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PARENTING

Theo turned one in September, and something changed in him practically overnight, like I was seeing my baby boy in a whole new light. His hair looked longer, his legs looked sturdier, ready to take their first steps, and his eyes looked focused and all-knowing. I’m not a parent who particular...

/*By Abbie Pumarejo*/ Finding the *right educational fit* [1] for your child when moving to Shanghai can be a daunting challenge. There’s a large variety of systems, and the numbers continue to g...

I love exploring new and quirky things in Shanghai and, although I was trying to save Gucun Park for cherry blossom season (which is apparently when this park shines), I decided to give it a whirl with the family on a Sunday to check out their Dinosaur attractions. I mean, most kids love Dinosaur...

/*By Ryane Liao*/ Teen columnist Ryane talks to ...

I think from the moment you get pregnant and you realize that you are going to be responsible for another human for the rest of your life, something in your core intrinsically and irreversibly changes, and this doesn't just apply to women. Parents are equal. Your child is 50% each of you. You are...

*/By Elizabeth Lee/* Parenting adult children poses a myriad of challenges, but doing so from thou...

*By Ryane Liao* No one thinks seventeen-year-olds have any sort of depth. If your expectation is that we’ll be sitting around, pondering metaphysics, listening to Jazz Standards and discussing the tortured genius of Mark Rothko, you’ll be very disappointed. I’ll admit it, our generation is pretty shallow. Our idea of profound literature is whatever incoherency Jaden Smith just tweeted. Great music is Shawn Mendes. My best friend thought James Buchanan’s last name was pronounced ...

There is nothing like the sweet freedom of bidding your kids farewell at the bus stop or their classroom door. Seeing those happy smiles and waves goodbye is your reward for all of the insanity you just lived through in the last hour wrestling them out of the house. Persuading your kids to get ready for school is not an easy feat, but we might be able to help. Here’s how to survive getting ...

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