Anxiety in Children: Little people, big fears

By Melinda Weber, MA, LPC Living in a foreign country can be a thrilling adventure for children. New homes, new schools, new friends from diverse backgrounds, and new languages are all exciting stuff! However, the exhilaration of broadening worldviews and exotic travel can make children anxious. Big changes can be particularly overwhelming for them, as … Continued

Managing school-related stress for all ages

By Elisabeth J. Luu, Ed.M. . Many parents idealize the international school experience before they arrive in Shanghai. They imagine all the rich experiences their children will have, such as studying a new language, or making new friends from different countries. While an international school education will provide your child with unique opportunities, it can … Continued

Online Grocery Shopping : A Look Behind the Scenes

ShanghaiMamas is pleased to present a behind-the-scenes look at our newest sponsor, Epermarket. If you are one of the thousands of families that now order your groceries online, you may have questioned how this process works exactly. How do the online supermarkets get products from the warehouse to your home in a timely fashion, while … Continued

The trials of repatriation

By Sascha Matuszak     At first glance, repatriation from a foreign placement back to a home country may seem like a return to familiar waters. But more often than not, people returning “home” from abroad find that almost everything has changed, including one’s own outlook on what home truly is.  Culture shock is a two-way … Continued