9 Activities for Helpers to Do with Kids in Hong Kong

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 ...

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Typhoon can bring massive damage to the city

Strong Typhoon Signal: Precautionary Measures and Domestic Helper Work Arrangement

Summer is the typhoon season in Hong Kong. Get prepared with these safety tips. Precautionary measures for strong typhoons Make sure you have enough food and essential groceries at home. Plan beforehand, as most stores and supermarkets will close if the Typhoon Signal Number 8 (or higher signal) is hoisted. Keep an eye on the Hong Kong Observatory’s website for T8 (strong typhoon) warnings, and follow the news if possible. Make sure that all ...

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Ensure your children have enough water intake especially during hot weather

Keeping Your Family Safe During Hot Weather

Hot weather can be particularly harsh on both children and elderly as their bodies are less efficient at regulating temperature. So how to make sure they always are safe in summer and how to recognize first signs of dehydration and sunstrokes? Here are our tips for hot days that you and your domestic helper should know.   At home Home is the place where your family will spend most of their time, although ...

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Tape the windows at your place prior to strong typhoons

The Main Concerns of Your Domestic Helper’s Work Safety

Your domestic helper’s, or actually anyone’s, work safety while doing household chores is often neglected. However, there are many hidden dangers such as robberies, falling from heights, electric shocks that can happen to your domestic helper, especially when she is alone at home. Therefore, while hiring a domestic helper, make sure that you can guarantee her work safety by giving her instructions to deal with some hazardous situations and providing her ...

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Have Your Domestic Helper Support Children Development

Since infancy and childhood are the very important periods of a person’s development, you want to make sure that the person who spends the most time with your children, that is your domestic worker, is on the same page with you. Different age groups have different training needs, such as you might want your 2-year-old to stop using diapers and learn to go to toilet, and you would want your ...

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Where to Find Cooking Classes for Domestic Helpers in Singapore

Many employers in Singapore are looking forward to upskilling their maids, especially when it comes to improving their cooking skills. Cookbooks do wonders, there is no doubt about it. But it is needless to say that nothing beats actual cooking classes – especially when an experienced professional shows you the (right) way. The benefits of registering your helper in cooking classes The benefits as an employer Not every domestic worker is a good ...

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Where to Find a Domestic Helper First Aid Training in Hong Kong

Having a medical emergency is a worry for everyone. Especially if you are not at home and your domestic helper takes care of your children or elderly parents. You may consider sending your domestic helper to a domestic helper first aid training, but the training can be expensive and it may take you a while to find the right course.    The domestic helper has already received first aid training in her ...

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A mother's role cannot be replaced by a domestic helper

Help! My Child Prefers My Domestic Helper

Your baby is growing attached to your domestic helper and you are feeling ‘threatened’ or even ‘in competition’ with her? If you are having a tough time dealing with the situation, the following advice will – hopefully – help you get through it. Am I the only one concerned about this? Worry not, it’s a natural feeling. Obviously, everyone has their way of reacting in such situations and feels different about it, ...

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Respect your children's voice

How to Communicate 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 ...

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Cooking class for domestic helpers

Passion for Food Brings Domestic Helper and Employer Closer Together

Natalia and Elsa share a happy employer-employee relationship. Their secret? Communication, learning from each other and a passion for FOOD! The employer and the domestic helper recently co-wrote a cookbook gathering both Eastern and Western recipes. Discover their inspiring story. “This is delicious!” my husband said. “What’s in it?” Elsa had just come to join us in Hong Kong as a domestic helper after 15 years in Singapore. Despite my background in ...

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