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Chronic cough? Bronchitis? Or Asthma?

Chronic cough? Bronchitis? Or Asthma?

Chronic cough? Bronchitis? Or Asthma? Written by:Cheng Sui ManThe children can't stop coughing, often continuing for an entire month, especially severe in the middle of the night, waking up from coughing, leading to insomnia, and then falling asleep from extreme fatigue. This is torturous for both children and adults! What exactly causes this persistent coughing? Is it sensitivity or inflammation of the trachea? Upon consulting a doctor, it turns out this is also a form of asthma!Children are naturally more prone to having narrower airways due...
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Why are children always distracted while eating?

Why are children always distracted while eating?

Why are children always distracted while eating?  Written by: Heep Hong Society Educational Psychologist Team Many children aged 4 to 5 tend to look around and fidget during meals because they are not yet adept at using utensils. Additionally, their short attention spans, still-developing sense of time, curiosity about their surroundings, or even a desire to avoid eating may contribute to their lack of focus. Short Attention SpansChildren aged 4 to 5 generally need longer meal times than adults. This is partly because they are not yet familiar...
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How to deal with a bad temper?

How to deal with a bad temper?

How to deal with a bad temper?Firstly, we must understand that it is extremely important for children to be able to express the emotion of anger for their development of autonomy. During early childhood (around two to three years old), the developmental crisis is precisely 'development of autonomy' versus 'shame and doubt' (Autonomy vs. Shame & Doubt). What we should address is the behavior resulting from the child's emotions, not to prohibit or even negate the child's emotions.Additionally, anger is a common emotion, experienced by both...
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What should I do if a child is overly attached to objects?

What should I do if a child is overly attached to objects?

Whats should I do if a child is overly attached to objects? Written by: Heep Hong Society Educational Psychologist TeamA friend's five-year-old daughter has been exhibiting "object attachment" since she was two years old. No matter what she does, she must hold her old, worn-out teddy bear, almost never letting it out of her hands. The old teddy bear is her most important possession, and she must hold it tightly wherever she goes. If she finds it missing, she becomes irritable and cries incessantly. Recently, her mother...
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Hot-tempered parents

Hot-tempered parents

Hot-tempered parentsWritten by : Marriage and Family Therapist Rachel NgChildren easily become timid, reticent, and lack confidence when dealing with hot-tempered parents. However, some children may learn to solve problems in an aggressive manner, mimicking their parents. Obviously, both patterns are detrimental to a child's personality development! Can parents improve their hot-tempered nature?Personality tendencies and life stressIt's undeniable that a part of one's temperament is innate, which we cannot overlook. Just like children have different traits, some parents are naturally more sensitive, react quickly, and have...
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Parental education, willing to learn and dare to do

Parental education, willing to learn and dare to do

Parental education, willing to learn and dare to doWritten by: Dr. Chi-Yuen TIK, Chief Executive, The Hong Kong Institute of Family EducationIn the journey of parental education, I love to listen to parents share their experiences and reflections on disciplining their children. Exchanging and encouraging each other is the most comprehensive content of parenting education. There is no place in the world that requires parents to pass an exam before they can have children. Everyone is learning as they go, realizing things later on, and gradually...
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How to raise children with a sense of security?

How to raise children with a sense of security?

How to raise children with a sense of security?Written by: American Association for Play Therapy, Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor, Registered Social Worker Chan Tsz WaiAccording to Maslow's hierarchy of needs, a sense of security is the second basic human need, just after physiological needs. Children who lack a sense of security may exhibit many behavioral problems. Without sufficient support to confidently explore the world, and without enough confidence that someone can provide safe protection, they may send misleading signals through problematic behaviors to express their emotional needs....
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Playing and toys

Playing and toys

Playing and toysShirley Loo:Playing and toysChild, in my memory, you rarely asked me to buy toys during your childhood. I wonder if this has anything to do with that time when I took you away from home to "Fun World."Do you still remember standing in front of that plush toy? I made up many stories, saying that Ning Ning wanted to take them home, and they cried, saying "they didn't want to leave their own home." As a result, you believed it to be true and...
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My child eats fruits and vegetables every day but still struggles with bowel movements. What should I do?

My child eats fruits and vegetables every day but still struggles with bowel movements. What should I do?

Written by: Registered Public Health Nutritionist (UK) and Nutritionist, Ng Pui YuMany parents have encountered the issue of their children having difficulty with bowel movements. When this problem arises, parents usually increase the fiber content in their children's diet, but the effectiveness varies from person to person. What should be noted in this process?What is an appropriate amount of fiber?Many people know that eating foods high in fiber such as whole grains, nuts, beans, fruits (like prunes, figs, kiwis, bananas, apples, pears, etc.) and vegetables (like...
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A story that enlightens ‘monster parents’ in 5 minutes’

A story that enlightens ‘monster parents’ in 5 minutes’

Written by: Mr. Chiu Wing Tak, a senior education expert and honorary advisor to the Association of Careers Masters and Guidance Masters If you ask me, in the decades of teaching experience, what are the most unforgettable moments, I would unhesitatingly answer the stories that enlighten people. Why am I so attracted to enlightening moments? Because enlightenment is a form of "higher-level education," and as someone who deeply loves education, these moments are particularly memorable. Below is a story of how I enlightened a "monster parent."...
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Besides good grades and getting into a good school, what else do children need?

Besides good grades and getting into a good school, what else do children need?

