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Let me start off by saying that I’m one of the fortunate ones. My husband leaves the house at 8am and is usually home by 6pm each night. He doesn't have a lot of conference calls, definitely not a...

Last week, we published a story entitled "Helping Your Child Find Their Voice [1]," detailing how children can benefit from learning how to communicate their thoughts and emotions. We got a lot of g...

Every month, we reach out to a Shanghai dad to discuss family, life and being a father. This month, Charles Liao talks about his daughter, Mila, their global adventures, change in priorities and business inspirations. *Name:* Charles Liao *Job: *Co-Founder at Mila (www.mymila.co [1]) *Nationality:* American *Children:* Mila (7) *School:* SAS Puxi *Time in Shanghai:* 8 years   ...

/*By Ryane Liao*/   At sixteen years of age, my nighttime routine is nowhere near as elaborate as a fully developed adult’s. There is no mélange of creams or toner and nothing that contains “lifting” or “age-defying” in its title. What I have is a thirty-five minute block carved out for browsing through Pinterest. As a millennial living in Shanghai, my survival and well-being is ...

For some adults it can be hard to speak up if they have a problem. But when the daily pressures of work, home life, bills and dependants build up, most have developed the skills over time to pin-point issues. Adults have increased their confidence to voice concerns and ask for advice, or just for a sympathetic ear. But how about our children?   ...

/*By Lisa M. Mulvey*/   The largest city in the...

Being sick sucks.    I tried putting off my cough for 3 weeks. I mean, it’s just a little cough, whatever, I’m a big girl. But then my cough never went away and then, ultimately, it got worse. So I finally packed up both kids (Ayi was still away for CNY holiday) and took myself to the doc...

When considering preschool or kindergarten for your child, there are many choices in Shanghai. But what about before preschool – is there somewhere, besides playgroups and staying home with the ayi, for your little ones to get extra stimulation and an edge on socialization before heading off to “school”? Enter the world of pre-preschool: programs designed for children and parents together to ease the littlest ones into the larger world of education in a developmentally appropriate w...

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