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6 Steps to Wean Your Children (and You) from Digital Toys after the Summer

Over summer your family probably spent more time connected than they usually spend during the school year. But there is no reason to panic or to feel guilty. You can transition back to school and back to work in a painless manner with a digital detox!
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Nutritionist in Paris: How to Handle Children’s Weight Issues

Nutritionist Charlotte Debeugny offers parents her top tips on how to handle children's weight gain in a healthy and positive way.
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The Motherhood Diaries: Facing Unwanted Advice or Worse, Scolding

The usually reserved French love to tell new mothers what to do. Motherhood diarist Joanne Archibald offers helpful strategies when facing unwanted advice.

Newcomers to Paris: Don’t Miss “Bloom Where You’re Planted” and “Paris College Day”

Don't miss Bloom and Paris College Day, two key Paris events for English-speaking newcomers that could help you better navigate your life in France and make the right educational choice for your university-bound kids.
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Gesret Method: Leap of Faith to Curing Asthma

As a parent of a child who suffers from the big trilogy – asthma, food allergies and eczema – I spend hours, days on end and nights trying to find non-medicinal solutions. I came across the Gesret Method, which claims to cure asthma, allergies, eczema and psoriasis. After exhausting my research, I decided to bring my son for a session with a wish to cure his asthma.
Open Letter to parents with children in French schools.

Teen Coach: Open Letter to Families in French Schools

Many of us bash the French school system because our teens are subject to rigorous requirements, tough grading, and receive sparse encouragement from their teachers; while “at home” teachers encourage their students and reward them with easy grading.
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3 Ways Having a Trans Child Has Inspired Me

A mom in Paris describes how embracing her tween's gender identity brought unexpected rewards to the whole family.
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Dance Classes for Little Girls and Boys in Paris

September is not just back-to-school time in France, it’s also back to after-school activities. The time when Parisians sign up their daughters up for ballet and their sons up for judo – or in my case, the reverse.
parallel lives

Man in the Kitchen: Can Parallel Lives Run on the Same Track?

How do two people living under one marriage make emotional ends meet when their careers operate on such separate tracks? And, does whipping up a decent risotto equal support?
Easter in Paris

6 Egg-cellent Ways to Spend Easter in and Around Paris

Spending Easter in Paris? For a twist on the traditional egg hunt (chasse aux oeufs), why not get out to explore some of the spectacular museums, gardens and parks in and around Paris? Here are some of INSPIRELLE's top picks to ensure you have an eggs-ellent weekend: