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college search

American College Search Tips for Teens in France

Do you have a teenager in France looking to apply to a North American university? Here are some expert college search tips to help you demystify the process.
digital age

Parisian Parenting in the Digital Age

E-safety consultant Elizabeth Milovidov shares her tips and tricks on keeping Parisian kids safe and parents sane in the digital age.
children's allergies

Adventures in Allergies: Where It All Began

Like many allergic kids, my three year old has the trilogy of allergies, eczema and asthma. Just three weeks after his birth, he began having red rashes on his cheeks... The pediatrician told me he had eczema. What? I didn’t even know what eczema was!!!
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Mr. Picky Eater And His Food Allergies

Having a child with food allergies means you probably have a picky eater. As babies, they have a natural defense/instinct to reject foods that could harm them. Nature is well made. As they grow older, they become a bit fearful of food and trying new things, which makes feeding an allergic child more challenging.
How to talk to kids about terrorism

Talking to Kids about Terror and Anxiety

All trauma impacts children, and terrorism is a unique type of traumatic event. Like all trauma, it is sudden and unpredictable. Unlike all trauma, it is inherently violent. How do we talk to our children about terrorism?
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How I Protect My Child With Food Allergies at School

Any mom who has a an allergic picky eater knows just how sensitive a proper diet is for the little one’s well being. For those of you with allergic children in Paris, here are some steps you can take to help protect your child in school and generate awareness of food allergies.
Pokemon Go

Pokémon Go: Why a Hip Mama Suited Up for Battle

When an ultra-trendy augmented reality game like Pokémon Go takes the world by storm, what does a mother do? Gear up and join the fun!
Oriana Timsit School Choices

Teen Scene: The Difficult Choice between Fromage and Cheesecake

It’s hard to believe that just one month ago I was landing in New York with a very busy schedule and some important decisions to make. Now it’s time to go back to school in Paris. Yes, the dreaded “rentrée” has arrived. But before I return to sneakers, alarm clocks and the airless metro wagons of line 13 (or as I call it: purgatory on wheels), let me recap my summer.
tween screen limits

Digital Parenting: The Inside Scoop on Screen Limits for Tweens

Tweens think they're more digitally savvy than they are. Digital parenting expert Elizabeth Milovidov gives advice on setting screen limits for tweens.
bicultural child

Which School System for my Bicultural Child?

Feeling lost in an education system that's not your own? Find what works for you and your bicultural child with this helpful advice.