Is learning and being immersed in art really that important?

Is learning and being immersed in art really that important? Written by: Director of Pario Arts, Lee Sou Jing Having worked in education for many years, I have encountered numerous parents who choose “quick-fix,” short-term courses or extracurricular activities for their children, which can be described as somewhat utilitarian. Conversely, they tend to undervalue non-utilitarian courses or activities that pursue aesthetics. Generally, what most attracts parents’ attention are subjects or talent classes where their children can participate in competitions, have certification ratings, or show significant results.  Art Education Has a Long-term Impact on Children I firmly believe that under a utilitarian education system, there will be a profound impact on children’s future attitudes towards life. Art

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 Education Many 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, attitudes, artistic and cultural accomplishments, interpersonal skills, problem-solving, and thinking abilities. To put it more

Regain parents’ confidence

Regain parents’ confidence Written by: Au Ka Leung, Registered Social Worker, Hong Kong Family Welfare Society In 2012, it was the first year of the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSE). Two years prior, I was already deeply concerned about how Form 3 students and their parents were dealing with the selection of subjects and the progression to higher education. Today, some students and parents have chosen to study abroad, leaving the local education scene. Of course, most students and parents have to face these changes, and I can only guide them with the limited public information and analysis available. For me and one of the parents, this journey is one of building confidence.

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 Yu Many 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 eggplants, bell peppers, daylilies, amaranth, broccoli, cabbage, mustard greens,