Parents pay tribute to children killed in Connecticut school massacre

The gunman targeted Sandy Hook Elementary School. Photo: Reuters

It is not the way Emilie Parker died that will matter, it is the way she lived. She was only 61/2, but her father said she was an extraordinary force in the lives of loved ones.

Monday, 17 December, 2012, 6:16am

Corruption in schools must be stopped

Corruption in education has been pervasive in China. Photo: Xinhua

Across the border, corruption in education has become so pervasive that, according to recent reports, parents are forced to pay thousands of dollars, and sometimes hundreds of thousands, in "voluntary donations" or outright bribes to get a child into a school. Teachers run for-profit cram schools on the side and ask their own students to enrol.

28 Nov 2012 - 5:41am 10 comments

Should fathers get paid paternity leave?

Elaine Yu Yee-nee, 15, Creative Secondary School

Spending time with your family, especially at a time when a new member has just arrived, is just so wonderful!

However, as breadwinners, fathers might not have the chance to experience that happiest period in life. They simply have to work.

6 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Dadzilla and Monster Mum

A two-year-old sits at the wheel of a BMW as his mum proudly films him driving along the streets of Hong Kong on his father's knee. Another dad threatens to jump from a Wan Chai footbridge after his son's application to an elite English-language school is rejected.

6 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Paternity leave would be beneficial

I am writing in response to the letter 'Give firms paternity leave subsidy' (South China Morning Post, October 24).

1 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Would paternity leave help pave way for parental equality in Hong Kong?

Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen announced on October 12 that the government would consider a seven-day paid paternity leave for civil servants. Further study will determine whether it is appropriate and feasible to make it a statutory requirement for all employers.

Most of my colleagues and friends, regardless of gender, welcome the idea.

30 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Children stand up and fight for their rights with support of Kids' Dream

To promote children's welfare, a series of activities have been held by Kids' Dream.

Earlier this month, exhibition stalls and game booths were set up at a shopping mall in Lok Fu to raise public awareness of children's rights.

Set up last year, Kids' Dream mobilises young people in the community to lobby the government to involve children in policy-making.

18 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Parent flap

PARENTING, IT SEEMS, has never been more difficult. In contrast to the Shamshuipo couple arrested last week for leaving their toddlers alone at home, many parents fret they're not coping or doing right by their children. And increasing numbers are turning to parenting workshops and seminars for guidance.

18 Jul 2006 - 12:00am