What is a “monster parent”? The monster parent has become a worryingly prevalent archetype in Hong Kong, and the problem appears to be worsening, experts say. Some of the defining factors of a monster parent, according to users on a popular parenting forum, Baby Kingdom, include;● Having ultimate control over their child. ● Discouraging individual thought and believing academic results come first. ● Suggesting free time does not exist. ● Thinking their child is always right.
One could find 17-year-old Nicole Hon up at midnight avidly baking hearty treats to share with her friends, a peculiar hobby she discovered during examinations as a way to ease stressful times. Occasionally she may even be found at the local ice-rink, figure skating. But most likely, one will find her dedicating her weekends volunteering to improve the conditions of the poor in Hong Kong and beyond. “It’s humbling to be able to do something and make a difference to somebody’s life,” she said.
The world loves underdogs, and Hong Kong, it seems, is no different. In a classic case of people power, an elderly Hong Kong woman, who was arrested for selling cardboard to a foreign domestic helper for HK$1 last month, had her charges dropped following public outcry. The 75 year old, who was accused of trading without a hawker licence in Central on June 11, was eventually told she would face no court action after 15,000 people signed a petition to the government.
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Selecting a term
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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