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PARENTING

Parenting is never easy – no matter the gender of your kids – and raising them in an expat community comes with its own unique set of challenges. However, with changing attitudes towards women in general and the ongoing battles for equal rights, it’s becoming increasingly challenging everywhere to raise a girl to be respectful of herself, of others and to be a strong, independent woman....

/*By Connor Bell*/ For many of us, living far away from our families can be tough. We don’t get to see the grandparents or aunts, uncles or cousins very often, and we can feel like we’re missing out on valuable family time which makes it all the more important that our kids grow up learning ...

/*By Connor Bell*/ Some of us have school-aged ch...

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 particularly reads lots about milestones and mental leaps – I’ve always just sort of thought...he’ll get there when he gets there. But a few weeks after Theo’s first birthday, a switch clearly flippe...

/*By Abbie Pumarejo*/ Finding the *right educatio...

I love exploring new and quirky things in Shanghai and, although I was trying to save Gucun Park fo...

/*By Ryane Liao*/ Teen columnist Ryane talks to us about why beauty over brains isn't always an e...

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 both accountable, both able to take credit when your child gets a gold star, makes a new friend, ...

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