Preparing your child for the transition

For families with small children, even moving to a different state within their own country can be stressful, let alone moving to a different country like China, which has a culture vastly different from Western countries. Besides the stress of learning a new language, children will also have to contend with leaving their friends from school and the neighborhood. In addition to reading the below tips, also be sure to check out this cool, visual book to help you talk about China with your child: All About China: Stories, Songs, Crafts and More for Kids. Preparing your child for your move to China is an important step to moving overseas – even for toddlers. More than likely, your child will be excited about the move, especially if you are also excited about it. But in order to minimize the effects of culture shock, they should be made aware of several

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Preparing for International School in China

When considering moving to China, one of the most important factors to consider is education for your child. While raising a child in China, it’s important that he or she gets the right kind of education. Many expat families living in China opt for international schools. Their curricula ensure that your child will receive a Western education along with a blend of other cultures and languages. For many, they have the perfect environment to put your child on the right path in life. What to look for? Choosing the right kind of school becomes important when raising children in China. One of the important factors to look for is location of the school. If you are living in a big city like Beijing, commuting time can be daunting. It is important to choose a school that is near your house. Keep in mind that international schools are popular among expat

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