Chinese Spring Free Pack is Here!

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If you are looking for some ideas for Chinese class during March and April, this FREE Spring Theme Pack is what you are looking for.  This FREE Spring Theme Pack is a perfect hands-on printable to introduce common spring objects to your kids. Find even more FREE printables for other  Chinese Theme Packs.   (more…)

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...

The Jolliest Theme Pack ~ Christmas!

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Thanksgiving dinner with family and friends signals the start of another amazing holiday ~ Christmas!   CHRISTMAS is the jolliest, most magical, and amazing holiday. Even though I was never really exposed to any western Christmas traditions, growing up my family had our own. We would go to Victory Harbor, Hong Kong and walk around admiring millions of Christmas lights that adorned the city skyline. We also would take pictures and have our Christmas dinner at a nice restaurant. Besides spending time with family, shopping and parties with friends were a must. Then, after the fun, we would head back home to bury our heads in books again, because there was loads of homework to be finished, and tests to be prep for. This is how I spe...