Communicating Effectively with Your Children

Children go through various development stages and are continuously learning and developing new skills. One of the very first skills developed is communication. The latter plays a central role in their everyday life and is crucial to ensuring a healthy development. Parenting is a full-time job: your child is going to need all the help they can get from you – and other caregivers – to build valuable communication skills.

 

Here is what you should know to effectively …

4種常見外傭問題及克服的方法

這些問題有時會令你同外傭的關係變得複雜。如果問題沒有得到及時解決,最終會導致你和外傭關係惡化。這裡是一些最常見的你可能會遇到的問題和解決問題的小竅門。

 

問題1:對你的外傭工作不滿

可能你有各種對外傭工作不滿的理由,使你感到沮喪甚至生氣。有時候,這是因為她沒有像你所希望的那樣打掃房間,或者是因為她把各種雜物放在廚房櫃台上太久而沒有把它們放回原處,或者因為你有理由相信你的孩子沒有得到很好的照顧甚至被忽略了等等。…

4 Common Domestic Helper Problems and How to Overcome Them

Issues can sometimes arise and complicate your relationship with your domestic helper. If they have not promptly been dealt with, they can end up deteriorating your relationship with your helper. Here are some of the most common problems you can face and a few tips to overcome them.

 

Problem 1: You are not satisfied with your domestic helper’s work

There might be various reasons why you are not satisfied with your helper’s work, causing you to feel frustrated and even…

Mother’s Day: Special Gift for a Special Person

Celebrating Mother’s Day on the second Sunday of May is a tradition since the early 20th century. It is not a public holiday, however, it’s widely celebrated as a special day to honour all mothers and motherhood all over the world. All children wish to offer a special gift to this very special person who has been doing so much struggle, just to keep them happy and to fulfil their dreams.

 

The best gifts come from the heart. What about making a handcrafted present…

Helpers Got Tips on Managing Savings Through HelperChoice Academy

“What are your dreams and your goals?”

This is the first question the instructor asked domestic helpers who attended the HelperChoice Academy’s first “Money Wise Migrants” workshop on 29 April 2018. Most domestic helpers come to work in Hong Kong in order to contribute more to their families, but many of them have their own dreams: provide a good education for their children, buy a house, have their own business in their home country… And…

Can I Add More Domestic Worker House Rules After I Have Hired Her?

It is important to set expectations and daily schedules and to stick to those. But that does not mean that you cannot add more house rules if you think there is a need for this.

“Our helper was great when she started, but she just does not follow instructions anymore. She is great with the children so I don’t want to fire her, but things need to change.” Managing a domestic helper can be frustrating at times. You may live with her in one small apartment without any …

Should My Helper Dine with Us?

Having a domestic helper who lives in with your family 24/7 can sometimes be tricky as the traditional employer-employee relationship gets blurred. You – and certainly your helper – might just end up feeling confused and not knowing where you stand about certain things. That’s perfectly understandable given the peculiar nature of the relationship – the live-in factor doesn’t make it any easier. It is okay to wonder where to draw the line on some things – such as …

3 Tips to Help Your Domestic Helper Organise Their Cleaning Work

You’ve found a domestic helper but you’re not quite sure how to assist them in doing a great job. From scrubbing sinks and cleaning kitchen cupboards to vacuuming rugs and polishing glass, there are so many cleaning tasks in your home, and it really is a win-win for you and your domestic helpers if you can help your helpers do their best. With that said, let’s look at three top tips to help your helpers clean your house thoroughly.

 

Work out what needs cleaning

The first…

Helpers Learn to Prepare Delicious Cupcakes Thanks to HelperChoice Academy

On 7 April 2018, six proactive domestic helpers, who enrolled in HelperChoice Academy,  joined a cupcake demo workshop organised by the Academy program. During this fun and engaging baking lesson, the participants learned from a professional everything about making and decorating fabulous cupcakes.

 

The whole lesson was very informative and interactive. The teacher was really light-hearted and engaging. She made use of examples that are related to helpers e.g.…

House Rules for Domestic Helpers

Helpers are a blessing to many families, but managing them can be challenging. Drafting house rules for domestic helpers and specific helper guidelines will create some much-wanted peace. 

 

Every household has their own rhythms and habits. A new helper joining your family may have difficulty with the house rules used in your family. Even if she has a lot of experience, she will need time to learn your way of doing things. You can discuss the house rules for domestic helpers…