Category: Do’s and Don’ts

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Baby Blues and Mummy’s Dreams

You did everything you thought you should do to prepare for the birth of your child. You read the parenting books, you ate healthy food, you rested, you exercised, you prepared the nursery, you even found names that you and your partner could both agree on. Then your life took...

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Babies on Airplanes

Parents flying with babies know how important it is to plan ahead and be prepared for every eventuality. It is essential to bring supplies of food and nappies, medicine and toys along with buggy and car seat. One traveling couple made the news with they innovative idea. They had apparently won...

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“iPad or no iPad for Babies” that is the Question

My response to a question about suitable applications for 1y+ child. Personally I would try and keep the iPad away for as long as possible (more difficult to do with child number 2 or 3 I admit). Having recently joined the club of iPad owners myself, I quickly discovered how...

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Parenting a High School Senior

First Term of Senior Year: At this time of year students are already under much pressure, particularly if they have to combine college applications deadlines on top of all the IB homework.  There are tears, sleepless nights, angry outbursts, discouragement, exhaustion, mood swings, and soooo much more to do.  It...

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“Character Counts. Can It Be Taught?”

Dr. Hardin Coleman – Dean and Professor at Boston University’s School of Education –  spoke at the Western Academy of Beijing. In his presentation “Character counts. Can it be taught?” he emphasized the need for communities to work together to best educate children. All of us, adults, parents or teachers, should attempt...

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The Candy Wars

If “Trick or Treating” is a family tradition, your children are about to come home with bags full of sweets and candy.  This is bound to lead to some heated arguments about how many they will be allowed to eat and when . If you do not want Halloween to turn...