Hiring a Foreign Domestic Helper in Hong Kong – some things you need to know!

In my previous blog I wrote about Hong Kong’s lifeline: the Foreign Domestic Helpers (FDH), who sacrifice a life without their families to work and live with Hong Kong families to help them with the household and childcare. I addressed some of the pro’s and con’s of hiring a helper, so if you are not sure what to do, please read my blog.

If you are thinking of hiring a Foreign Domestic Helper, let me give you some tips. Especially if it is your first time you might feel overwhelmed and uncertain about the process and since it has quite an impact on your family, you want to do it right. So here we go: Continue reading “Hiring a Foreign Domestic Helper in Hong Kong – some things you need to know!”

Foreign Domestic Helpers – the backbone of many Hong Kong families

I have been writing quite a lot of blogs about moving to Hong Kong with children, but one topic I have not addressed before: Hong Kong’s amazing Foreign Domestic Helpers. The ladies, often referred to as aunties, are the backbone of Hong Kong. Many families in Hong Kong rely heavily upon them, since other forms of childcare are not widely available or suitable due to the long work hours of both parents.  Let me tell you a bit more about Foreign Domestic Helpers in Hong Kong so you can determine if you might want to hire one to help your family. Continue reading “Foreign Domestic Helpers – the backbone of many Hong Kong families”

Local schools for expat children in Hong Kong – why you should go for it!

After reading my blog about schooling, you might think that the only option for expat children is an international school. I must admit that that was my initial thought when moving to Hong Kong as a non Chinese speaker. But after some interesting conversations with expat parents who made the choice of sending their kids to a local school, I do believe both type of schools have their pro’s and con’s and it depends on what you think is best for your child and situation. Continue reading “Local schools for expat children in Hong Kong – why you should go for it!”

All you need to know about tutoring in Hong Kong

Everyone who has read my blogs on schooling, knows that education and being the best student in class is very important to Hong Kong parents. Not surprisingly many kids have a tutor to help them throughout their school career. I found out that it is quite a big business in Hong Kong. So let me give you some insights. Continue reading “All you need to know about tutoring in Hong Kong”

What I wish I would have known before moving with kids to Hong Kong

With over 300.000 expats in the city, you are certainly not the first mother that arrives with a young baby, toddler, kid, or teen… so don’t be scared (as I felt!) and let me help you to be prepared! Because actually,  I believe it will be an awesome experience.  Also read Life of an expat in Hong Kong – what to expect? Continue reading “What I wish I would have known before moving with kids to Hong Kong”