Shanghai preview

China

Bringing your children to live with you in Shanghai can make you worry before your arrival. For any expat with children, options for the family are major considerations in any foreign assignment. Are there good schools and extra-curricular activities? Will my children be able to make new friends? Will they find any meaningful activities in Shanghai? These are crucial questions to explore, as are more simple ones: Are there parks? Is the air clean? Generally speaking, how will life be for your family in a country that is so different from yours? With the expat busy with his or her new job, the kids will need healthy involvements that give life abroad in Shanghai meaning for them as well. Expat assignments can fail if the children are unhappy a…