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1 in 4 Parents Say Daycare Centers Should Punish Their Children for Bad Behavior

1 in 4 Parents Say Daycare Centers Should Punish Their Children for Bad Behavior

SEOUL, Apr. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — While child abuse at daycare centers is becoming a serious social issue in South Korea, one out of four parents of toddlers think teachers at daycare centers or kindergartens can impose corporal punishment on children for discipline. The Korea Institute of Child Care and Education (KICCE) conducted a survey [...]

Eight out of 10 Single Parents Get No Child Support from Ex-spouse: Study

Eight out of 10 Single Parents Get No Child Support from Ex-spouse: Study

SEOUL, Apr. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Nearly eight out of every 10 single parents raise their children without any financial support from the divorced spouse, a recent survey by the gender ministry showed Thursday. The triennial survey by the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family was conducted from August to November last year on 2,500 [...]

20 pct of Children in S. Korea Suffer from Oppositional Defiant Disorder

20 pct of Children in S. Korea Suffer from Oppositional Defiant Disorder

SEOUL, Apr. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study has shown that children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may show symptoms of oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) and are more vulnerable to substance abuse when they become adults. The Korean Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (KACAP), commemorating the 4th ADHD Awareness Day on April [...]

Giving Smartphones to Crying Children May Negatively Impact Language Development: Study

Giving Smartphones to Crying Children May Negatively Impact Language Development: Study

SEOUL, Apr. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study has argued that showing smartphones or televisions to a crying baby may delay the child’s ability to acquire a language. A research team led by Prof. Kim Sung-koo from Hallym University Dongtan Sacred Heart Hospital said that the comparison of two groups of children being exposed [...]

10 pct of Immigrant Children in S. Korea Rejected by Schools

10 pct of Immigrant Children in S. Korea Rejected by Schools

SEOUL, Mar. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — One out of ten immigrants in South Korea have experienced having their children rejected by schools. According to the Ministry of Justice, 10.4 percent of 643 foreign immigrants who participated in a survey said their children had been rejected by schools in the past. Among the respondents, 5.3 percent [...]

Most Married Women Eye Financial Aid for Children Until College Graduation: Poll

Most Married Women Eye Financial Aid for Children Until College Graduation: Poll

SEOUL, Mar. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — Nearly six in 10 married women in South Korea think they should provide financial support for their offspring until graduation from college, a poll showed Friday. According to the survey of 11,205 married women, 59.2 percent of the respondents said they think it appropriate to financially support their children [...]

80 pct of Married Women in Their 30s or Older Don’t Plan on Having Kids

80 pct of Married Women in Their 30s or Older Don’t Plan on Having Kids

SEOUL, Feb. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — On Monday, the Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs (KIHASA) released a report title ‘The Status of Childbirth and Policy Implication’ based on data from a 2018 national survey on fertility, family health and welfare. In the report, 49.9 percent of married women between the ages 15 to [...]

S. Korea Builds Memorial Park for Children Who Succumb to Cancer

S. Korea Builds Memorial Park for Children Who Succumb to Cancer

SEOUL, Feb. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — A Children’s Memorial Park, where children who pass away after suffering from cancer and leukemia can rest in peace, will be built in South Korea for the very first time. HiFamily, a South Korean protestant organization, will be opening the Andersen Memorial Park inside ‘W-Story’, a family theme park [...]

23 pct of S. Korean Singles Say They Don’t Plan to Have Children: Poll

23 pct of S. Korean Singles Say They Don’t Plan to Have Children: Poll

SEOUL, Jan. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — Nearly one out of four single South Koreans don’t want to have babies, even after they marry, due to concerns over child-rearing costs, a survey showed Tuesday. According to a survey by matchmaking agency Duo Info Corp., 37.6 percent of unmarried respondents said they want to have a child [...]