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This month, Parents & Kids pays tribute to all you pappas out there and your journey into parenthoo...

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 beef on the table for when the husband comes home. Basically, my views of a housewife are stuck in the 1950’s.     So when people equate my life living in Shanghai to being a housewife I’m all: “Hold up! I’m NOT a housewife. I don’t do all that putter about the house waiting for t...

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. *Full name: *Greig Charlton *Child's full name: *Oscar Charlton *Nationality: *British *Job: *CEO – 247tickets *Where in the city do you live:* Laoximen *How long in Shanghai: *seven years ...

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 child for the very first time. *Name: *Lennart Van Vlerken *Job*: Primary Sports and Co-Curricular Coordinator at YCIS Shanghai *Nationality: *Dutch *Children: *Nahla Eve (6 months) *School*: ...

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

This time last year, a very well known high-street...

"Don't sit with your back to the fire, you'll get nauseaus." "Take your coat off inside or else you won't feel the benefit outside." "Eating cheese before bed will give you nightmares." There may be some truth to the wives tales we’re told growing up, but a lot of these funny old sayings don’t have any more truth to them than the bedtime stories we read to our kids. There seems to be a lot of myths floating around when it comes to sleep as well, so we asked our specialists what’s t...

Every month, we reach out to a Shanghai dad to discuss family, life and being a father. This month, Don Yap talks about the fear of sleepness nights, bonding with his son on the way to school, appreciating nature and rolling in the grass. *Name: *Don Yap *Job:* Photographer and Director of Barefoot Portraits [1], family photography studio *Nationality:* Filipino *Children:* Marc...

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