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Parenting Shy Kids with Fixed or Growth Mindset?

Published 02 December 2019 at 21:21


Parenting Shy Kids with Fixed or Growth Mindset?

“I am fine when I am with someone I know. I can chat away for hours together on any subject that comes up. When it comes to talking to someone I don’t know, that’s when I am tongue-tied. It is worse when I am in a group setting. It’s like a cat runs away with my tongue! I lose all my speaking and connecting abilities. Almost like someone has put a spell on me.” A sentiment I come across with so many teen clients of mine. And each one of them is talented and confident in their way.

Anyone who has ever felt shy in a situation or has been a shy person, knows very well what goes on in the mind, body, and intellect of the person. The mind is full of anxiety. The body is tense with heart racing faster than the fastest Formula 1 car. Intellect, the reasoning centre, tells you, everyone out there is there to judge you and to laugh at you. Scientifically, the brain goes into a “fight or flight” mode.

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The Most Imaginative Gifts to Excite Your Kids

Published 26 November 2019 at 08:19


The Most Imaginative Gifts to Excite Your Kids

Looking for a gift for a child who already has everything? Not sure where to start with your gift shopping for your own kids, their classmates, your nieces or nephews? Don't despair! You will be spoilt for choice with our selection of original items all available to buy online or in stores across Hong Kong. These unique children’s presents will incentivise them to be on their best behaviour from now on. From balance bikes and road track sets to tactical board games, a space and planetarium projector, 3D pens and app-enabled robots, we've rounded up the most marvellously imaginative, kid-approved gifts for everybody from babies to teenagers.

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10 Ultimate Things to Do with Kids in the Run-up to Christmas

Published 25 November 2019 at 18:15


10 Ultimate Things to Do with Kids in the Run-up to Christmas

It’s officially December and Christmas creeps up ever closer. It means you are now most probably getting excited about family holiday activities over the festive period. Whether you opt for a Christmas performance, family brunch in a restaurant or atmospheric Christmas markets, here is our selection of fun and festive ideas for what to do with kids in Hong Kong during December.

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Discover the Best Winter Camps Hong Kong has to offer in 2019/2020

Published 12 November 2019 at 06:33


Discover the Best Winter Camps Hong Kong has to offer in 2019/2020

With winter school holidays around the corner, parents may well be setting their sights on flexible, fun and educational camps with the joy of a playful childhood. But which camps are best set to support your children's ambitions and help them to get ahead at school? TickiKids' Education Editors consider the best options for this season.

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Great Ideas for Throwing a Spooky Halloween Party for Kids

Published 09 October 2019 at 17:24


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!!!

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Top School Holiday Camps in HK for Autumn 2019

Published 13 September 2019 at 18:43


Top School Holiday Camps in HK for Autumn 2019

Hong Kong with its vast range of children's activities on offer is always a whirlwind, but even more so this autumn with holiday camps ranging from sports sessions, language intensive courses, coding and drama programmes for 3 to 18 year olds. It is important to support each child in striking a successful balance between academic and leisure activity. With the autumn school holidays beginning soon, TickiKids investigates which camps are the best around. The emphasis, as elsewhere at TickiKids, is on variety, inclusion, and encourages kids to explore new activities, cultivate new interests and develop a variety of skills.

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The Best Family Restaurants in Far-Flung Corners of the World

Published 27 August 2019 at 19:37


The Best Family Restaurants in Far-Flung Corners of the World

Are you an adventurous spirit who loves to travel around the world? Perhaps you like to go off the beaten track as opposed to venturing into tourist hotspots? One of the things we love to do while on holiday is to enjoy the local cuisine and try foods we've never had before. If you want to combine your love of food with your sense of adventure, why not search for restaurants in remote places? To save you some of the legwork, we have uncovered some of the best restaurants in the far-flung corners of the world, so that you can plan your next family vacation with spontaneity in mind.

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TickiKids' Educational Guide 2019: Top preschools in Hong Kong

Published 29 July 2019 at 15:17


TickiKids' Educational Guide 2019: 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.

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Best Cooking and Baking Classes for Kids in Hong Kong

Published 21 May 2019 at 21:29


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.

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Summer Camps Guide 2019: Best Programmes for Kids & Teens in Hong Kong

Published 13 May 2019 at 16:49


Summer Camps Guide 2019: Best Programmes for Kids & Teens in Hong Kong

There is a host of summer holiday programmes popping up all over town and they are all unique. It is vital that you take time to find the summer camp that best meets your child's needs and personality. Here is TickiKids' pick of some of the most interesting ones that will start from June 2019. Each has its own particular features that make it quite distinct. It goes without saying that, your little ones will make new friends and discover new interests and hobbies, progressing outside of school through these vibrant programmes. Be sure to check out the comprehensive summer camps guide for booking and detailed information.

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