Making Friends: A Shanghai Expat’s guide

Making Friends: A Shanghai Expat’s Guide by Casey Hall LifeLineShanghai Of the many challenges facing foreigners when they move to Shanghai – and there are many – the loss of a support network is often the hardest to overcome.Living as an expat can feel like an unreal existence. In “real” life, people form friendships through … Continued

Safe Haven Shanghai – volunteers needed

by Melanie     Global statistics for domestic violence reflect that 1 in every 3 women experience domestic violence at some point in their life*. When people think of domestic abuse, they typically associate physical violence but there can also be emotional, sexual, financial, or psychological abuse that makes someone feel victimized and hopeless. There … Continued

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