Brrrr… the cold is hitting the capital alongside the November issue of beijingkids. Focusing on entrepreneurial spirit, our features cover five Beijing-based business-owners, primarily moms and teens, who share their struggles, ambitions to be successful, and yet-to-accomplish dreams.
Thanksgiving this month falls on November 26 and we have compiled a list of where to get your turkey, outside catering options, and that all-essential pumpkin pie. Spice up chicken with the Indian-born Nair family who share a quick Indian-style recipe. Seven-year-old Julius Cheng samples contemporary Cantonese at Indigo Mall’s Crystal Jade.
Just because it’s cold doesn’t mean you should stay home; we have eight indoor activities you should try for different age groups. Six-year-old Danish-born Asta Fris Lodahl and her teacher American Chris Van Buskirk, from House of Knowledge International School and Kindergarten show us how to make a lantern to light up winter nights.
Filipina Genevieve Co See, is a mom who started UrbanCoolKids in response to her daughter’s bumps and bruises, while the recently opened little oasis offers parents a beautiful, relaxing space to host their kids birthdays. Our mom makeover takes place at Kempinski Center’s new salon, Evolve, with mom of two Vanessa Gauthier.
Our learning section spotlights the British School of Beijing Shunyi and Canadian International School of Beijing students’ take on business-centric school programs, a debate from Beijing International Bilingual Academy students on what shapes personal success, and artwork from BSB Sanlitun students.
"So where were you born?" "I was born in a Mercedes in Beijing on the way to the hospital!" This is the perfect icebreaker, which Anni Happrich can use at her disposal later in life. Anni’s mom Kerstin Happrich tells us her amazing story and we hear from Obstetrician/Gynecologist Dr. Alejandra Mora of International SOS how to plan your birth. Dr. Melissa Rodriguez covers on iron deficiency and Dr. George Hu talks shares tips on tackling discipline.
Ember Swift and Sally Wilson write on the cost of raising kids and the best age to leave kids home alone, respectively.
And as always, search our event listings for fun family events, and see our Noticeboard for the most exciting community news this month in Beijing.