Beijing families & personalities

Meet the parents, kids and personalities that make up Beijing's dynamic expat community!

Kids Eye View: Visiting the critically-endangered White-headed Langurs
Family

Kids Eye View: Visiting the critically-endangered White-headed Langurs

Student Xavier Xian shares about his trip to discover the critically-endangered white-headed langur

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HOPE: How horses are helping children with special needs
Living in Beijing

HOPE: How horses are helping children with special needs

We interviewed Dr Priscilla Lightsey to learn more about HOPE Beijing, and how horses are helping children with disabilities

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Things you only know if you're a hiking guide
Blogs

Things you only know if you're a hiking guide

Things you didn't realise your hiking guide knew all along

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My mum's like Wonder Woman and other things kids told us for Mother's Day
Family

My mum's like Wonder Woman and other things kids told us for Mother's Day

Kids reveal the funniest and sweetest things they think about mum

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7 parents share how they chose schools for their children
Family

7 parents share how they chose schools for their children

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Welcome to the Neighbourhood

Welcome to the neighbourhood: meet the Kelsen-Taylor family!
Family

Welcome to the neighbourhood: meet the Kelsen-Taylor family!

We learn more about the Kelsen-Taylors, their life in Beijing and what it's like having a long-distance relationship with their two older children

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Meet the Le Brun family!
Family

Meet the Le Brun family!

How family-friendly is Dongshishitiao? The Le Bruns share their favourite kid-friendly and expat-friendly spots around the area and tips on thriving in Beijing

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Meet the Bronfman family
Family

Meet the Bronfman family

The Bronfman's give us tips on settling in at Chaoyang Park

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Meet the Baker family
Family

Meet the Baker family

We check in with the Baker family, originally from Australia

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Meet the Pineda family
Family

Meet the Pineda family

The Pinedas live in Shunyi and the kids go to Dulwich

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It's a Dad's life

It's a Dad's Life - Stay-at-home Dad Cory Hanaway
Blogs

It's a Dad's Life - Stay-at-home Dad Cory Hanaway

Cory Hanaway compares being a stay-at-home Dad back home and in Beijing and some travel tips around Beijing

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It's a Dad's Life: proprietor of TRB
Living in Beijing

It's a Dad's Life: proprietor of TRB

Ignace Lecleir tells us about family life in Beijing

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It's a Dad's Life: dad in local community - Damien Thirriard
Blogs

It's a Dad's Life: dad in local community - Damien Thirriard

Damien Thirriard talks about being a foreign dad in a local community outside central Beijing

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It's a Dad's Life: stay-at-home dad Andrew Miles
Blogs

It's a Dad's Life: stay-at-home dad Andrew Miles

We talk to stay-at-home dad Andrew Miles about being a hands-on father in Beijing

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It's a dad's life: Kempinski Hotel GM Brice Pean
Blogs

It's a dad's life: Kempinski Hotel GM Brice Pean

The father of four talks travel, vacation and home life in Beijing

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It's a blind (play) date!

The Time Out Family Play Date: Vitaland
Blogs

The Time Out Family Play Date: Vitaland

Our play-daters and their mums review Vitaland's new branch in Taiyanggong

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The Time Out Family blind play date: A mini review of inKIDS with Line Friends
Things to do

The Time Out Family blind play date: A mini review of inKIDS with Line Friends

Cute social app characters come to life at this CBD indoor play centre

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The Time Out Family blind play date: a mini review of UCCA Creative Studio
Things to do

The Time Out Family blind play date: a mini review of UCCA Creative Studio

Classes for kids housed inside 798's Ullen's Center for Cotemporary Art

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The Time Out Family blind play date: a mini review of Little Oasis Playroom
Things to do

The Time Out Family blind play date: a mini review of Little Oasis Playroom

Interactive classes and free play at the Indigo mall kids' centre

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The Time Out Family Blind Play Date: a mini review of Latitude
Things to do

The Time Out Family Blind Play Date: a mini review of Latitude

Shunyi trampoline park with rock climbing, foam pits and dodge ball games

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Things you only know

Things you only know if you're a: Pub quiz master
City life

Things you only know if you're a: Pub quiz master

Alan Xie spills the beans on quizzing the Jing

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Things you only know if you're a kindergarten principal
Family

Things you only know if you're a kindergarten principal

...according to Shelly Auld from House of Knowledge

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Things you only know if you're a dental hygienist
Family

Things you only know if you're a dental hygienist

...according to Elisabeth Kang from United Family Healthcare

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Kids' Eye View

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Make Beijing Better

WildAid: 'When the buying stops, the killing can too'
Family

WildAid: 'When the buying stops, the killing can too'

Environmental organisation WildAid talks celebrities, poaching and shark fin soup

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Make Beijing Better: The Migrant Children's Foundation
Blogs

Make Beijing Better: The Migrant Children's Foundation

Helen Boyle simply wanted to give back to China for taking care of her child – she ended up founding an organisation that has now helped thousands of others

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