Parenting & Child Development

Parents keep baby's sex a secret, seek to raise 'genderless' child

“So it’s a boy, right?” a neighbour calls out as Kathy Witterick walks by, her four month old baby, Storm, strapped to her chest in a carrier. Each week the woman asks the same question about the baby with the squishy cheeks and feathery blond hai...

Chinese Mothers…in Hong Kong

Jason Chow The Wall Street Journal 17.01.2011
Chinese Mothers…in Hong Kong

An essay titled “Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior” — written by Chinese-American Amy Chua and published last Saturday in The Wall Street Journal — stoked strong emotions and struck a special nerve here in Hong Kong. The story even drew a response ...


Amy Chua with her daughters, Louisa and Sophia, at their home in New Haven, Conn.

Amy Chua is a professor at Yale Law School, an author and, as of last week, one of the most talked-about mothers in the world. On Jan. 8, the Wall Street Journal published an essay she wrote headlined "Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior," in which s...

Raising Children in Hong Kong

Living In Hong Kong 09.10.2008
Raising Children in Hong Kong

I am not surprised to see the results of the survey conducted by HSBC on raising children in Hong Kong. The city is ranked 11th out of 14 cities in terms of suitability for raising children and the survey involved 2,155 respondents/expats coming f...


Are you an overprotective parent?

Deepa Gahlot HT 26.05.2008
Are you an overprotective parent?

In case we thought it was a typically Indian trait, a report from the UK says that urban parents are "wrapping up their kids in cotton wool." This means that kids are being overprotected and turned into wimps. A study by the Children's Society, fo...

Excited family leaves toddler at airport

A Filipino family immigrating to Canada was so excited at a flight stopover in Vancouver, they left behind an 18-month-old toddler.


Madonna holds her adopted son, David Banda, at an orphan care centre run by Raising Malawi, a grassroots initiative by Madonna, in Mphendula Village, about 25 miles from the capital Lilongwe April 19, 2007.  REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

LIPUNGA, Malawi (Reuters) - The father of a Malawian child that Madonna wants to adopt said on Monday he supported her case but wanted the U.S. popstar to bring his boy home for visits.