Is your helper experienced in babysitting?

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 - ...

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A fan can bring huge difference to the room temperature

Five Tips to Get a Good Night’s Sleep in Hot Weather

As summer is looming, most of us are already dreading the hot temperatures. One of the main annoyances is definitely managing to sleep under elevated temperatures. Although the ideal sleeping temperature differs for each of us, research has shown that weather does affect sleep and hot temperature can cause more stress – of course, this varies greatly across individuals – resulting in sleeping disorders. Achieving a cooler room temperature is crucial ...

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Promote Green Practices at Home with Your Helper

Reducing human carbon footprint has become a major concern for many environmentally conscious individuals. There has been an increased awareness of the necessity to develop green practices as things seem more pressing than ever. Many of us are making conscious efforts and doing our bit by operating lifestyle changes. Things are changing – undeniably – slowly, but they are. However, for our efforts to truly have an impact, it is essential that everyone ...

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Are You Ready for Summer Vacation? What About Your Helper?

Your summer holidays are getting closer and you are planning to travel with your family. Have you thought about your helper's activities when you are out of town? You may let her stay at home in Hong Kong, take her with you on vacation or give her the opportunity to enjoy her annual leave at her home country. In any case, you have to anticipate and make sure you will ...

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Educating Your Helper on Healthy Cooking Practices

Diet-related diseases are on the rise and have become a global problem. The good news is that many of us are increasingly more conscious that adopting a healthier lifestyle is crucial (by paying extra attention to what’s on our plates among other things). Preparing our meals from scratch undeniably makes it easier to control what we – and our loved ones – are eating. But for many of us, that ...

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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 ...

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Setting a schedule is a major part of ensuring that you get the best cleaning results

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 ...

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What to Keep in Mind When Looking for a Cooking Class for Your Helper

Signing your domestic helper up for a cooking course to improve her skills is an investment, but it can be extremely valuable to both of you. Choosing a cooking class in Hong Kong is no easy task given the multiple options available out there. Various factors can definitely make the task easier and help you pick the most appropriate one for your helper. Identify your domestic helper’s needs Having clarity on ...

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Sleep Training Your Baby: a Good Option?

Sleep is important, that’s a given. Sleeping well and enough is critical (young parents wouldn’t dare challenge us on that!). Babies – and so do we – need to develop clear and consistent sleep patterns. But some do need a little push. What is sleep training about? Basically, it is about resetting your baby’s internal clock i.e. what regulates their sleep cycle. Sleep training consists in helping toddlers learn to fall asleep – ...

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A domestic helper should not replace the mother's role

Navigating the Tricky Parent-Child-Helper Triangle

HelperChoice was invited to speak last Saturday April 21, 2017 to the first edition of the Pediatrics & Parenting Conference organized by AD MediLink at the JW Marriott Hotel in Hong Kong. Laurence Fauchon, Founder of HelperChoice, joined a panel on Navigating the tricky Parent-Child-Helper triangle, where Dr. Melaine Bryan and Ms. Catherine Banson were two other speakers at the same panel, while Ms. Kat Lau from Sassy Mama was ...

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