Hong Kong Kids: Groomed to Win
Young children should be trained to “win at the starting line,” according to one third of adults surveyed by the Chinese University of Hong Kong. More than half (54 percent) said it was necessary for children to have a head start on life—despite 77 percent of respondents saying they’d like to provide space for children to develop freely. While more than 90 percent of respondents felt young students were currently under a lot of stress, 61 percent with kindergarten or primary school-age children had signed their kids up for at least two extracurricular classes during the school term. Our take: Make up your minds, parents!