The negative impact of China’s one-child policy

Chinese parents have been facing dual trauma of financial and emotional devastation due to the country's one-child policy, revealed a new study on parental grief. Lihong Shi in CNA highlighted that a child's death is devastating to all parents. But for Chinese parents, losing an only child can add financial ruin to emotional devastation. From … Continue reading The negative impact of China’s one-child policy

Is it right for parents to yell at their kids?

  The use of spanking to discipline children has been in decline for 50 years. But yelling? Almost everybody still yells at their kids sometimes, even the parents who know it doesn’t work. Yelling may be the most widespread parental stupidity around today. Households with regular shouting incidents tend to have children with lower self-esteem … Continue reading Is it right for parents to yell at their kids?

Kindergarten director sacked for allowing ‘hardcore performance’ during a school event

  Parents attending a ceremony at a kindergarten in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen on Monday were horrified when a scantily clad pole dancer took to the stage and proceeded with a well-oiled number in plain view of their children. The performance, part of a ceremony observing the start of China's school year, was … Continue reading Kindergarten director sacked for allowing ‘hardcore performance’ during a school event

Honor these commandments that you may live

There are a total of ten commandments handed down to mankind through the biblical Moses, but it appears there are more unwritten enactments elsewhere for Christians and Muslims alike. A Muslim cleric Muhammad Baqir ('A) outlined three commandments as "incontestable" and mandatory. According to the Imam who writes on Sufi Comics, these explicit instructions have … Continue reading Honor these commandments that you may live

How sexual violence against children is misconstrued in China

Sex-related topics are often viewed with myopic goggles around China, and most educators who dare to discuss sex in public or among children always get it distorted for fear of either portraying themselves as perverts or attracting the wrath of unrepentant traditionalists who view sex education as a taboo. In light of the "socio-cultural backwardness" … Continue reading How sexual violence against children is misconstrued in China

Is Your Child Ready For Kindergarten? You’ll Think Twice After Reading This Note From A School.

Image: File Photo Many people will agree with me that what a child becomes in the future - with regards to education - has a lot to do with where he or she started. For starters in a pre-nursery/nursery setting, the quality of school, as determined by teachers' educational attainments, goes a long way in … Continue reading Is Your Child Ready For Kindergarten? You’ll Think Twice After Reading This Note From A School.

Woman Left A Suicide Note For Parents, Police Found But Lost It.

It's a double-loss for two parents in Chicago who were devastated to learn that a year after their daughter’s death, the city’s police force destroyed the last note she ever wrote them. Terry Porter’s daughter Nicole, 29, took her own life in February 2015, leaving behind two notes—one written to her parents, CBS Chicago reports. Police … Continue reading Woman Left A Suicide Note For Parents, Police Found But Lost It.

12 Students Expelled For Using Phones During Lecture On Campus.

Many parents in northern China aren't taking it lightly after students numbering 12 were expelled from the university for violating rules banning use of phones during classes, a newspaper reported. Recently, a total number of twelve teenagers received expulsion notices from the management of Cangzhou 1st Middle School in Hebei province. “We understand our kids … Continue reading 12 Students Expelled For Using Phones During Lecture On Campus.