Parenting Styles

The mother of all get-togethers

Illustration: Pearl Law

I gave birth to my first baby in Hong Kong at the age of 25, which - given the average here - made me practically a teen mother.

Tuesday, 30 April, 2013, 10:53am

There's no substitute for hands-on parenting

There's no substitute for hands-on parenting

Vincy and Franco have three children, who are all doing well in school. But the couple have always found it difficult to discipline their children, and say the youngsters are increasingly out of control.

30 Apr 2013 - 10:41am

Pitfalls of over-rewarding children's achievements

Parents Pang Chi-keung and Flora Chan are careful how they reward their daughter Bowie and son Jimmi. Photo: Dickson Lee

Many parents give their children a small treat, or a gift, when they do well in school as encouragement. Some resort to giving cash or a coveted gadget as an incentive to work harder. 

24 Feb 2013 - 5:08pm

Playing happy families

The stark reality of how difficult parenting can be starts to kick in around a child's second or third birthday and continues for a lifetime. A child's quest for independence can present many challenges and taking a parenting skills course can help alleviate the pressure.

1 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

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. This is often accompanied with light-hearted amusement and sometimes even with pride.

10 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

A new approach to parenting

There are probably many Hong Kong parents intrigued with the title of Bryan Caplan's book, Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids.

In a city of money-savvy people, soaring property prices, high school fees and high expectations, and where the cost of bringing up one child runs into millions, most would say it is common sense to have fewer, not more.

26 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Report stresses parental support

SETTING out clear rules, encouraging children's independence and adopting open communication would promote children's self-esteem, psychosocial maturity and academic achievement, a recent report pointed out.

20 Oct 1994 - 12:00am

Pushing parents

HONG KONG parents have a reputation for piling pressure on their children to ensure that they leave school with top marks. But a new study shows that they need to look to their own attitudes if they want to achieve that goal.

25 Apr 1994 - 12:00am