September is finally here! This is one of our favorite months as fall sets in and the balance of hot and cold temperature is just right. As the season changes, more doctor trip season starts as well as kids will get stomach bugs, the flu, and other ailments. So this month’s issue is health heavy focused as we look at the state of local hospital, insurance breakdown, and what’s China’s vaccination schedule is like.
In our health section Dr Melissa Rodriguez gives six reasons to have a well put together salad and Dr. George Hu touches on suggestion to parents on how to support good mental health. Take the trip to Beyou World with the kids to try out different role play or head out of town to one of the organic farms to enjoy the harvesting period as highlighted in our playing section.
After or before heading off to check out Beyou World and farms you can try the Derwent family’s banana-oat cookies for that yum snack. If cooking is taking a lot of time from the busy family, try out TRIBE’s specially crafted meals plans for kids that will be delivered to your home.
Schools and organizations share their latest developments in our Noticeboard column. Also, in the living section we spolight start up technology company Origins Technology that’s makes air purifiers and monitors indoor air quality. The Hutong as a mixed birthday party theme option of cupcakes and martial arts. Shaking things up in our mom makeover is Rebecca Shook who moves to a more smart casual look.
Beijing’s summer exodus means kids were enjoying their time some place else, so here we let the students at Tsinghua International School tell us what they did this summer. ISB students debate the pros and cons of getting vaccinated in our new restructured roundtable format. Ivy Academy’s art teacher describes her students’ art work from their inspiration to their interpretation in our learning section.
How to restart life after the kids have flown off to start a new chapter in their lives? Here’s a close look at expat nest syndrome as written by our Shunyi correspondent Sally Wilson. Ember Swift shares with us her daughter’s curiosity to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in our parenting section.
Due to the September 3-5 holiday, distribution of our magazine will be delayed at our usual drop off points. Pick up your copy from tomorrow and in the meantime take a look at our online version here.