Tag - parenting-3



Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Dec 24, 2014
Take the family out for a fancy holiday dinner — without the worry
Picking just the right spot for a holiday meal with children in tow can be a tricky affair; one that requires choosing a destination with good food, ambience and just enough room and background noise for junior to play — and stop you from pulling out your hair.
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LIFE / Lifestyle / CHILD'S PLAY
Nov 7, 2014
'S' is for 'Starting to teach your kids ABC'
My toddler is hissing like a pantomime villain as she runs along an S-shaped snake made from sticky tape curled across the living room floor.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle
Oct 4, 2014
Vaccination: a choice between two unknowns
Yoshimi Kawabe's daughter was 2 years old in 2008 when an unusual rash broke out on her hands and feet. Her family doctor at first thought the rash was caused by hand, foot and mouth disease — a contagious viral infection common in young children — but decided to investigate further after her condition...
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle
Oct 4, 2014
'It's as if time has stopped since the vaccine'
Cancer is the leading cause of death in Japan. But what if there was a vaccine that could prevent a certain type of cancer? And what if it was free?
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / THE KIDS' TABLE
Sep 23, 2014
Hotel restaurant chain offers a fun and nutritious menu for kids
On a recent afternoon, my 3-year-old taste tester and I headed off to the ANA InterContinental Tokyo for a taste of its brand new Planet Trekkers children's menu, touted as a healthily balanced selection of dishes for kids.
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LIFE / Lifestyle
Sep 13, 2014
Waking up to child abuse
With reported cases of child abuse topping 70,000 per annum for the first time in August, Masami Ito examines the nation's changing attitudes toward violence at home.
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JAPAN / Society
Aug 20, 2014
Single fathers emerge from the shadows
Hiroki Yoshida, a father of three children aged 6, 8 and 11, suddenly became a single father four years ago, when his wife walked out without warning.
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WORLD / Society
May 28, 2014
Gay dads' brain activity resembles both mothers and fathers: study
Having a baby alters new mothers' brain activity, researchers have found, and a new study adds the first evidence of such changes in the brains of gay men raising children they adopted through surrogacy.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle / CHILD'S PLAY
May 2, 2014
Conquering every parent's dread: a toddler trip to the hairdresser
It is perhaps one of the biggest challenges of parenthood. No, not teaching a child to how read, share toys or have good manners, but the task of trying to get a child to sit still — in particular when getting their hair cut.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle / CHILD'S PLAY
Mar 6, 2014
Go out for drinks and take the kids with you
With their "Kampai!"-bellowing salarymen, bible-sized menus and endless rounds of cheap beers, izakaya have long been an integral part of Japan's nightlife.
Feb 23, 2014
Chinese schooling wins praise — but not from nation's parents or educators
The streets surrounding Shijia primary school in Beijing were mobbed by a crowd of parents so dense that cars were obliged to beat a retreat.
LIFE / Language / THE BUZZ
Dec 28, 2013
Sharent: シェアレント
Japan Times
Nov 17, 2013
Identity issues can complicate a child's path to becoming bilingual
The pursuit of bilingualism can be something akin to the quest for the Holy Grail for parents living in Japan. It's also near-universal, affecting expatriates here for an extended period, multilingual families where the parents come from different cultural backgrounds, or Japanese nationals eager to...
WORLD / Science & Health
May 30, 2013
Study casts doubt on theory of caring dino dads
Male dinosaurs may not have had a caring side after all.
WORLD / Society
Mar 22, 2013
Marriages tested by sleepless nights with baby
As any parents of a young child who is a problem sleeper will confirm, permanent tiredness and constant irritability can put a huge strain on your relationship.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art / Japan Pulse
Oct 9, 2012
Today's J-blip: nezo art
Do Japanese babies dream of exotic art?
CULTURE / Japan Pulse
Aug 30, 2011
Ikumen: raising new father figures in Japan
Maybe papa was rolling stone once upon a time, but these days he's expected to share the burden of raising the kids.


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