Hazel Parry | South China Morning Post
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Hazel Parry

Where has my little girl gone?

'They grow up too soon.' It's a phrase parents utter and hear often these days as they observe their young daughters or friends' daughters apply make-up and mimic the dress styles of their pop idols.

Sunday, 10 July, 2011, 12:00am

Road Test: Paintball Headquarters

Put a gang of overactive kids in a dimly lit room, give them a paintball and permission to throw it around at random and you can guarantee they'll love it.

19 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Is ignorance bliss, or must I tell all?

My daughter is 11 years old this year, exactly the age group the new HPV vaccines are aimed at.

If she was living in Australia she would receive the vaccines as part of the national HPV vaccination programme - probably at school lining up to receive it, giggling and chatting with her friends.

24 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Secrets and lies

Elvis Presley was right: one of the things guaranteed to drive a couple apart is a suspicious mind. Once implanted, those little seeds of doubt can niggle and grow, causing distress, unhappiness and eroding trust.

21 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

To catch a cheat: a check-up check list

Are you suspicious of your spouse? You might want to take a look at their credit card statement.

Psychiatrist Raj Persaud says it may provide all the evidence you need. Look for restaurant bills that seem too expensive for one diner or venues that are too glamorous.

There may also be purchases of gifts and flowers that you never received.

21 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

First Person

Designers in Hong Kong are not getting the support they deserve to help them become successful businesses, says fashion designer Vivienne Tam who was recently named as the Veuve Clicquot Business Woman of the Year.

5 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Demon at your desk

JOHN CLARKE remembers the day he discovered there were psychopaths loose in workplaces. 'I was giving a lecture on criminal psychology at Sydney University and gave a psychopath checklist,' he says. 'At the end, a woman came up and said: 'You've just described my boss'.'

3 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Telly aches

There was a time when I would have said it was impossible. There was no way my children could survive without television. It was the centre of their home life and no matter how many times I tried to reason, bribe, persuade and regulate, they would not give it up. They were devoted, besotted.

2 Sep 2006 - 12:00am

Bark of the green-eyed monster

Ask any dog owner and they'll tell you: dogs are loyal creatures capable of a range of emotions from simple anger and fear to jealousy and pride.

Ask scientists and they'd probably say yes to fear, anxiety and surprise. But jealousy and pride? No way.

26 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

How to untangle yourself from the Web

The best way to avoid becoming a text addict and e-mail addict is to restrict your intake on both counts, says Jane Alexander, author of The Overload Solution. Choose specific times of day for checking your e-mails and responding to them.

Don't forward chain e-mails, says Alexander, and be suspicious of those saying 'send this to everyone you know' as it's probably a hoax.

5 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

The Experts' Guide to 100 Things Everyone Should Know How to Do

The Experts' Guide to 100 Things Everyone Should Know How to Do

By Samantha Ettus (Ebury Publishing $160 hardback)

5 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Office offers self-discovery

Take a look at your desk. Is it covered in distinct piles of paper work, or is it clear and tidy? If it's the former then you are a piler. The latter then you're a filer, according to Sharon Mann, an organisational expert. Or perhaps a tosser (no insult intended).

24 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

In a class of their own

The modern nanny has her origins in Victorian England when the wealthy classes had a hierarchy of servants, ranging from the downstairs cook and scullery maid to the upstairs parlour maid, valet and butler.

It was a society in which the children of the upper and middle classes were seen - when scrubbed and dressed - and not heard.

27 May 2006 - 12:00am

The 100 Simple Secrets of Great Relationships

The 100 Simple Secrets of Great Relationships

By David Niven (Capstone, $96)

The title of this book is a little daunting for anyone wondering how to spice up their love life or improve their relationships. I mean, 100 secrets? Isn't that a few too many to digest and use?

27 May 2006 - 12:00am

My mother's day

The last thing my mother did for me was in the spring of 1999 when she was dying.

13 May 2006 - 12:00am