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  • Reserve a Place at the Upcoming Virtual Open Day and Bilingual Taster Sessions at Malvern College Pre-School Hong Kong

    Reserve a Place at the Upcoming Virtual Open Day and Bilingual Taster Sessions at Malvern College Pre-School Hong Kong

    If well-directed education and the future of your child is at stake, it pays to choose a pre-school with great care. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the family of Malvern schools invariably appears at the top of educational guides in the UK, Hong Kong, Qingdao, Chengdu and Egypt since its foundation in Malvern, UK in 1865. Malvern College opened its first overseas school, Malvern College Qingdao, in September 2012 closely followed by Malvern College Pre-School Hong Kong in 2017 and Malvern College Hong Kong in 2018. This is a school wholeheartedly committed to providing a holistic education encompassing global understanding, critical thinking, leadership and teamwork. While the results are fantastic, Malvern College Pre-School Hong Kong offers a multitude of opportunities to see the school in action during the forthcoming free-of-charge Bilingual Virtual Taster Sessions and Online Open Day.

  • A Foodies' Guide to Hong Kong's Best Bakeries

    A Foodies' Guide to Hong Kong's Best Bakeries

    Showstopper desserts are key when composing a menu for a special occasion. If a birthday party or another event is high on the agenda where a cake really is an important meal of the day, then we're keen to help you find a mouth-watering one. Follow your nose to one of these bakeries, because we know it's going to be good.

  • Top Online Courses for the Young in Hong Kong. Part 2

    Top Online Courses for the Young in Hong Kong. Part 2

    In today’s particularly fast-paced world, online programmes have taken a significant hit and every day Hong Kong seems to bring a major new children's virtual workshops, summer holiday courses and camps. So if you want the up-to-the-minute updates and information crucial for your child for this summer season, now is the time to read the article, as TickiKids has brought our readers the second part of the top online programmes.

  • Parenting Mistakes We Make

    Parenting Mistakes We Make

    Remember when they were tiny tots and were struggling to wear their clothes or tie their shoelaces? When we parents are not in a rush, it is a delight to watch them master a thing that is so simple for us that we don’t even give a conscious thought. The same adorable act becomes a bit of an irritant when we are in a rush to get things done by a certain time so that it can fit into our schedule. From getting ready for school in the morning to writing a statement of purpose for college applications, when we run out of patience and time, we get frustrated and end up doing it for them. We tell ourselves we are helping them, but we are doing much more than that. When we do things for them unintentionally, we are sending silent signals to them.

  • How to Balance Remote Working with a Hectic Family Life

    How to Balance Remote Working with a Hectic Family Life

    When I started my entrepreneurial journey, working from home was new for me. My fledgling business could not afford the monumental rentals on Hong Kong properties. While working from home had its benefits like saving time, money, and travel efforts, it came with challenges. The biggest challenge was staying focused on my professional work. Everything about home, housework, and children always seemed more urgent and important and took precedence over the professional work. Then there were days when the housework was get neglected and professional work took the lead. Irrespectively, at the end of a 17-hour day, there would be a nagging question on my mind – am I doing enough?

  • 5 Ways to Help Kids Socialise in a Time of Social Distancing

    5 Ways to Help Kids Socialise in a Time of Social Distancing

    “I don’t know how we are going to do this. I have taken the next 3 days off. But after that, with both me and my wife working from home and kids having nothing to do, nowhere to go. I don’t know how we are going to manage. The problem is, we don’t even know how long social distancing needs to continue. The kids can’t go to their friends’ house, they can’t go to the park, what do they do?” said my exasperated brother who lives in Canada. My call with him prompted me to write this article. 

  • Great Online Courses for the Young in Hong Kong

    Great Online Courses for the Young in Hong Kong

    COVID-19 changes our plans with lightning speed. Schools close, classes are on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic. But, before your kids start to celebrate this education-free time, there is no need to worry, parents! TickiKids has got your backs!This isolation period is the window of opportunity to spend time on the disciplines that your kid likes or wants to improve. So, before digging into the textbooks with your kid, consider online courses that will occupy your child for a couple of hours and save some free time for you. We have selected the most interesting and entertaining online courses that turn studies into fun and catching pastime. Take full advantage of this ‘mandatory leave’ as it is the perfect possibility to learn something useful from the comfort of your home!

