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

If You Went into Premature Labor in China, Would You Know What to Do?

        Shanghai Mamas was approached by Felicity, the author of this article, who asked us to share so that other moms in a similar position may learn something from her experience. This is the story of what happened to Felicity in 2011, when her baby was born prematurely in Shanghai.   Going … Continued

Giving Our Children the Best in Dental Care

Interview by Siobhan Brown   Many parents have lingering questions regarding their children’s teeth and too often children do not see a dentist until well after their first birthday. Delayed dental visits can cause permanent problems and it’s important to know that baby teeth do play an important role in your child’s development. Shanghai Mamas sits … Continued

What Teens Can Teach You About Screen Time

Feeling glued to your smartphone? Choices teacher-advisor Amy Lauren Smith—a 6th to 8th grade health teacher at the Shanghai American School in Shanghai, China—collected some surprisingly poignant advice from her class.       Last month, I had the pleasure of going to the Hong Kong headquarters of one of my favorite athletic wear brands. … Continued