Do you suffer from stress and anxiety?

Do you suffer from stress and anxiety?

Feelings of stress and anxiety affects us all in different ways, and at varying levels of intensity.  Being exposed to excessive and prolonged stress can have a significantly negative impact on our physical and emotional wellbeing. It is important to understand the signs and be aware of how we can work towards a happier, healthier mind. Take a look at how we can help you get through stressful times.

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Third Culture Kids

Third Culture Kids

Having spent a significant part of their developmental years outside their parents’ culture, Third Culture Kids often experience the world in a different way to most.  They build relationships to all cultures, while not having full ownership in any.  Often, these kids don’t feel completely connected in any culture and might find it hard to form their identity which can often all get a bit too much.

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Red Flags in Communication Development

Red Flags in Communication Development

Are you concerned about your child’s speech development?  Speech and language disorders are treatable and early detection is a major contributor to speedier recoveries.  The early stages from birth to 6 years are most crucial and knowing what to look out for is important.  Our developmental checklist will help you to identify the warning signs and give your child the best possible start. 

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Boarding School Blues

Boarding School Blues

For many Hong Kong parents, it’s that time of year to say goodbye to children off to boarding school overseas. Whether it’s your first year, or you’re in the routine of things, saying “goodbye” is always difficult and presents its own challenges.  Justine Campbell speaks to Expat Parent about the challenges faced by ‘parents’ left behind and offers some words of support.

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Why are so many (smart!) kids missing this social skill?

Why are so many (smart!) kids missing this social skill?

Conversations come naturally to people, we are social creatures. But social skills are often easy to learn but difficult to master, and how technology helps or hinders that development is not always clear. We're happy to share this great article from Kinstantly which examines the development of good conversation skills in young children and the importance of language development in contemporary education.

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Pokemon Go and Wellbeing

Pokemon Go and Wellbeing

The Pokémon craze has captivated the world of late.  You’ve probably seen huddled groups on the streets competing to “catch them all”. Games and technology have a powerful hold over our children’s attention, so it’s important to recognize the benefits and the possible pitfalls of a game such as Pokémon Go. This guide will introduce you to the game and give our view on the ways you, as a parent, can use it as a tool to benefit your child. 

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Friendship Games for Summer

Friendship Games for Summer

One of the best ways to develop friendships with others is to play games.  When kids play friendship-building games, they are increasing their positive interactions with one another and developing bonds.  Whether you’re hosting a birthday party, a family dinner or a good old fashioned play date, take a look at our suggested games to help improve your child’s communication skills and win meaningful friendships.

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International Day of Friendship

International Day of Friendship

July 30th marks the International Day of Friendship.  A day dedicated to reminding us of each other, building bridges and friendship among people, countries and cultures.  Communication lays the building blocks for friendship.  We want to support our young people, our future leaders, to enhance their ability to communicate effectively, develop a healthy emotional intelligence and sustain lasting friendships.  Help your children to develop positive skills in friendship with our useful tools here.

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