Written by: Ms. Carmen Leung, Director of Curriculum Development, Steps EducationMany parents ask what holistic education is. From the perspective of the wisdom of the Chinese people that has been passed down for thousands of years, it is the cultivation of a child's "morality, intelligence, physical fitness, social skills, and aesthetics"; from the perspective of psychologists, it is the cultivation of a child's multiple intelligences; from the perspective of education, it is not only the pursuit of knowledge, but also the cultivation of a child's values,...
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Will the competition come to me? Don’t train your child to be an exam-taking machine.

Will the competition come to me? Don’t train your child to be an exam-taking machine.

Written by: Mr. Victor Ching, Registered Psychologist, Child Psychological Development AssociationI have been working in early childhood education for some time and has observed that many institutions and parents have distorted values, which ultimately harms the next generation. However, I also understand the pressure parents face, possibly due to excessive competition.My educational philosophy is to inspire children's interest in learning. The child has attended various interest classes and participated in public competitions voluntarily. I never forced learning but instead exposed the child to different things from...
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Can children be naughty?

Can children be naughty?

Can children be naughty?Written by: Fung Ji Hei, Game TherapistWhen Ji Fung, a first-grader, didn't return from the restroom after a while, the teacher sent the male class leader to check on him. After a while, the class leader came back panting, saying, "The entire restroom is soaked!" So, the teacher went to investigate personally. Upon arriving at the restroom, the teacher saw a flood, with water and bubbles everywhere, and Ji Fung was "washing his hands" in one of the sinks. The teacher asked, "What...
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For a cowardly child

For a cowardly child

For a cowardly childWritten by: Mr. Leung Wing Lok, the Octopus ParentEarlier during the summer vacation, I let my child participate in various extracurricular activities. My eldest son, Hei Gor, and his kindergarten classmates took part in an outdoor activity venue located in Tai Po called "Tree House," which has grasslands, farmlands, fish ponds, and more, allowing them to get close to nature. The highlight of the activity was climbing up to the 5-meter-high treehouse. Hei Gor, known for his timidity, would get weak in the...
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Parent-child creative art creation

Parent-child creative art creation

Parent-child creative art creationWritten by: Director of Pario Arts, Lee Sou Jing Everyone has creativity and artistic potential. If properly nurtured, it can enhance one's moral sentiments and make life more perfect. In the artistic atmosphere, diverse activities inspire individuals' creativity, aesthetic sense, and diverse abilities, promoting holistic development. 'Love' is the driving force of creation. In a free, democratic, safe, and harmonious environment and atmosphere, it is the expression of 'love,' emphasizing mutual tolerance, acceptance of different opinions, and respect for and acceptance of others. So,...
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Smart learning depends on exercise

Smart learning depends on exercise

Smart learning depends on exerciseWritten by: Ms. Fung Chi Hei, Game Therapist, Lok Sin Tong Leung Kau Kui Primary SchoolI previously participated in a professional exchange activity for teachers in Taiwan and was impressed by the emphasis on using exercise to cultivate children's growth in the Taiwanese education system. This experience provided new inspiration, which I hope to share with parents. One of the schools visited during the exchange can be described as the elementary school version of a sports academy. Upon entering the school, the...
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What Beverages Are Healthy?

What Beverages Are Healthy?

Written by: Nutritionist and Fitness Coach, Ms Hilda Yang Of course, children love to cool off with frozen beverages, but do you worry about the excessive hidden sugar in these drinks affecting their health? Pay attention to the nutrition labels on packaged beverages. When choosing pre-packaged drinks, be sure to check the nutrition label. Firstly, for paper-packaged drinks like fruit-flavored beverages and fruit teas, the calories mainly come from their sugar content. To meet the low-sugar standards, as an example, for every 100 milliliters of the beverage, less than...
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Apart from good grades and getting into a good school, what else does a child need?

Apart from good grades and getting into a good school, what else does a child need?

Apart from good grades and getting into a good school, what else does a child need? Written by: Ms  Carmen Leung (Teacher Car Car)Many parents often ask, "What is holistic education?" If we look at the profound wisdom of the Chinese people spanning thousands of years, it is about cultivating a child's "virtue, intelligence, physical fitness, social skills, and aesthetics." From the perspective of psychologists, it involves developing a child's multiple intelligences. From an educational standpoint, it goes beyond the pursuit of knowledge; we also need...
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Reject the Busyness: Build Parent-Child Relationships Every Day

Reject the Busyness: Build Parent-Child Relationships Every Day

Reject the Busyness: Build Parent-Child Relationships Every Day Parents should first handle their own emotions to help their children express their inner feelings.   Whether parents are working or full-time homemakers, they are busy every day with work, household chores, and taking care of their children. After school, children are also busy with homework, tutoring, and reviewing for exams. Leisure time is limited, and bedtime comes early. Dr. Wong Chung Hin, a specialist in psychiatry, points out, "Parents and students in Hong Kong are very busy, but we...
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Methods of Disciplining Children

Methods of Disciplining Children

Methods of Disciplining Children  Written by: Ms. Chan-Chen Shu-an, Early Childhood Education Specialist Parents often wonder if there is an effective method for disciplining children. Drawing from personal experience, the author has gathered practical discipline methods to share with parents, hoping to assist them in disciplining children with different personalities. Diversion Method Young children are easily influenced by external factors. When a child cries incessantly or insists on holding onto something, instead of engaging in a struggle, try using the diversion method. For example, if a child is crying non-stop,...
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