Tag Archives: Parenting

Playing favourites a life-long game

Toddlers throwing tantrums and adolescent sibling rivalry are the norm when children clamour for their mother’s attention. But when kids hit their 20s and beyond, wondering if they are mum’s favourite still has repercussions that could lead to a visit … Continue reading

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Bobo Young Journalist 2010

To take advantage of long holiday this year, Bobo hold an event for children who have interest in writing and being journalists. Succesfully held similar event last year, this year’s Bobo Young Journalist opens registration for limited participation, which is … Continue reading

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Parenting style may affect teen drinking

Trying to prevent your teen from binge drinking? A new study suggests you might want to consider your parenting style. Continue reading

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What Parents and Teachers should Know about Suicide in Adolescents (Part 2)

By Dr. Shahul Ameen, M.D. (Article continued from Part I) What can be done to help someone who may be suicidal?: 1. Take it seriously. Myth: “The people who talk about it don’t do it.” Studies have found that more … Continue reading

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Violent offences by girls under 18 up 48 per cent in five years

The number of girls under 18 committing violent offences has increased by almost half in the past five years, according to new figures. Continue reading

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McDonald’s warned: Drop the toys or get sued

A nutrition watchdog group is threatening to sue McDonald’s if the fast-food giant won’t stop using toys to to lure children to its Happy Meals . Continue reading

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What Parents and Teachers should Know about Suicide in Adolescents (Part 1)

Suicide is one of the commonest causes of death among young people. The latest mean worldwide annual rates of suicide per 100,000 are 0.5 for females and 0.9 for males among 5-14-year-olds, and 12.0 for females and 14.2 for males among 15-24-year-olds. Suicide is the sixth leading cause of death among children aged 5-14 years, and the third leading cause of death among all those 15-24 years old. In most countries, males outnumber females in youth suicide statistics. There are far more suicidal attempts and gestures than actual completed suicides. One epidemiological study estimated that there were 23 suicidal gestures and attempts for every completed suicide. Though female teens are much more likely to attempt suicide than males, male teens are more likely to actually kill themselves. Continue reading

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