SCIS Launches the International Scholars Program 2023-2024

As a parent in Shanghai we all know how tuition in international schools can be very expensive, making it especially difficult for families who cannot rely on a company allowance to cover it.  The Shanghai Community International School (SCIS) is one of Shanghai’s most well established International Baccalaureate (IB) schools and has recently released its … Continued

SCIS: Nurturing Student’s Individual Passions

As a parent, finding the right school for our children is among the biggest challenges we face. It is also a multifaceted decision involving not only academics and resources but also the school’s culture. Afterall, a school’s role goes well beyond curriculum content; it must help foster members of society giving them the right tools … Continued

Laser Hair Removal: Your Questions, Answered

Recently, our Shanghai Mama community groups have played host to some interesting discussions and questions regarding laser hair removal, not only for themselves, but also for teens. We reached out to the experts at Jiahui to understand a bit more about the process and the different kinds of lasers. Check out the resulting collection of … Continued

In the Eyes of a Teen: 20 Things to Do During Lockdown

By Tiffany Kuo     Lockdown is hard. There is no doubt about it. On the bright side, since people all across Shanghai and in other locked cities are suffering together, it’s built a lot of camaraderie among neighbors. However, as a student, it is difficult to get past the fact that you are missing … Continued

Boundaries for teens – a balancing act

“Everyone is else is doing it…everyone else’s parents let them” What parent of a teen hasn’t heard this before? The adolescent years are a time of experimenting and experiencing, growth and development, all with the goal of moving toward independence and being prepared for the “real world.” So how does a parent decide what to … Continued