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Is surrogate motherhood morally correct?

Elaine Yu Yee-nee, 15, Creative Secondary School

It is true that surrogate mothers provide an alternative for well-off couples who cannot have children themselves.

Tuesday, 7 February, 2012, 12:00am

Is surrogate motherhood morally correct?

Elaine Yu Yee-nee, 15, Creative Secondary School

It is true that surrogate mothers provide an alternative for well-off couples who cannot have children themselves.

Yet surrogacy has dark sides. First, only rich people can afford such costly procedures.

7 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Charting a road map for smoother co-parenting

The government is launching a public consultation to gather views on the implementation of a 'joint parental responsibility model' to replace existing custody and access arrangements under family law.

5 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Why French mothers are superior

Last year, it was Amy Chua and Chinese tiger mums who supposedly produced superior children. This year, it's the French. French Children Don't Throw Food by Pamela Druckerman is the latest parenting book to become a media sensation.

1 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Traditional parenting styles at odds with global thinking

The clash of Chinese and Western cultures in Hong Kong shows in differing parenting philosophies. Traditional Chinese practices express warmth, but are restrictive in what is acceptable. Children are expected to accept advice from their parents without much questioning.

8 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

New rules to curb baby milk adverts

Adverts for infant formula, baby food and feeding utensils will come under a new set of government guidelines next year to curb exaggerated and misleading claims.

Although the guidelines will not be legally binding on suppliers, all public hospitals will boycott the products of sellers who defy them, a source close to the working group drafting the guidelines said.

19 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Should fathers get paid paternity leave?

Elaine Yu Yee-nee, 15, Creative Secondary School

Spending time with your family, especially at a time when a new member has just arrived, is just so wonderful!

However, as breadwinners, fathers might not have the chance to experience that happiest period in life. They simply have to work.

6 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Pushchair accessories

Don't get cold feet

Lightweight and compact, the Maclaren Universal Packaway Footmuff is ideal for Hong Kong's climate and small homes. The footmuff fits the length of all single-seat Maclaren pushchairs and folds into a self-contained pouch for easy storage. Available in red, charcoal, black and navy. HK$549 at Maclaren, shop 2010, IFC Mall, Central, tel: 2295 1618.

27 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Caring for ailing parents stresses families to the limit

Dementia, stroke, osteoporosis and other ailments among Hong Kong's growing ranks of elderly people have put a severe strain on family caregivers and household finances.

May Cheung Yuet-kam, a housewife, knows how exhausting this can be. She looks after her mother, Ng Choi-yiu, who developed dementia 10 years ago.

20 Nov 2011 - 12:00am