This month is all about tweens (kids aged 10-12), that awkward age between childhood and the teen years. We speak to a health professional and a P.E.T. teacher about the best way to support your tween as they undergo physical, emotional, and psychological changes. To lighten things up, we’ve also got a roundup of age-appropriate activities that won’t break the bank.
Summer’s almost over, and that means back to school for most families. However, there’s still a bit of time left to go on that decadent hotel staycation (China World Hotel even has a special promotion for students and teachers). Also in Playing, we revisit Liangma Qiao on a self-guided walking tour and look at Beijing’s best swim clubs.
Though school is almost here, China has no shortage of holidays to look forward to. Family Travels features reports from Sanya and the Philippines this month, while Deputy Managing Editor Ellis Friedman interviews Eliott’s Corner about holiday reading strategies.
In Dining, we visit Nuage for the best late-summer outdoor dining in Houhai and make a refreshing beetroot salad with Hilton Beijing. Be careful what you eat, however; students from BSB weigh in on the country’s food scandals.
In Talking Shop, we write about Plastered T-Shirts’ continued relevance as a purveyor of funky, witty, Beijing-flavored tees. In Birthday Bash, older kids get some love with a review of KTV chain Party World (done by a real, live teen).
This month, regular columnists Dr. Richard Saint Cyr and naturopath Melissa Rodriguez touch on dehydration remedies and tween health respectively. In Parenting, Christopher Lay agonizes about finding the "perfect" school and Ember Swift takes up arms against the domination of Chinese in her household.
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