Parenting

Parenting
Internet Age Limit

Internet Age Restrictions: What Are They and Why Do They Matter?

At what age is it safe to let your kids use social media? You can say NO — and, for things with age restrictions, here's why you really should.
Hopways

Hopways: Safe Ride Sharing for Busy Kids in and around Paris

Struggling to keep up with your family's hectic schedule? For reliable, flexible and kid-friendly transportation in and around Paris, it's Hopways to the rescue!
#metoo

Man in the Kitchen: What Do We Tell Our Kids in the Age of #MeToo?

A father contemplates the best way to educate and protect both boys and girls when out on the dating scene in the age of #MeToo.
raising boys

Man in the Kitchen: Embracing Your Child’s Sexual Identity

When your child is ready to share with you who they really are, expect the unexpected and the rest will follow.
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.
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?
listening to your kids

Teen Coach: It’s Magic When You Really “Listen Up” to Your Kids

How many times has your child felt the frustration of being unsuccessful in communicating to you important information, because you weren’t really listening? And how many times has your child snapped back at you, talked a mile a minute, or shut down, all acts that may be the equivalent of shouting “Listen up!”?
internet safety resources

Parenting in a Digital World: The Best Internet Safety Resources

Digital parenting is no different than ‘regular’ parenting and one of the first things that a parent does is memorize the contact information for emergency services. Well my Digital Parenting friends, this post contains all the contact information that you need in the event of a digital emergency in France, the UK and Belgium. And I hope that you NEVER EVER need them.
back to school

The Essential Parisian Back to School Survival Guide

C’est la rentrée! INSPIRELLE's handy back-to-school survival guide will make getting back to school as stress-free as possible for you and your family!