Bringing up teenagers in any city in the world has it’s trials and tribulations but for a huge expat community being a parent of a teenager suddenly means a whole new set of responsibilities. And while our children were little, no one will deny that having a maid to help out with the domestic drudgery meant we had more time to explore stimulating classes and play sessions but no amount of staff (well maybe a driver would help!) can provide respite from the often fraught path of teenage life.
Many of us have spent part of our summers back in our home countries where often teenagers can dress differently, behave differently, speak differently and importantly the repercussions of their behaviour are dealt with differently by the authorities than they are here. That’s not to say one system is better than the other, there are problems everywhere but this is where we live so we need to work within the confines of the norms here. Read more
Expat Echo Dubai is proud to be an online media partner for Back to School, an event which aims to inspire, educate and entertain thousands of Dubai youngsters ahead of the new academic year. If you are not sure what to do with your children after the summer holidays because they have tried everything under the sun and need something new, fun and interactive then Back to School is the event for you. Taking place from 13 – 15 September at Meydan, you and your children will experience a range of activities, products, games and the latest developments relevant to the youth market here in the UAE. Read more
School is out and its vacation time. Summer camp to the rescue! Many schools, nursery schools and children’s clubs will be hosting holiday camps, so whether their passion is football or painting, there are bound to be plenty of options in Dubai to choose from.
Here’s a (growing) list of 2012 summer camps for kids in Dubai. Read more
Reader’s Paradise is Dubai’s first online book rental library for both adults and children that delivers books to your doorstep. Search books in their online catalogue, rent the books you like – and get them delivered to your door. When you’re done reading, they will deliver new books to you and collect the old ones from you. And the best part is you get to read them at your pace after renting as there’s no due dates or late charges on any of the books. Read more
Belkiz Feedaway (Feedaway), an award winning, portable, lightweight, cardboard feeding chair – ideal for short-term solutions, feeding on the go, or where space is at a premium – is now available in the UAE.
Easy to assemble, innovative and recyclable, the Feedaway is ideal for toddlers up to 20 months of age, or up to 20kg, who are away from home. Read more
I am always excited to find out about the opening of a new playground and activities for children in Dubai. Indoor options for soft play areas during the hot summer months and the many sandstorms are so valuable.
If you wonder where to take the kids for a play and to try out various activities like art, music, science, gym, cooking, singing and so much more. You will be happy to hear about Apple Seeds Dubai. This play space located in the Gold and Diamond Park opened up last week. The original Read more