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  • Aug 30, 2014
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Learning Curve: Father's passion for diving brings sons closer

For students, summer holidays are synonymous with play. This is essential to children’s development, contributing to their cognitive, physical, social and emotional well-being.

Monday, 8 July, 2013, 9:30am

Dad's long hours working all worth it for the family

Children across the city braved the wet weather yesterday to spend some quality time with their dads on Father's Day. With an area of low pressure bringing occasional showers and clouds - and a thunderstorm warning hoisted for a few hours - it was a good day for staying indoors.

17 Jun 2013 - 5:39am

Attacks against children are symptoms of an unhealthy society

In Hong Kong, family violence and suicides are so common that their occurrence is often taken for granted. Occasionally, sensational cases, such as murder-suicides involving parents and children, manage to draw public attention to an array of social ills contributing to the tragedies. But the underlying issues are soon buried as new headlines emerge. The growing insensitivity among the public does not help to improve the situation.

3 Jun 2013 - 2:32am

Concept of family so important

The Court of Final Appeal case of W v Registrar of Marriages made headlines in Hong Kong and around the world ("Transsexual granted right to wed", May 14).

While clarifying the situation for transsexuals may be positive, I am concerned that the court has gone too far in potentially changing the definition of marriage and weakening the concept of family.

20 May 2013 - 1:51am 2 comments

Pampering and protests on Mother's Day

"The most important thing on Mother's Day is to be good and listen to your mum. Every day should be Mother's Day," said 16-year-old Amy Wong Tsz-ching, who woke up extra early yesterday morning to visit a Chinese restaurant for yum cha with her mother and grandma.

13 May 2013 - 8:27am

Love it or hate it, mums enjoy attention on Mother's Day

Today is Mother's Day - an occasion some families treat as a chance to show mum some thanks for all her hard work, but which others dismiss as just another commercial exploitation of human nature.

12 May 2013 - 7:55am 2 comments

Hong Kong's brat pack needs good parenting

My worst nightmare as a parent is that my children are spoiled and self-centred. To me, being kind and considerate trumps being successful. If, in 15 years, my children turn out to be mean and egotistical, it won't matter how well they do academically; I'll still have failed as a parent.

1 May 2013 - 2:37am

Beijing or Hong Kong - where is best to divorce?

It is now very common to see families in which mum lives with the children on the mainland while dad works most of the time in Hong Kong, or the other way round. Spouses will often have permanent Hong Kong ID cards and their children may have been born here. Such couples will often have property and investments on the mainland, Hong Kong and elsewhere.

16 Apr 2013 - 11:50am

Road test: Kindyroo

As the typhoon season approaches, it's important to find indoor activities for energetic toddlers. SPRING seeks to provide stimulating activities for youngsters and provide caregivers with the necessary know-how to help their development.

16 Apr 2013 - 11:50am

Vertically inclined

Cason Crane has been putting off starting his studies at Princeton University for two years, but it's not as if he's spent that time wondering what he wants to do with his life.

16 Apr 2013 - 11:50am