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/*By Tatum Hawkins*/ The first time I heard about “FOMO” was a few years ago. My husband’s aunt was complaining about how her freshman daughter had this weird disease that was keeping her up at all hours of the night; it was making her sick with worry because she wasn’t sure if her daugh...

When I think of a housewife I think of someone who wears an apron, runs about the house in tasteful heels and an A-line dress, never smudges her lipstick and is always prepared to have the roast b...

/*By Ryane Liao*/ One of the most remarkable things about being a teenager is that we, as members of a constantly evolving global community, have learned to develop our own language. We encode meaning in the most interesting ways: * Having earphones in means “don’t talk to me” * “Lol” means I’m not actually laughing – it’s a defense mechanism against awkward tension. * Ca...

This month, Parents&Kids met with three dads and one dad-to-be to chat about their views on parenth...

Every month, we reach out to a Shanghai dad to discuss family, life and being a father. Lennart van Vlerken talks about traveling before and after parenthood, the simple things and holding your c...

/*By Ryane Liao*/ People these days have unrealistically high expectations, especially when it comes to romance. Guys are looking for an independant woman that isn’t too overpowering, a girl with brains and beauty, someone who’s chilled but still shows that they care. Most teens like the idea of a relationship but are also playing the field to see what other fish are still in the sea tha...

This month, Parents&Kids met with three dads and one dad-to-be to chat about their views on parenthood, what they did to prepare and how they felt when they found out they were going to be fathers.  *Name:* Brian Dittman               *Child's name:* Freddie Joseph Sherwood-Dittma...

This time last year, a very well known high-street brand launched a clothing line for kids, which ruffled a few feathers to say the least. The girl’s line was called “Social Butterfly.” The boy’s line? “Little Scholar.” Wow, right? Of course, social media was in an absolute frenzy and rightly so. Our little boys would be going out into the world wearing a shirt emblazoned with th...

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