Lau Yuk-King

Insight: take time out to smell the roses

Hong Kong's Lee Wai-sze (left) in the first round of the women's keirin event in London.Photo: Felix Wong

I am on holiday from mid-July to late August - a happy result of accumulated leave I would forfeit unless I take it now.

Sunday, 19 August, 2012, 6:30pm

The right way to look at it

Last month, I was invited to give a talk on 'How to facilitate the academic development of children with dyslexia' to parents and teachers of dyslexic children.

As I prepared, I discussed with my husband how we had tried to help our son with the challenges of dyslexia. Since he started primary education, my husband and I have shared supervising his homework and revision.

15 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

What they really want

A public consultation on the implementation of a 'joint parental responsibility model' looking at how both parents could be involved after a divorce was completed at the end of April.

3 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Close encounters with Confucian values

A holiday is an opportunity to take a break from the daily routine and nurture family relationships. At Easter, I went to Thailand with my husband, to give our children a break from our supervision, as well as to enjoy each other's company. To save time and energy, we joined a tour group of 19 people.

6 May 2012 - 12:00am

You don't need a long-haul flight to get something out of a family trip

Every summer, the question on everyone's lips is either 'where are you going for your holiday?' or 'where have you been?'

This year, my family and I spent our summer holiday in Macau. But instead of doing the rounds of the casinos, we went to museums on our three-day trip.

2 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Raising a dyslexic child: from guilt and confusion to progress

I would like to tell you about my experience as the mother of a child with dyslexia. According to the Health Department, children with dyslexia have difficulty with word recognition, reading and dictation. Without proper assistance, this may result in a severe disability in acquiring reading skills.

7 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Community support crucial for youngsters with mentally ill parents

According to the Hospital Authority, evidence worldwide indicates that between one million and 1.7 million people have a mental disorder and between 70,000 and 200,000 people suffer severe mental illness. The figures indicate that quite a large number of families have to deal with members suffering from these problems. In Hong Kong, mental health has grown into a serious social issue.

10 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Parents have little time for family: survey

ALMOST 40 per cent of working parents are too busy to spend time with their family, a survey has revealed.

The survey, conducted by The Boys' and Girls' Clubs Association (BGCA) of Hong Kong, focused on parents' work environment and its influence on their family, including children.

15 May 2007 - 12:00am

Blame game over school dropouts

Parents and teachers point finger at each other over students who quit the education system

Parents and teachers blame each other for school dropouts, a new survey has found.

16 Jan 2007 - 12:00am