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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.'

Sunday, 17 June, 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

It's time to make your father's day

Next week it's time to honour the great man in your life - your father. You can team up with Young Post to make his day extra special by sending a personal message on next week's Sunday Young Post cover. The 10 best messages will win a Biotherm Homme gift set, worth HK$510.

10 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Time to rethink the work-home divide

I met two alien beings this week - two stay-at-home dads. OK, they are not exactly ETs, but they are about as rare in Hong Kong as visitors from outer space. We took part in an RTHK interview and a forum organised by the Women's Foundation.

20 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Shared role

In last month's policy address, Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen announced a pilot scheme to explore whether civil servants should be entitled to five days of paid paternity leave.

25 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Men about the house

It's midday, mid-week in Mid-Levels and a group of middle-aged men are enjoying a few beers together. This part of the day is down time for Rob Daniel, Donald Knapp, Edo Fuijkschot and Chris Lee because they aren't employed in traditional jobs.

19 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

The Game Plan (DVD)

Stuffed with lame jokes and saccharine dialogue, The Game Plan is a syrupy family drama about father-and-daughter relationship that not even the tender performance of its male lead can save.

12 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Vox Pop

It is common practice in Hong Kong for pregnant staff members to get 10 weeks of paid maternity. Employees can take six weeks of leave before giving birth and four weeks after, or they can take four weeks off before giving birth and six weeks after. It takes time to adjust to having a new child in the family, and it can be difficult for women to handle the various chores on their own.

6 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Alternadad: The True Story of One Family's Struggle to Raise a Cool Kid in America

Alternadad: The True Story of One Family's Struggle to Raise a Cool Kid in America

by Neil Pollack

Anchor, HK$120

27 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

The ideal gift: spend more time together

Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen yesterday urged the city's fathers to spend more time with their children.

Speaking to mark Father's Day tomorrow, the father of two said his father, the late Tsang Wan, had been strict with him and his four brothers and sisters. It was probably because of his job, Mr Tsang said - the senior Tsang was a policeman.

17 Jun 2006 - 12:00am