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Human Behavior

Findings on antisocial children raise red flag for parents

Are we in danger of raising a generation of narcissists and spoiled brats? A new study by City University social scientist Annis Fung Lai-chu has caused alarm.

Sunday, 28 April, 2013, 5:02am

Dealing With Kids And Tantrums

There are so many negative nicknames these days in Hong Kong - for both parents and children. There are tiger mums, but also helicopter parents, eagle fathers, and monster parents. 

28 Oct 2012 - 3:25pm

Class Action: Sport for children

My family enjoyed watching the Olympic Games. Both my children are sporty but their school doesn't seem to encourage competitive sport. How is this is going to help my children develop a competitive attitude or produce Olympic athletes of the future?

14 Oct 2012 - 11:16am

Falling in love IS exact science, says professor

It is often said love is not logical. Yet, the study of love, which attempts to objectively and scientifically analyse romance and teach it as an academic subject, has recently become a popular topic in Japan. The hot new field also aims to improve people's communication skills with the opposite sex.

7 Oct 2012 - 3:01am

Huge changes in mainland's sexual attitudes

Richard Burger suggests a sexual reawakening has long been under way on the mainland, with a rapidly altering sexual landscape filled with unmarried sexual partners, flourishing sex shops, mistresses and an increasingly wifeless generation of young men.

30 Sep 2012 - 3:48pm

Anti-smoking activists in row over China Tobacco Museum in Shanghai

Anti-smoking activists are angry at the controversial designation of Shanghai's China Tobacco Museum as a "patriotic education base".

27 Sep 2012 - 11:38am

Magical adventure with dose of humour creates a winning read

Stuart Horten (10 years old, but looks younger) has moved with his doctor mother and crossword compiler father to the small town of Beeton, where Great-Uncle Tony lived before he disappeared. Tony was a magician who perfected a set of mind-blowing illusions, and whose magic workshop was a place of wonder.

17 Sep 2012 - 9:03am

Geocaching is a treasure hunt which brings families together

Tim Teahan was deep in the Malaysian jungle with his young son, Ringo. They had been hiking for three hours, stepping over millipedes, pausing periodically to remove hungry leeches from their skin. Their only companions were the monkeys looking down from the trees. Finally, they found the treasure they were seeking hidden behind a waterfall: a jar containing a notebook.

10 Sep 2012 - 9:32am

Class action: good manners

This summer is the first time I have looked after groups of my daughter's friends. I have been disappointed to see how few children bother to say "please" or "thank you". How can I help my five-year-old daughter develop good manners?

1 Sep 2012 - 4:42pm

Rant: fifty shades of rage

I am embarrassed to admit it, but I have read the entire Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy, by E.L. James.

2 Sep 2012 - 1:37pm