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March 2019

Parenting Solutions

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Open to all members of the public: an evening of parenting workshops presented by Concordia, UNIS, St Paul American School & Hanoi International School. Registration opens at 6pm. Venue: The Eastern & Oriental Tea House & Coffee Parlour, 26 Quang An St, Tay Ho, Hanoi email: awaugh@hisvietnam.com

SESSION 1 (from 6:30 PM)
WORKSHOPS

1) The power of play
2) Is your teen getting enough sleep?
3) Raising teenage boys with love
4) The connections between emotions & learning 

SESSION 2 (from 7:30 PM)
WORKSHOPS

5) What is a vision board & how to create one?
6) Self-regulation & parenting: Understanding the stages of your child’s self-regulation
7) How to help your child decide on the right career?
8) Behaviour management techniques

Gin & Tonic with Cucumber & Mint

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Summer is almost here, and you can be prepared for the first day of unbearable heat simply by having a cucumber and a bunch of mint on hand. Here’s our recipe for the best-ever G&T, served up in seconds:

  • 6 thin slices cucumber
  • 6 fresh mint leaves
  • ¼ lime
  • 1½ ounces gin
  • 4 ounces tonic water

Fill a glass 1/2 full with ice. Squeeze the cucumber and mint leaves in a citrus press  and drizzle the juice over the ice. Throw  the squished cucumber and mint into the glass as well. Squeeze the lime over the glass and toss that in tool. Pour in the gin, then pour in the tonic, and give a quick stir. Serve it up.

 

Stirred, not shaken

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Is it kosher to stir your pot of tea during the brewing process to release the flavour? The answer is definitely yes. Ignore tea snobs who sneer at you for poking a chopstick into the teapot and giving the tea-leaves a good couple of twirls. Gentle agitation of the tea-leaves definitely helps to loosen the flavours and aromas and will definitely lead to a stronger, tastier tea. If you’re using an infuser basket, lift it up and down a few times to achieve a better brew.