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New standards on filial piety cause unhappiness

The 24-point outline for filial duties will begin this year as a public education exercise. Photo: AFP

Since ancient times, the virtue of filial piety, or treating one's parents and ancestors with the utmost respect, has been considered an integral part of Chinese society, and one in which people take great pride.

Monday, 20 August, 2012, 5:04am

Baby milk legislation to be speeded up

The government will speed up legislation to close loopholes that exempt baby food from nutrition-labelling rules in the wake of tests that showed two brands of Japanese baby formula lacked a nutrient vital to brain development.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:15pm

Paternity leave can improve employee loyalty while helping to increase birth rate

There have been calls for statutory paternity leave to be introduced in Hong Kong.

This is partly because the birth rate in the city is falling and there are demands to provide more incentives for couples to start a family. One incentive would be statutory leave for new fathers. I would support the enacting of such legislation.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:54pm


Racial prejudice must be overcome

Mother to Son, a poem by Langston Hughes, is a symbol of the struggle by blacks in America.

27 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

How to keep parenting, after divorce

Kathleen and Rick recently separated after 14 years of marriage. Both had initially thought it would be better to stay together for the sake of their children, Alan, seven, and Rebecca, 13. But their constant arguments have had a detrimental effect on the youngsters. Rebecca seems emotionally and physically drained. She's not sleeping well and doesn't eat much.

24 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Growing pains for dads

Apprentice chef Ah Wun had high hopes for the future. One day, he told himself, he would save enough money to open his own restaurant. But his girlfriend's pregnancy three years ago has thrown a spanner in the works. 'I never wanted to get married,' he says. 'I thought that if I just had to fend for myself, I would be able save a lot of money.'

17 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

How to be a heavyweight champ

When I told my husband I wanted to write about fatherhood, and, more specifically, the parenting styles of fathers, he issued a challenge: 'I'll bet you can't write about fathers without some anecdote about our kids and me.'

With that said, I threw down the gauntlet and accepted the challenge to refrain from personal experience.

17 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Dad days

As if Amy Chua's Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother and subsequent articles weren't enough, last month Time magazine triggered a worldwide debate with its controversial cover of a mother breastfeeding her four-year-old son and the bold title, 'Are you mom enough?' When I saw this, I was disappointed with Time, not because I'm against breastfeeding - I'm not - but because I'm so tired of the 'mommy

13 Jun 2012 - 12:00am