Six Steps to Make Your Domestic Helper Ready to Care for Your Baby

It’s never easy to let someone else take care of your baby. Are you ready for your domestic helper to take care of your baby?

 

In Asia, it is common practice for parents to let the domestic helper take care of their baby. Although everybody agrees on how convenient this arrangement is, it is often pretty tough for mummies to leave their little love to the care of a stranger – especially if they just hired her. Before leaving the helper with your baby, follow these…

How to Take Care of the Elderly?

Looking after the needs of the elderly can be physically and emotionally draining for caregivers as it requires time, commitment, and hard work. Caring for an elderly individual who suffers a health disease or a particular condition can be even more demanding as they need extra and specific attention. Here are some tips to help you care for loved ones in the comfort of your home:

Make your home safe for elderly people by having anti-scald devices and grab bars installed in the shower…

9 Activities for Helpers to Do with Kids

Our children spend a lot of time with our domestic helpers and as such we expect them to bond and spend quality time together. What better way than through fun activities? Our children are fond of them (and let’s face it, so are we!), and on top of contributing to helping them connect with others, activities are a great way for our little ones to develop cognitively and emotionally. One can easily run out of ideas to entertain them, but worry not, we have compiled a list of fun and interactive…

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 support…

10 Back-to-school Tips for Parents

Summer is coming to an end. Very soon, it will be that time of the year (again) when our little ones will be heading back to school. It can be a stressful time for them and for us – let’s face it! Planning ahead can make all the difference in the world and help us get ready for school with total peace of mind. Here are some few tips to avoid juggling it all at the last minute:

Don’t wait up till the last minute to go back-to-school shopping. If possible, take your kids with you to get them…

Is my Domestic Helper Taking Good Care of my Children?

Entrusting someone with the care of our children is in itself a pretty big leap of faith. Part of the job of being a parent is to make sure that our little ones are safe and always well taken care of. No matter how much we trust our domestic helpers, it is natural to worry – especially when we are away most of the day – and wonder whether our kids are well cared for. It can be difficult to know for sure that our domestic helpers are doing well with the kids without resorting to extreme measures…

Preparing Your Helper’s Room

Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated cities in the world. More than 7 million people are packed into a relatively small space – as only 25% of the land is habitable due to irregular terrain. Going compact and creative when it comes to arranging space are absolute musts. For many Hong Kongers, coping with limited space has become the new normal. Things get a tad more complicated though for those among us who are employing a live-in foreign domestic helper (FDW) – as live-outs…

Press Release – LegCo Advises to Take Measures to Meet Rising Elder Care Needs

Since the early 1970s, Foreign Domestic Helpers (FDH) are an integral part of Hong Kong society but today more than ever: in 20 years the number of Domestic Helpers doubled representing today 11% of local households. Philippine and Indonesian people represent 95% of the FDHs, resulting in a significant rise of the contribution to the Indonesian and Filipino economies over the last years.

 

Even if currently childcare is the primary duty of foreign domestic helpers, the…

Your Alternatives when Your Helper Goes on Holidays

Foreign domestic workers (FDWs) are playing a crucial role in the life of many Singaporeans – especially for those of us who have to juggle a full-time job with a family life. We come to realize it – even more – when they go on holidays leaving us with many tasks to handle. While our helpers are looking forward to their next holidays to get to see and reconnect with their loved ones back home, many of us are left wondering how we are going to manage without them. Even though that can…

10 Helper Cooking Classes in Hong Kong

Cooking classes are surely the best way to build up your helper’s confidence in the kitchen and enable her to master new skills, learn the art of cooking in different cuisines and become more creative about food. There are many options of cooking classes for your helpers out there. Read on to find just what you have been looking for all along.

 

Towngas runs basic cookery classes targeted at helpers. Their Introduction to Chinese Cooking course will teach your helper everything…