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  • Summer Holiday Activities for Kids and Teens in Hong Kong

    Summer Holiday Activities for Kids and Teens in Hong Kong

    Summers holidays are on the horizon and it is high time to plan kids’ pastime. A difficult question comes up before parents: how to make sure that children have engaging, interesting, and fun time so they are not glued to a computer.An ambiguous situation with lockdown adjusts travel plans, yet, there is no need to worry. Hong Kong has so many summer camps and activities to offer that, rest assured, your kids will have the most entertaining, enriching, and cheerful summer ever!We have rounded up some top summer camps for toddlers, kids, preteens, and teens so no matter how old your child is, there will be something special for him or her!

  • The Benefits of Cooking with Kids

    The Benefits of Cooking with Kids

    It is hard to imagine a more worthwhile family pastime than cooking with your little one! OK, it can be messy, sometimes it is challenging, yet, it is the best time investment ever. There are so many benefits that it is difficult to highlight all of them and decide what are the most important, but we will give it a try!

  • Main Reasons Why You Should Enroll Your Child in Martial Arts

    Main Reasons Why You Should Enroll Your Child in Martial Arts

    In this article, we discuss the benefits of martial arts on the physical and mental development of children. How to find out what type of martial arts suits your child and how to choose the most appropriate club? We've gathered all the answers for you!

  • Choosing a Career in Unpredictable Times

    Choosing a Career in Unpredictable Times

    There was a time, not so long ago, when there would be only a handful of premium careers to choose from if one was serious about doing “well” in life. Engineering, Medicine, Law, or Chartered Accountancy. With a little bit of variation, that list would be it for most families. Students would undergo months of tutoring so that they could get into their choice of course and college. The idea behind selecting these careers was to give them lifetime job security and hence, a secure future. But today the higher education scenario has changed.

  • Best Language Classes and Courses for Kids in Hong Kong

    Best Language Classes and Courses for Kids in Hong Kong

    Open new horizons for your kids and yourself by learning new languages! And it has never been easier for us today, as there are many great places where you and your children can learn! We've rounded up some highly qualified language courses in Hong Kong with trained teachers, a flexible schedule, and interesting lessons. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • The “Perfect” Parent Trap

    The “Perfect” Parent Trap

    There was a time when I had a vision. The Vision of a perfect parent. For me, a perfect parent was like Bond. You know, James Bond. Cool and sophisticated, always ready for any eventuality. I was ready to be this Bond parent. During pregnancy, I read any material I could lay my hands on, on parenting. I was confident I knew every trick and technique of the parenting world. And then I became a parent...

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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:

  • 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. 

  • 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?!

  • 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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