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Struggling to show restraint

Watching the world go by from the waterfront in Stanley last week, our eye was caught by a sign in the back window of a Mercedes Benz: 'Princess on Board'. Thanks for sharing, we thought, before pondering whether her little highness would be wearing a seatbelt.

Sunday, 24 June, 2012, 12:00am

Lots of fun for tiny tots

More than mere playthings, toys have come to reflect a family's lifestyle and values. We talk to the experts for the latest trends in everything from eco-friendly plush toys to educational aids, and get advice on choosing the best product for every stage of your baby's development.

18 May 2012 - 12:00am

No need for two tongues

Two Hong Kong academics have this to tell parents: don't teach your toddlers two languages at once - especially if you can't speak both.

Lily Chan, a psychologist at Chinese University, said children could start learning a second language even when they are eight. So local parents do not need to force young children to learn English along with their mother tongue.

22 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

A grumpy MTR Train Uncle loses control and creates another YouTube sensation

First there was Bus Uncle, now it's MTR Train Uncle. But at least Bus Uncle picked on someone his own size, which is not quite the case with our latest villain.

25 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Oh, baby, what a bird

A parrot whose cries of alarm saved a baby's life has received an award from the Red Cross.

Willie, a parrot in Denver, Colorado, US, repeatedly yelled 'Mama, baby' when the infant started to choke on her breakfast. This alerted the parrot's owner who was baby-sitting the toddler. She returned in time to save the little girl by performing the Heimlich manoeuvre.

3 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Launch party proves to be child's play

Budding socialites enjoyed a day out at the child-friendly launch party for the opening of French children's shop Kaloo at the Prince's Building last month.

The store, which sells clothes, furniture and accessories for infants and toddlers, threw open its doors for the party and attracted just as many children as it did adults.

11 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

An early start

Parents are becoming increasingly aware of how crucial the early stages of childrens' lives are in their development. This is the reason behind the rapid rise in the number of preschools in Hong Kong.

21 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Toddler gets blue lips after playing with McDonald's toy

A toddler who developed blue lips at his Sheung Shui home while playing with a McDonald's toy was diagnosed with a life-threatening blood disorder triggered by an agent in the toy.

1 Sep 2006 - 12:00am

Have son, will travel on voyage of rediscovery

Seeing the world anew through the eyes of your children is the thrill of parenthood

IT IS A CLICHE, but ask any parent about the birth of their first child and he or she will confirm it is a life-changing experience.

10 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

Training toddlers for interviews is absurd

Preparing for an important interview is a stressful activity for most people. When the candidates are children seeking a place at school, the pressure can be particularly intense.

The training of toddlers, some only 18 months old, to prepare them for interviews at kindergartens is, therefore, a matter of concern.

23 May 2004 - 12:00am