Positive Outlook

Preparing for the first day of school Whether your child is entering international kindergarten or a local school, they are moving into a transformative and important time in their educational lives. A child’s first day of school can be emotional in more ways than one. The child might be crying, the parent may be emotional,

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Bed, Bath & Beyond

Mai Thu Ha and Ha Ngoc Thu Hien, founders of Bed & Pet-first, talk about expansion, pet health and the do’s and don’ts of boarding your fur-baby Bed & Pet-first (B&P) recently renovated, what changes and upgrades have been made to the villa? We upgraded our room system, such as a new ventilation system, additional

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Cultivate Curiosity

Curiosity comes in different forms, and we can encourage it in the classroom to help our students thrive What makes your students curious? When do you see their faces light up with interest at school? At home, my teen stepson is all about cars, all the time. My daughter is currently obsessed with astrology, while

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Beyond Academic Excellence, We Develop Character

The great news for the international school sector is that the demand for qualified international education is becoming increasingly accessible to families in Asia. Many institutions are being celebrated for their Western-style teaching, student diversity and vibrant learning environments. To tackle the question of why international schools are so popular recently— especially in Ho Chi

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Infectious Disease

What you need to know about infectious disease Some doctors would tell you that everything is infectious—in some ways, even certain psychiatric diseases are contagious! In medical terms, however, infectious diseases are those illnesses caused by external organisms—including viruses, bacteria, parasites, and some less-common vectors such as fungi and sporozoites. Some of these are easily

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Press and Release

The result of a full-body Thai treatment is often an exciting and powerful mind/body healing experience If you’re not looking closely for it, you just might miss it. Hidden within the winding roads of Thao Dien is a shaded street lined with boutique apartment buildings and decorative foliage. An array of colorful signs points you

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Smartphone dilemna – part two

Take Two, We Used To Daydream Have you found yourself picking up your phone a moment after you put it away? Do you slow down your walking so you can send a couple of texts? Ever stand behind someone texting while you patiently waited to place your order only to hear them say “ummmmm” when

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Breaking The Mold

As you watch your child grow, remember that each child develops at his or her own pace and the range of normal is quite wide One of the most topical issues we deal with as pediatricians in Japan is the problem of childhood developmental disorders. Just as in many other developed countries, societal stressors can

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Person-First Language

Focusing on who students are as individuals – instead of on learning differences or other descriptors – starts with empathy As educators strive to be inclusive of all children, one way to begin is to actively use person-first language, a form of linguistic etiquette in which we describe a trait or diagnosis as something a

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Woof Rider

Take your dog on your next motorbike trip exploring Vietnam On a bright Saturday morning Elizabeth Souba waited inside Café Zoom (169A De Tham, D1) close to Saigon’s backpacker area, the takeoff point for Vespa Adventures waiting for her day trip through Mekong Delta with Vespa Adventures Tour. Sunglasses? Check. Long pants? Check. Small Yorkshire

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