Building a child’s character is a hard job. Especially if you are in the middle of a move or just relocating. Managing tantrums, sensitivity in kids and tiding over teenage need not be all so bad. Tatiana Mironova, Child Psychologist, spoke to us about this and gave us her tried and tested opinion.
Hear the word relocation and we all are into planning the nitty gritty and details right from immigration papers, packers, work handovers, school leaving letters and doctor certificates. And in between all the busy days of planning the move and settling into a new place, it’s easy to overlook or skip the feelings of anxiety as a family.
Drive from Prague: 1.5 hours (130 km appx.)
Train ride: 1.5 hours from Prague, Hlavni Nadrazi
Drive from Prague: 4.5 hours (450 km appx.)
Ticket prices: 30 Euros per day, per person
Annual Pass: 65 Euros per person
Most of us parents went to school in a regular form of the education system with a set curriculum and pattern. But today, choosing the form of education while picking a school for our own kids, has become hard for parents as we are spoilt for choice!
Globalisation has given us many gifts and along with it a basket of basic challenges. With a lot of people working and relocating across continents, language is one area that is always under the radar of parents while raising kids. Language challenges that we dealt with as adults when we moved out of our native countries are now faced by our children at a much younger age.
We all loved birthdays as kids – I mean the entire show with buntings, balloons, cake and gifts. And how we all dreamed of parties ripped off from fairy tales or with our favorite toy characters. Well, it’s only now, as parents that many of us understand the immeasurable amount of effort that goes into planning, creating and celebrating a special day.
The ice skating rink outside the Arkady mall Pankrac, is a really nice rink for beginners and kids. The rink is not too large, well maintained, and outside – so the sun actually pours in if its a sunny day!
On a cold and dull winter afternoon, with nothing interesting to do, we decided to go check out the Noah’s Ark exhibition at the Národní muzeum in Prague. Surprisingly the museum was indeed quite crowded with families and children. The exhibition is far more impressive than what I expected, and also very child friendly.
As a parent, when you move to the Czech Republic, you are frantic to find the best school for your child. Thankfully, we do have many schools here with different methods of education for parents to choose from.
Largely, when expats move to Prague, the preferred options are English Speaking International schools. But, having said that, if you are looking to settle down in Czech Republic, it might be advisable to look at schools that offer education in Czech as well.