Tag: parenting

  • Taking Care of Number One 
    Taking Care of Number One 
    Bangkok Dad Eddie Yii shares his story about the mental and physical toll of fatherhood and how he rediscovered the importance of looking after himself so that he can be there for his family. By Eddie Yii Life is about priorities. I’ve always believed that if you get your priorities right, decisions will come naturally […]
  • Living with Every Child’s Uniqueness  個性豊かな子どもたちとの共生を願って
    Living with Every Child’s Uniqueness 個性豊かな子どもたちとの共生を願って
    What can we do to accept our children’s unique characteristics and communicate with them effectively? Here’s an interview with “Oz-no-Kai,” a support group for Japanese families who have children with special needs. By Oz-no-Kai / Interviewed and translated by Hanae Matsumura [日本語記事へ]   What is “Oz-no-Kai”? What activities do you do? “Oz-no-Kai” is a community […]
  • “Working Mom” or “Stay-At-Home Mom” And Why These Labels Don’t Make Sense
    “Working Mom” or “Stay-At-Home Mom” And Why These Labels Don’t Make Sense
    Before her son was born, Ankita Sodhia had a successful career and had planned to become a “working mom.” Read about her experience and why she thinks we should place less focus on the labels we give parents. By Ankita Sodhia The labels society attaches to the different “kinds” of moms — stay-at-home (SAHM) mom, […]
  • Developing Children’s Senses through the Pleasure of Sounds  音とのお付き合い ~気持ちよさを知ることから始まる情操と自主性
    Developing Children’s Senses through the Pleasure of Sounds 音とのお付き合い ~気持ちよさを知ることから始まる情操と自主性
      How can we foster our children’s sensibility and leverage their potential? Here’s the answer from a kindergarten staff member and kids choir leader.  By Miho Tsuda / Translated by Hanae Matsumura [日本語記事へ] As a child, I would often bang on the washbowl in the bathroom. Although I knew it wasn’t good manners, I would hit […]
  • Befriending Fear While Leading by Example
    Befriending Fear While Leading by Example
    Inspired by motherhood, artist and coach Anna, took fear by the hand in order to overcome her vulnerabilities. By Anna Croucher In February, I plucked up the courage to have my first solo art exhibition, 20 years after attending Kingston University, London, and specialising in Fine Art. I had never stopped painting and making in […]
  • Finding Day-to-Day Opportunities for My Daughters’ Learning
    Finding Day-to-Day Opportunities for My Daughters’ Learning
    A hands-on mum reflects on what she’s picked up these last few years in Bangkok to help her be involved with her daughters’ learning and growth milestones. By Elodie Delacroix We’ve now been living here in Bangkok for four years. Being actively involved with my daughters’ education has always been a strong wish of mine. So […]