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Three Steps to becoming a "Listening" Parent

Published 22 January 2019 at 20:09


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:

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ELĒKRŎN: Premiere of the Show That Electrifies the World

Published 17 January 2019 at 17:03


ELĒKRŎN: Premiere of the Show That Electrifies the World

Despite the Christmas season having come to an end, your family calendar won’t be empty in January. Hong Kong and the rest of Asian audiences can start preparing to be amazed by the world’s first action-packed, all-electric, indoor theatrical stunt show ‒ ELĒKRŎN. Featuring an acclaimed and prestigious production team, custom-adapted electric vehicles ‒ powered by Tesla motors, a star-studded cast from around the globe, a comprehensive selection of circus artists, astounding special effects and an array of unrelenting and heart-stopping stunts... This world-class spectacular is the most hotly anticipated event of the year, with widespread appeal beyond just car enthusiasts and circus freaks. Read on and find out how to witness the biggest legendary show with its UNRIVALLED SELECTION OF FAMILY PACKAGES.

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Chinese New Year 2019: Top Ideas for a Fun and Memorable Celebration

Published 10 January 2019 at 07:24


Chinese New Year 2019: Top Ideas for a Fun and Memorable Celebration

The Year of the Pig hasn’t officially begun yet, but hundreds of thousands will be taking to the streets in a little while to see in the new year by watching dazzling fireworks, parades and compelling shows. Best of all, Hong Kong welcomes Chinese New Year 2019 with a variety of lively celebrations. Whether you are entertaining with your kids, accommodating the extended family on a flying visit or simply in need of some jolly preparation ideas, we round up the best of Hong Kong’s festive offerings that are certain to cater to all the family.

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Making Conversation with People of Different Ages

Published 21 December 2018 at 07:54


Making Conversation with People of Different Ages

8-year old Timmy’s relatives are coming to town soon for Christmas. There will be kids, teens, adults and elderly people. Timmy is excited to meet them all, but there is one big problem… The boy gets worried, as he has no idea what to talk with his relatives about when they come over. Check out the carefully crafted conversational advice from an expert.

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

Published 06 December 2018 at 22:15


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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Trendy Christmas Gifts for Your Kids: Christmas Gift Guide 2018

Published 27 November 2018 at 01:00


Trendy Christmas Gifts for Your Kids: Christmas Gift Guide 2018

Christmas is on its merry way and the streets of Hong Kong are a sumptuous feast for the senses during the weeks approaching the festive period. However, when it comes to scrabbling around for secret Santa gifts many parents meet Yuletide with a certain kind of tension and even panic. Chin up! This year, preparing for Christmas will be a breeze! TickiKids’ carefully crafted selection of trendy gifts for your kids will take the stress out of Christmas shopping.

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Is Your Child a Smartphone Addict?

Published 23 November 2018 at 23:40


Is Your Child a Smartphone Addict?

I often hear mums concerned about the amount of time children spend on their phones playing games, and in the process not only do they lose track of the time, but it's also hard to pull them away from the game.  Whilst it is true for the mobile devices in general, in this article I will focus on the gaming part of the devices. I will give a glimpse of what goes on in the mind of a video gamer and why it’s challenging to pull them away from the game or indeed, pulling themselves away. I will also give tips on what can potentially be done.

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Best Christmas Camps 2018

Published 19 November 2018 at 20:34


Best Christmas Camps 2018

The days of endless academic study are gone, and Christmas school holidays are finally upon us. For some parents, children’s holiday camps are the stepping stone for achieving progression, enhancing the current child’s performance in a particular area and maximising their offspring’s talents. And rightly so, extra activities are a fundamental part of education and highly beneficial in building communication and teamwork skills, whilst having an enormous amount of fun. The menu of holiday programmes in Hong Kong is almost countless and it can be hard to know where to start when trying to choose from an array of outstanding Christmas camps. Fortunately, TickiKids has hunted down the best Christmas camps for kids in Hong Kong to create memorable winter holidays for your little ones. Get booking now!

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Ten Brilliant Things to Do with Kids on a Rainy Day

Published 02 November 2018 at 19:02


Ten Brilliant Things to Do with Kids on a Rainy Day

If the weather turns grey and the torrential rainstorm has poured water on your plans, it is very easy for your mind to go completely blank. Are you still on the hunt for the perfect boredom-busting activities for children? Chin up! You are in safe hands now: luckily, TickiKids are experts at presenting a “Plan B”, revealing plenty of brilliant things to do with kids on a rainy day. We’ve put together ten of our favourite video tutorials. This lifesaver will be of interest to all parents who want to have some fun family time in a comfort of their homes, using easily available materials. 

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Public Speaking? Nah… Just Tell a Story!

Published 20 October 2018 at 16:58


Public Speaking? Nah… Just Tell a Story!

I dedicate this article to my favourite age group – the youth of today. Much has been said and written about this topic and yet it remains an enigma to most of us when it really shouldn’t be. It should be as easy as it is for a 4-year-old to tell a story.

Recently I was invited to mentor a group of kids to improve their public speaking skills. These kids were going to present their project to a group of judges and the best idea was to win an award to fund their idea. I first asked them to tell me about their project. As they told me about why they chose the project, the passion, enthusiasm, and energy in their gestures and body language was apparent. Then I asked them to present their idea to me as they would to the judges.

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