Proof is in the paperSunday, 28 October, 2012, 3:17pm
Slim and glamorous, Dee Allan does not look much like a rugby player. But she's the driving force behind a rugby-inspired programme for preschool children. "We're rugby mad in my family - we've always been big fans of the sport. My husband, Tristan, plays for Kowloon Rugby Football Club. I often go and watch him, and we make a nice weekend of it. Plus, we like the social side," she says.14 Oct 2012 - 11:14am
Meet me at Mike's was the name of a well-known but now defunct craft store in Melbourne, but its spirit lives on in this book.23 Sep 2012 - 10:26am
The Pop range of products by French brand Kaloo adds a splash of colour to a child's room. Hard-wearing but soft, the rug is a riotous addition to a bedroom. The design of interlinking circles in all the shades of the rainbow is likely to appeal to most children. HK$1,650 at Kaloo, Shop 304, 3/F Prince's Building, Central, tel: 2522 777022 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
My son is in Primary Five and doesn't seem to take any interest in world affairs. I try to encourage him to read the newspaper and watch the news on television with me, but he'd rather play video games or watch television. Any ideas?1 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
We are often unable to be close to our families. Dad might go on week-long business trips, or grandparents may live on the other side of the world, and we worry how our kids will relate to them in their daily lives. One way I've tried to compensate is a picture book for my godson in Singapore to look through during his playtime.1 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
We are going to Britain for most of the summer, staying with our extended family. Last summer holiday, my son didn't do much schoolwork, and I think his academic skills slipped. He struggles a bit at school. How can I make sure this doesn't happen again?24 Jun 2012 - 12:00am
My little boy is now well and truly Oscar Mike. That's army speak for on-the-move. We got the phrase from the HBO series Generation Kill.
When Tom goes crawling manically around our flat causing mayhem, my husband will often call out: 'He's Oscar Mike!' The follow-up is: 'Eyes on the target?' which is another military term. I jump to attention like a squaddie.24 Jun 2012 - 12:00am
Raise the standard24 Jun 2012 - 12:00am
I grew up in a home full of cameras, light meters, and paraphernalia: my father was a photography enthusiast. Stepping into the RAW (Random Art Workshop) studio with my own son, my joy for photography was re-awakened. I realised I had forgotten so much and taught my son so little about the art.24 Jun 2012 - 12:00am
As the parents of three children, we began by taking great pains in caring for Phoebe, our first born. Then we slackened a bit with her younger brother, Phoebus. When Fabian, the youngest, arrived, we had run out of energy and pretty much let him have his own way from early on.
The two elder siblings were envious and protested that we were far less strict with Fabian.17 Jun 2012 - 12:00am
I've taken our baby, Tom, to a new playgroup. To say he loves it is an understatement. He's never been so vocal in all of his short life.
'What a responsive baby,' one woman says, which clearly translates to 'noisy little thing'.27 May 2012 - 12:00am
Unsure what to expect from a Brazilian jiu-jitsu class, I came away from a visit to Epic MMA (mixed martial arts) Club with my seven-year-old son surprised and enthused. The vast 15,000 sq ft club, expertly equipped, made a good first impression. But as I scanned the boxing ring and cage fighting area, I questioned if this really was a place for children.27 May 2012 - 12:00am
Hong Kong is famous for its fast pace of life. Before we know it, days, weeks, months and even years have hurtled by in a blur, leaving us musing: 'Wow, is it really May 2012 already? Where did all the time go?'27 May 2012 - 12:00am
Since Tom's birth 10 months ago, we have been through an array of baby carriers. The search for the right one has consumed considerable time and energy. If you are mulling over this same problem, let me save you some drama and expense.13 May 2012 - 12:00am