3 Tips to Help Your MDW Connect with Her Family During the Covid-19 Pandemic

By PathFinders The recent Mid-Autumn Festival was a special time of getting together with family and close friends. As we enjoyed the reunion, there were as many as 370,000 Migrant Domestic Workers (MDW) in HK who had not been able to be home to see their families for almost 2 years due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  A number of these MDW are mothers who left their children back in their home ...

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3 Tips to Protect Your Migrant Domestic Worker From Online/Love Scams

By PathFinders Love scams are on the rise in Hong Kong (HK). The most recent police figures show a 92% increase - 822 cases in the first six months of 2021, up from 429 in the same period last year. While no one is immune to online/love scams, Migrant Domestic Workers (MDW) are particularly vulnerable. The nature of their employment - long working hours and living-in with their employers - make them ...

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4 Tips for a Budget-friendly Christmas in 2020

by Enrich HK Did you know that in the Philippines, Christmas season begins in September? Houses are lovingly decorated, trees are put up, and parol (Christmas stars) are secured in place. It’s definitely a special time of year for the family. But Christmas will be very different this year.  Most domestic workers reading this will be unable to travel home during this pandemic due to lockdowns, travel restrictions or greater expenses. It’s ...

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6 Skills Domestic Helpers Must Have for Baby Care

The arrival of a baby is a blessing for every parent. But it can also be a source of anxiety, especially if you need to return to work. Living in a busy city like Hong Kong, new parents usually find it difficult to strike the balance between work life and baby care. Therefore, many families seek external help -- foreign domestic helper. However, for new parents who have not had ...

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How to Improve Communication with Your Domestic Helper

Establishing a positive and good relationship with your domestic helper through communication is important. Not only because it makes your life as an employer easier and because it can help prevent issues such as loans, but also because tensions in the household can have an adverse effect on your children and other family members. Stepping in their shoes Foreign domestic workers come to Hong Kong for employment in order to provide for ...

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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 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 ...

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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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