Siblings support you, share your tears

A recent study showed sisters can be good for mental health. It suggested that having siblings of the same sex can protect teens from some of the unhappiness they may experience, and this was especially true for girls.

Tuesday, 7 June, 2011, 12:00am

Lesson in cold, hard cash for aspiring Harrow pupils

Money is no object for parents aspiring to have their children attend the Harrow International School.

27 May 2011 - 12:00am

'They need a home and I'm in love with them'

A decade of foster care has added two members to the family of Kathryn Lee. The 43-year-old has cared for 15 children since she started fostering 11 years ago and adopted two children.

'They need a home and I'm in love with them,' said Lee of the girl and boy she adopted at the ages of two and six. She also has three children of her own.

21 May 2011 - 12:00am

Call to relax adoption laws with more children waiting

The government has been urged to relax the rules for child adoption in Hong Kong as the number of children waiting for help keeps growing.

21 May 2011 - 12:00am

Should family members receive a wage for the work they do at home?

Charmain Li, 17, Sha Tin College

13 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

More child-care services urged to help new mainland migrants

More support should be given to mothers, especially new mainland migrants, social welfare groups demanded on International Women's Day.

9 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Channel hop

Another Crime & Justice season comes to BBC Entertainment and to kick off the month of nail-biting detective dramas, Inspector George Gently (today, tomorrow and Tuesday, at 9pm) begins investigating his second series of cases in the English northeast of the 1960s.

6 Mar 2011 - 12:00am


Overcome hurdles to breastfeeding

I refer to the letter by Sarah Hung ('Hospitals deter breastfeeding', February 19).

The World Health Organisation and United Nations Children's Fund have long recognised the importance of hospital practice in breastfeeding.

2 Mar 2011 - 12:00am


Some associate degree holders perform ably

I am working in Hong Kong for six months with City University on behalf of Sheffield Hallam University in Britain.

I was interested to read the condemnation of associate degree holders by Michael Tien Puk-sun ('Second Grade', February 7).

19 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Subsidy lifts status of unwed couples, critics say

Fears that the legal standing of cohabiting partners could be strengthened have been stoked by a government plan that would allow 'two-person households' to apply for transport subsidies, regardless of marital status.

16 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Breastfeeding creates close bond that boosts baby's overall health

I agree with your editorial ('More must be done to promote breastfeeding', February 7). Not only is this important in order to reduce childhood illnesses but also to address the problem of 'dangerously overweight' people ('Tsunami of obesity', February 5), a problem from which Hong Kong has not been spared.

11 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Surrogacy helped Su Lang - now she helps others

For four years, Beijing-born Su Lang tried desperately to have a baby. But it was only after three miscarriages and much disappointment that her doctor gave her the devastating news that fibroids in her uterus would prevent her from ever carrying a baby to term.

30 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

How would you design a tablet computer for your grandparents?

Tacye Hong, 13, St Paul's Convent School

I would design one which allows user interface via voice input and output. Typing and reading are difficult for the elderly. The program will link up with weather forecasts/warnings, run applications to monitor their health, auto-connect the 'Elder Ring' hotline service and have a GPS for us to know their whereabouts.

20 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Surrogacy has long-term effects

Since Li Ka-kit told the public that he used a surrogate mother to give birth to three baby boys, there have been many disputes over this issue.

People use a surrogate mother when they cannot have their own baby, or when they are single but want to be a parent.

10 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

This is Not The Story You Think It is ...

This is Not The Story You Think It is ... by Laura Munson Berkley Publishing Group, HK$110

12 Dec 2010 - 12:00am