When a child lacks parental guidance, is crippled by excess screen time and instead of holidays gets endless classes, the main skills he or she learns are avoidance and self-preservation. Illustration: Craig Stephens

Why Hong Kong’s coding classes and tutorials will not nurture the next Steve Jobs, but engaged parenting might

Robert Badal says contrary to the myth of the ‘digital native’, today’s children, like their predecessors, learn best from interactions with their parents

Topic |   Parenting: newborns to toddlers

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When a child lacks parental guidance, is crippled by excess screen time and instead of holidays gets endless classes, the main skills he or she learns are avoidance and self-preservation. Illustration: Craig Stephens
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