Archive for the ‘Kids abroad’ Category

Giving birth is one of the most important events of your life, and as a single, childless male I feel I can say that with quite some authority. If you are living abroad while pregnant, there is the added pressure of making the important decision of whether or not you want to have your child […]

Whether you are at home or travelling, I’m sure we can all agree that food poisoning is probably one of the worst illnesses anyone can get, and unfortunately, it’s quite common, especially in a foreign country. Foodborne illnesses are a serious matter and they can vary from a simple diarrhea to vomiting, fever, and dehydration. […]

Moving abroad can be a stressful (and exciting) experience for the whole family, resulting in possible health issues. However, it is most commonly reflected in children due to weaker immune systems and more emotional distress. Your children’s health should be on your top priority list months before departure. Most adults are warned about travelling internationally […]

What you decide to feed your baby during the first 15 days of introduction to solid food, more commonly known as the “weaning period”, is an important decision for any mother. A typical problem for expat mums is that they may not be able to get hold of the typical baby food from their home country […]

  Binge drinking is a growing problem among youths in many countries. Naturally, the finger of accusation is more often than not directed towards the parent. This has sparked a number of debates and studies into the effects of allowing your children to drink alcohol, even sips here and there, under parental supervision. Drinking is very […]

Pets have a remarkable impact on expat children. Apart from acting as a great distraction to the stress of moving country, studies show that pets can play an important role in building self-esteem, fulfilling a therapeutic role and boosting children’s physical health. Building self-esteem

February is Children’s Dental Health Month, an initiative brought by the American Dental Association (ADA). The event which started off as a small-scale cause in just two cities in 1941 has developed into a nationwide programme. The aim is to raise awareness for the importance of good oral habits and to ensure that children’s teeth and gums […]

I consider myself to be quite lucky to grow up in the 90s, the years where no one seemed to care about how much time you spent at home alone or anywhere for that matter.. Growing up in the countryside, I spent most of my time playing outside with my neighbours and would only come […]

During the past 12 months, one in 10 teens said they have been hit or physically hurt on purpose by a boyfriend or girlfriend at least once. And nearly half of all teens in relationships say they know friends who have been verbally abused.” say House of Ruth statistics.

 Dental caries, tooth decay or cavities affect a rather surprising number of young children these days, my daughter started developing it at only 18 months old. Before you jump to conclusions, let me add that I had not been feeding her sweets, cookies, ice cream or even fruit juices (she was drinking only water) and […]

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