Back To School Health And Relationship Tips for Children and Parents

By Tim Gartz, LCSW Meeting teachers, starting new classes and reuniting with caring friends after summer holiday is often an exciting time for both children and parents. Parents are quick to welcome a more structured routine while children find joy learning in one of Shanghai’s caring international school communities. With good intentions in tow, we … Continued


Shanghai: Home Sweet Home? What to Expect as You Adjust

By Carrie Jones, LCSW When my husband Dewayne and I left Texas and landed in Beijing 17 years ago, we knew we were in for all kinds of change.  Obviously, we expected to be surrounded by different people and places, to eat exotic food, to hear a foreign language, and other such obvious changes that … Continued


Helping Children Through Culture Shock

By Carrie Jones, LCSW Children arrive in Shanghai with all kinds of attitudes, outlooks, and expectations. Some see it as the beginning of a whirlwind adventure. Others are more reluctant about, or even flat out resistant, to the new experience. Regardless of their initial feelings about the move here though, at some point, almost every … Continued

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