Let your Kids to learn Chinese at their Own Pace

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As my oldest child is getting close to the age for officially attending school, lots of my friends and parents that I meet at the local park frequently ask me about what I am going to do about her schooling. When I tell them that I'm going to homeschool her until we move back to the U.S., they are shocked at and surprised by my decision. Again, homeschooling in Hong Kong is not a common method of education. Of course, they give me all the reasons that I should send my kids to school and tell me how much my kids need it, and how much easier it is to be a mother when kids go to school.   As a newbie homeschooling mom with no homeschool experience before, living in an unfamiliar homeschooling country is very hard. No one understands...

The Best Reward System for Multiple Young Children at Home

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My mom always told me that giving birth is painful for only a day or two, but raising a child is a life-long responsibility that is filled with love, laughter, worries, and even pain. Isn't that true? This life-long responsibility includes parenting.   Parenting is one of the most important keys for raising a child successfully. For the Chinese, parenting is very important in a family. We say that if a child didn't receive any parenting, it is the parents' fault. For me, I am always trying to find a good balance between parent-led and child-led parenting styles and methods to allow my children to choose right and wrong and to understand that consequences always follow.   Today, I'm going to talk about my family’s reward s...

Chinese: The Relationship Between Spoken and Written Form

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In this post, I would like to address some of the most common questions that people ask me about why I make different language versions of my printables, what the difference between traditional and simplified Chinese is, and which versions can be used with Cantonese and Mandarin. Ultimately, everyone wants to know what they should study when learning Chinese. I am not a Chinese language expert, but I do know the basics, so I hope I can help you gain a basic understanding of the relationship between the different forms of Chinese and how they work. In the end, I hope you can figure out which one is the best for you and your family to learn right now.   (more…)