  • Fun Family Activities to Pass the Time While Social Distancing

    Fun Family Activities to Pass the Time While Social Distancing

    These are worrying times for all of us and all areas of Hong Kong society are facing huge difficulties as they adapt to the consequences of the coronavirus crisis. Schools, play centres and theatres are being forced to close, festivals, fairs and other cultural events have been cancelled, regular school holiday camps have been put on hold. But there are plenty of fun ways to pass the time as a family without leaving the house. In light of this global pandemic, we've selected an outstanding range of fun things to do with kids, where you can find everything to remain entertained, happy and united  during these difficult and uncertain times.

  • The Best Music Classes for Kids and Teens in Hong Kong

    The Best Music Classes for Kids and Teens in Hong Kong

    We know how tricky it can be to choose the right school or tutor that provides the highest quality music education for their students, especially when you're a parent who works through your daily routine. That's why we've taken the time to handpick a selection of the most reputable music schools and independent music classes in Hong Kong.

  • Self-Doubt in Children

    Self-Doubt in Children

    “Everyone is always getting better grades than me in class. I never do anything better than others.”“She is so much better than me in everything. I don’t think she considers me to be her friend. She is just being nice to me.”“I think people talk behind my back. I think they don’t like me. I don’t have any friends in school.”The above statements are all from real life, expressed by my teen clients during coaching sessions. There is a common thread that binds them all. Each statement is negative, disempowering, based on the opinion of themselves. One can sense the underlying theme of “I am not good enough and I don’t think I can do anything about it.” This feeling of “not good enough” is the root cause of unhappiness and frustration. It leads us to believe we are unimportant and worthless. This, in turn, holds us back from truly attaining our highest potential. One needs to be especially cautious of this feeling of self-doubt lingering in teenagers. 

  • Best Cooking and Baking Classes for Kids in Hong Kong

    Best Cooking and Baking Classes for Kids in Hong Kong

    Baking, cooking and working in the kitchen are not something Hong Kong kids have access to in their everyday lives. Of course, knowing how to cook may be not considered by modern Hong Kong parents as important as being good at math, coding or languages. However, we shouldn’t forget that this skill makes a kid much more independent and can have positive influence on a child’s eating habits. Moreover, learning to cook and bake can be an exciting and enriching experience for your little ones, letting them explore the world of tastes and smells, giving them knowledge in math and science, challenging their problem-solving skills, making them work as a team and, of course, giving them that special pleasure of tasting the fruit of their labour! TickiKids has rounded up the very best baking and cooking classes for kids in Hong Kong.

  • How to be a “Lazy” Parent

    How to be a “Lazy” Parent

    As they say, children don’t come up with instruction manuals. And what that means is we parents end up spending energy on musing, ‘Am I doing enough?’ This thought becomes even more accentuated when both the parents are working. In the process of getting rid of the guilt, we end up doing more for the child that is required. This, in the process, becomes counterproductive, and the child ends up being labelled by the society as an overprotected spoiled brat. And again, the parents take the brunt. So, after spending energy on worrying about not becoming a good parent, we end up being judged as so. Where to go … what to do?!

  • Three Steps to becoming a "Listening" Parent

    Three Steps to becoming a "Listening" Parent

    Most teenagers feel that not only their parents but adults, in general, do not listen to them. Being a Coach for teenagers gives me numerous opportunities to hear their side of the story. When asked to further elaborate on why they feel so, this is what some of them have said:

  • SMART Goal Setting For Teens

    SMART Goal Setting For Teens

    In a competitive world we want to be all-rounders. We want to be able to do everything to the best of our abilities. If that is what we want, then where do we go wrong? Everyone has the same number of hours in a day. Then how is it that some people end up getting more out of their days and years than the others? While it's wrong to compare ourselves with others, if we admire someone’s qualities, it's good to learn from them to improve. As they say, we learn from each other and grow together.





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