Hong Kong Kids: Groomed to Win

HK Magazine - - NEWS -

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!

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