Tag: toddlers & preschoolers

  • Fostering Independence in Children
    Fostering Independence in Children

    Having great helpers and nanny is a blessing, but children can get too used to having everything done for them. Here are a few ways you can remind your helpers and motivate your children to take upon little personal tasks to become more independent. By Alicia Gilbert   Not so long ago, I noticed a […]

  • Why Orphanages Are Part of the Problem, Not the Solution
    Why Orphanages Are Part of the Problem, Not the Solution

    Are orphanages necessarily the best answer to care and provide for children without parents? Human rights lawyer Wanchi Tang provides a deeper understanding of the complex issue of ‘institutionalizing’ children. By Wanchi Tang   For ages, well-intending people have been volunteering for and/or donating to orphanages in order to help out those in need. However, […]

  • How to Help Your Kids Prepare for a Move to a New Country
    How to Help Your Kids Prepare for a Move to a New Country

    Children need time and special attention to prepare for, adjust and settle into their new environment after a move. Try these tips to make the transition more seamless and less stressful. By Saba Malik For some, moving is a challenge even if it is within the same town or city. An entirely different country with […]

  • Survival Tips for Traveling with Little Ones 
    Survival Tips for Traveling with Little Ones 

    Traveling with an infant or young child can be a daunting thought. Read on for some tips to help put you at ease and make your travel as seamless and smooth as possible! Words and photos by Heather Burtch   Given the nature of our lives as expats, there is bound to come a time […]

  • Communicate Early with Baby Sign Language
    Communicate Early with Baby Sign Language

      Give your little one a head start in communicating with you with baby sign language. One mom shares her tips and experience signing with her baby. By Jinae Higashino / Photos by Azusa Uchida When the first friends within my social circle became parents, I was fascinated (and slightly terrified!) to observe this new […]

  • The Power of Play
    The Power of Play

    Every child loves the opportunity to play. As adults, we often do not think about the importance of it. Susan delves into the world of play and shows us how essential it is to a child’s development. By Susan Whalley   No matter the culture, language, or background, children and play go hand in hand. […]