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teens online

Digital Parenting: The Inside Scoop on Screen Limits for Teens (Part 3)

Parents of teens are in the forefront of digital parenting challenges as they live with young people who have grown up in a digital world, who seem fearless as they navigate the digital highway and who display mindboggling ease with swiping, tapping and switching screens. What are they up to online, and what should parents be concerned about?
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!!!

Child Bullying: How to Help Your Child Stand Up for Himself

Your emotions run high: you’ve just discovered that your child is bullied, anger or fear are rising and you want to take action right now! Not so fast....First, find out why & how YOU can empower your child to fight back the bully.
parenting teens

Teen Coach: Stupid is as Stupid Does

Dear readers, how many of you have a vision of how you would like your teen to be? If your teen is lucky, you ditched that vision somewhere in primary school.
Hopways carpooling

HOPWAYS Provides Innovative Carpooling Solution for Parents in France

When one expat mom got together with two Parisian mothers to start a carpool for their children’s activities, they had no idea it would evolve into a successful community sharing venture called HOPWAYS. Now over 1,000 families in and around Paris use the online service to organize pools by car, foot and public transport to help parents keep up with all their children’s activities.
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?
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.
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Pop Culture Mama: The Wonderful World of Warhol

One of the great things about raising kids in Paris is how much history and culture they absorb just by walking around. A casual stroll through the center of town will expose them to classic architecture, contemporary sculpture and haute couture, all before lunch. Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean we are all raising little art aficionados. I’ve gotten smarter about planning cultural outings.
digital parenting

Digital Parenting: The Inside Scoop on Screen Limits for Children (Part 1)

The first in a three-part series in which digital parenting expert Elizabeth Milovidov shares the real deal: how insiders on eSafety deal with their own children, the rules that they set and best practices.
teen smoking

The Smoking Gun: Parisian Teens and Cigarettes

Nearly every day for seven years now, my morning ritual has included a cloud of smoke hanging over a throng of students, many of whom have a cigarette in hand... No matter which arrondissement teens come from, the clothes they wear and the music they listen to, their main accessory is a cigarette (aka a “clope”).