Guess what falls on Sunday, June 15? That’s right – Father’s Day. It occurred to us that we’ve never done a dad-centric issue before, so we’re setting the record straight with the June 2014 issue of beijingkids. We talk to four expat dads about parenting in Beijing, investigate the growing phenomenon of long-distance families, interview fathers and sons who bond through sports, and complete our first-ever dad makeover.
Since it’s June, this issue is also chock-full of summer content. We’ve got family-friendly bike itineraries (Hegezhuang, Houhai, and Tsinghua/Beida), a roundup of al fresco dining spots and the city’s best fountains for outdoor play, and an a story about camping on the Great Wall.
This month, columnists Melissa Rodriguez and Dr. Richard Saint Cyr share a cooling recipe for peach nectar and write about the health benefits of fatherhood respectively. In addition, Christopher Lay reflects on lessons from his own dad and Ember Swift realizes that post-partum troubles affect men too.
In Dining, French mom Isabelle Justo shares a cooling recipe for cold avocado soup and we review delicious Korean fried chicken at Chicken Suutak’s.
Also in June, 10-year-old Ella Smith from Daystar Academy writes about her class visit to Shepherd’s Field Children’s Village and Kyle Mullin looks into the benefits of infant massage.
Over a year ago, we spoke to Elisabeth Koch about sending her daughter Bernadette to a local kindergarten. Well, now she’s switched her back to an international school; find out why in the latest issue.