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  A child who grows up believing he can succeed, that it’s ok to fail and then try again, will take up many more challenges than children who lack belief in themselves or children who don’t trust that the world is a safe and secure place. *A sense of self-confidence is one of the greatest g...

Until recently, “international schooling” was largely limited to educating the children of expa...

For some adults it can be hard to speak up if they...

Parents want to raise kids who are grounded, with a smart attitude toward money. It’s tough in this modern world, especially if you’re raising expat kids in the “bubble” in Shanghai. So how ...

Unfortunately, for most foreigners, learning Chinese is just not something we can do on our own. There's the tones, the idioms, and the fact that Google translate (or even Bing) doesn't really work that well. We need help. Luckily, there are eight great options to choose from.   ...

We speak with Roxanne de Villava, Language Arts Director at *New Horizons  [1]*about developing im...

Looking back over the past 10 years, the number of international schools has grown exponentially in China. This is particularly evident in first-tier cities like Shanghai and Beijing, which a large number of expat families have come to call home. But within the scope of international education, there is an even newer trend emerging.   Gone are the days when Chinese nationals could not enrol...

Moving to a new country and adapting to a new school environment is challenging enough. But for kids with special learning needs, finding the right environment and adequate resources in Shanghai can be an even higher hurdle.   While most international schools offer some level of special learning support, it varies greatly, and counselors and specialists are often overwhelmed by the demand for services. Some schools directly state that they don’t accept special needs students. It can b...

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