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  • Must know strategy to deal with Tantrums

    Must know strategy to deal with Tantrums

    Tantrum: an uncontrolled outburst of anger or frustration in a young child or like in a young child.  Children of any age can throw a tantrum. A tantrum leaves most parents agitated and lost on how to reconnect with their child. The situation can become even worse if it takes place in a social setting, causing embarrassment to join the mix of emotions for both the parent and the child.Tantrums stem from built-up emotions coming out over a seemingly small issue. You may find your child with a closet overflowing with clothes in tears because they “have nothing to wear.” You may find your toddler crying that they’ve lost their Lego figurine, complaining about how they lose everything they love, and you as a parent never help to find it.

  • Great Ideas for Throwing a Spooky Halloween Party for Kids

    Great Ideas for Throwing a Spooky Halloween Party for Kids

    Halloween is fast approaching, that time once again when children of all ages and the not so young dress as all things spooky, scary and ghoulish. Cursed to walk the earth or at least their local neighbourhood not so much in search of blood and souls but rather sweets and treats. Welcome to trick or treating a tradition that is popular in North America, parts of Europe and more recently in Hong Kong. So how can you make the most of this and the accompanying blood chilling parties, that children and adults enjoy so much? Luckily for you we've done the research to provide you with all the top ideas and resources to make your Halloween party or gathering memorably spooky and fun so that everyone will enjoy and feel suitably terrified. Waw ha ha!!!

  • Cobo Academy: Why students need to learn Coding and Robotics today

    Cobo Academy: Why students need to learn Coding and Robotics today

    Meet Cobo Academy, one of the best places in Hong Kong to learn Coding, Robotics and AI! Innovative curriculum, attentive teachers, and fun, well-rounded, and interactive lessons ensure that the students of Cobo Academy are ready for the digitalized future!

  • The Shops for Babies and Mums-to-Be in Hong Kong All Parents Will Love

    The Shops for Babies and Mums-to-Be in Hong Kong All Parents Will Love

    A sensible approach to the new addition to the family can save you from the piles of needless baby stuff. And the choice of the shop for babies and future parents is crucial, as this place can save you lots of time and money. Our experts handpicked top shops that offer essential and high-quality goods for your beloved ones. 

  • TickiKids' Educational Guide: Top preschools in Hong Kong

    TickiKids' Educational Guide: Top preschools in Hong Kong

    Choosing the right preschool for your child can be a daunting and tad stressful task for most parents living in a big city like Hong Kong. However, it will be well worth the investment of time and energy in the long run. Receiving a good preschool education is vital during a child's formative years, as children in this tender age group absorb and achieve more than at any other stage in their school life. This crucial first step on the educational road fosters an interest, enthusiasm and confidence that has every chance of persisting through their subsequent time in school. At TickiKids, we pride ourselves on our understanding of the things that really matter to parents when it comes to childcare and preschool education. You want your child to be happy, confident, challenged and able to reach his/her potential physically, socially, emotionally and, sure enough, academically, before moving on to the next school. Fret not, because we have done the hard work for you. For our educational guide, we’ve compiled a comprehensive list of the top preschools and daycare options in Hong Kong.

  • 3 ways to get your child to read more

    3 ways to get your child to read more

    “How do I stop being on the screen all the time and get him interested in reading?” -asked my friend, mother of a 12-year-old.I looked at my friend surprised, wondering what prompted her to ask this question. We were traveling in the Hong Kong subway which is called MTR (short for Mass Transit Rail). She pointed towards a family sitting in a few seats away. The child was reading a book!! While this was a common sight when we were growing up, these days books and newspapers have been replaced by phones and tablets. In Hong Kong, it is a common to see all ages glued to their screen irrespective of whether they are walking or sitting or dining!!!

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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:

  • 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. 

  • 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?!





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