Tag Archives: Parenting

Shanghai Luxury Car Service

Looking for Western drivers with a Shanghai airport car service? We know all too well that arriving at an airport in Shanghai is not as user-friendly as in some countries. Local drivers will try to cheat, lie, arrive late (or not at all). Local ‘service’ standards mean smelly cars, gruff drivers, and worse, dangerous driving […]

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Expat Dad: Jitterbugs kids dance class / fun in Shanghai

  Jitterbugs Christmas Parties and December Schedule   Jitterbugs is a fun dance playtime for kids in Shanghai, in both Pxui and Pudong, a good chance to meet other parents and let your kids play in a safe and clean indoors play area. Here is some December and Christmas information: Puxi, there will be NO […]

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Fighting the dust … and winning

Living in Shanghai with children: 5 words, with a feeling of incompatibility. However, choice and circumstance, idiosyncrasy and vicissitude all play their part into forming a cohesive life. Thus, some expats find themselves living in Shanghai with children. Of course, there are benefits. Experience of here and now, bilingualism, future benefits of connections & opportunities […]

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Don’t listen to your parents: about internships

‘I’ve got an offer for an internship, I’m not sure if I should take it’, you will ask. You’ve called or emailed your parents back home to ask for advice, because you are young and fresh into the Real World and are not sure what to do about any one aspect of your life. This […]

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Children birthday parties in Shanghai

Where is a good place for kids parties in Puxi Shanghai? Best kids party venue Shanghai Puxi? Patafun is inside a cafe, Patachon. So you can happily see the kids in a secure play area, whilst you relax with food or drink, and friends.   PATAFUN a kids playground by PATACHON is open everyday from […]

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Expat Dad: Reality Check

Each individual person has the ability to believe … whatever they want to believe. I’m not just referring to crazy beliefs such as organised religion, but also that, with complete non-impartiality (partiality?),  a person can believe that something he or she experiences in their life has more meaning or worth than the experiences of others. That others […]

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Expat Dad: The second child

Living in Shanghai means suffering from a lack of understanding from your ‘fellow man’. The phrase ‘fellow man’ has little meaning itself here, because in no way am I in fellowship with men who are totally unable to… drive cars, for example. (let alone grow a moustache or chop wood) Each small child that sees you […]

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Expat Dad: Organised parents don’t make no sense

Expat Dad: Our regular ‘parent in Shanghai’ columnist, freely offering what Dads love to give – advice, warnings, guidance and general lessons in life!   You know those kinds of parents that are always inviting other parents and kids to their house? They all open the door with flair and panache; it swings quickly open […]

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Expat Dad: Being tired is best

Expat Dad: Our regular ‘parent in Shanghai’ columnist, freely offering what Dads love to give – advice, warnings, guidance and general lessons in life! Time is a great healer, but so is simply being shattered, knackered, pooped, worn out. Time and experience helps parenting because after the first child, you’ve already worn out many of […]

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Expat Dad: As good as Expat Mum – just smelly

Expat Dad: Our regular ‘parent in Shanghai’ columnist, freely offering what Dads love to give – advice, warnings, guidance and general lessons in life! For a while I considered taking my daughter out of nursery for a few months, before we actually did it. I work from home so I spend most of the time with […]

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