she was experiencing as dementia set in also left Tam feeling suicidal, so the family decided to act.

20 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

The burden of going it alone

Retired tailor Leung Bun is remarkably upbeat considering the weight on his shoulders. At 79, he suffers from back pains and high-blood pressure. Yet he has been the primary caregiver for his mother-in-law, who is 99, and his wife, Ho Sing-wah, who has dementia.

20 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Case studies for youngsters

While a visit to Germany over the summer seems like a fun excursion, it proved to be a serious eye-opener for Alex Choi Shing-yan and his schoolmates from St Paul's College. Last August, his school organised a nine-day trip, with a major focus on history, through Charming Holidays.

24 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

MTR ticket seller admits theft

A former MTR Corporation ticket seller admitted stealing nearly HK$54,000 by selling children's tickets to adults and pocketing the difference. Lam Kit-ching, 46, worked for the MTR for 20 years. She was convicted of theft yesterday at Kowloon City Court.

22 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Manager photographed staff undressing

A coffee shop manager admitted using his mobile phone to capture images of five female subordinates undressing in the locker room. Sy Yik-man, 26, pleaded guilty in the District Court yesterday to six counts of obtaining access to a computer with dishonest intent. The court heard he stored the images on the shop's computer. Sy was remanded and the case adjourned to April 19.

5 Apr 2011 - 12:00am