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

How Parents Can Help Kids Make Healthy Choices in Middle School

  Recently, my principal had a great idea. Rather than scramble to help parents deal with issues as they pop up throughout the year, he decided we should take a preventative, rather than reactionary approach. Our health program has always followed that model, but that’s for the students. The parents are often left to navigate … 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