A regional workshop of the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development (ISSBD) themed ‘Parenting among Asians’, the first of its kind held in Hong Kong, took place at CUHK from 25–28 June. The workshop was organized jointly by the Department of Educational Psychology and the Department of Psychology, and sponsored by ISSBD, CUHK Research Summit Series, Brain and Mind Institute, CUHK-NTU-WSU Joint Laboratory for Infant Research, and the Department of Educational Psychology. It boasted more than 10 world-leading scholars as speakers and attracted around 80 early career scholars as participants from 26 economies in Asia as well as North America and Europe. The speakers and the participants took stock of decades of research on parenting among Asians both to promote theoretically guided and methodologically rigorous studies, and to expand social impact of parenting research on fostering optimal family functioning and child and youth wellbeing in diverse regions of Asia.
This article was originally published in No. 541, Newsletter in Aug 2019.