Analyses | Education and human resources | 2017-07-15 | HKET

School’s out, but not for parents?

Local research has found that children from low socioeconomic status families fare worse in various aspects pertaining to learning and behavioural issues, mainly due to poor parenting practices. Educating parents on different methods of effective discipline may be helpful in addressing this issue. However, the problem lies in finding appropriate means to help parents of lower income status alter their strategies, as this is often incongruous with parental schedules, given the daily challenges they face in the practice of parenting itself.

The full version of the commentary is in Chinese only.