Results from the Hong Kong Children Happiness Index for the 2017/18 academic year, released just last week, showed a significant drop in the happiness of nine-year-olds in Hong Kong. Our children are introduced to the happiness deficit at an increasingly young age. Photo: Alamy
Alice Wu
Opinion

Opinion

Alice Wu

For the love of their children, parents must cure themselves of the compulsion to compete at all costs

Alice Wu says yet another survey result of unhappy Hong Kong children begs the question why parents who are dismayed by the news nevertheless continue to pile on the pressure for their kids to excel

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Results from the Hong Kong Children Happiness Index for the 2017/18 academic year, released just last week, showed a significant drop in the happiness of nine-year-olds in Hong Kong. Our children are introduced to the happiness deficit at an increasingly young age. Photo: Alamy
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