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
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
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
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
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 are angry at the controversial designation of Shanghai's China Tobacco Museum as a "patriotic education base".27 Sep 2012 - 11:38am
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
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
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
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
Rating 5/10 Doctors may have seen it all before, but most people prefer a more private way to "cure" a less-than-spectacular sex life. Phone apps can provide a way to do your research without leaving telltale histories on your computer. Just be careful not to give the phone to your kids.28 Aug 2012 - 6:11pm
Sex and dating come in the same package for more than one-third of the city's troubled young people, a survey of at-risk youths has shown.
Some 28 per cent of the respondents to the Federation of Youth Groups' survey, who were aged 10 to 24, said they would consider having sex with a minor. Close to 20 per cent of respondents admit having done so.24 Aug 2012 - 3:02am
Are modern men and women born to run, or must our 21st-century bodies be carefully cross-trained to stay fit and healthy?
When it comes to care and training of today's distance runner, expert opinions are mixed.
Jay Dicharry, author of the new book Anatomy for Runners, believes that to be a better runner, running is not enough.21 Aug 2012 - 11:49am
Hong Kong's fine-dining and drinking lifestyle is an integral part of Claire Blackshaw's life, as the director of public relations for a five-star hotel. "It's a wonderful position to be in, but equally agonising for the waistline," she says.21 Aug 2012 - 10:36am