Only Joy, Only Love

We’re very pleased that we have been given permission to share this blog post with you, written by a former member who repatriated last summer. Read on to learn all about the importance of family and cherishing every moment together.  Originally posted on 5 September 2018 on Michelle’s blog      How are ya and … Continued

Coping Tips for Major Family Transitions

Coping Tips for Major Family Transitions by Renee Brossman (MA), School Counselor, Yew Chung International School of Shanghai My husband, two pre-teen children, our family pup, and I recently moved from the US to Shanghai and successfully completed our first year. The year leading up to the move was fraught with anxieties, fear, excitement and logistical challenges. … Continued

All your questions about organic food, answered

 Kindly written for us, by FIELDS online supermarket, one of our organizational sponsors   Food safety. It’s not just an issue in China – it’s a worldwide problem. While China has had its fair share of food scandals, things have improved since the government passed tougher food safety laws in 2015. The after effect of these … Continued

How to Explain Work Travel to Your Child

How to Explain Work Travel to Your Child By Chantal Chen, occupational therapist at ELG, and Shining Sun, clinical psychologist at ELG, with writer Sam Lu   As the world becomes more and more interconnected, travelling for work is increasingly becoming a common part of many jobs. While for some it can be an exciting … Continued

You’re not alone…

  Dear all, In a week in which we said goodbye to Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, each a leading pioneer in their own industry and adored by millions, it seems appropriate to stop for a moment and take stock of our own lives. Hearing about both deaths on the news went a long way … Continued

How to Introduce Technology to Young Children: Toddlers, Tech and Tablets

How to Introduce Technology to Young Children: Toddlers, Tech and Tablets by Alison Fung, with Dr. Guanghai Wang, Clinical Psychologist and Sleep Specialist and Lei Jin, Educational Psychologist.   Most children these days are growing up surrounded by technology, with parents documenting their baby’s first steps on smartphone cameras from day one and later enjoying … Continued

Common Emotional and Relationship Issues for Today’s Woman

Common Emotional and Relationship Issues for Today’s Woman By Bibiana Rueda Bueno, Holistic Psychologist The devaluation of the feminine energy and our attempts to fit into roles assigned by society and others plays a part in many of the emotional and relationship issues women face today. Understanding how these issues are affect our lives and … Continued

Sourcing Safe & Delicious Meat In Shanghai

  Sourcing Safe & Delicious Meat In Shanghai As parents, we constantly worry about what we are putting into our children’s mouths, and living abroad brings new questions and challenges. As guests in a foreign country we need to be more vigilant. From food quantity to food quality, feeding China’s massive population is no easy … Continued

When enough is enough

  When Enough is Enough by Shirani Alfreds It is time to ‘fess up. At least for me. I need to take a chill pill.  I’ve been running around in circles the past few months, unsatisfied with certain aspects of my older daughter’s schooling system. So, it was time to either fix the situation or take … Continued