2011-10-20Our kids really want to get a pet, but my husband may be allergic to fur. What can we do?
2011-10-18My brother gets all the girls and it's really affecting my confidence. We're both in our early 20s and go out together to clubs around Beijing all the time.
2011-10-12My new puppy was recently diagnosed with the distemper virus. What is distemper and how dangerous is it?
2011-10-10My 14-year-old son is extremely shy and timid. He has few friends, even though we’ve been in Beijing for just over a year and he attends an international school with children from similar backgrounds. I fear he’s unhappy here. What can I do to encourage him to come out of his shell and make friends?
2011-09-05I'm really unhappy at work, but I'm worried that if I quit I won't be able to get another and will be forced to leave China.
2011-09-01What can I do to keep my cat from becoming bored living indoors?
2011-08-30How can I tell my roommate that he stinks in a way that he won't get upset?
2011-08-24I plan on getting a new puppy soon and want to know what I need to do to make my home safe for a new pet?
2011-08-23I plan on getting a new puppy soon and want to know what I need to do to make my home safe for a new pet?
2011-08-23My daughter has amassed an extraordinary number of male friends who are a lot older than her. She's 19 and has been staying with her husband and me in Beijing for about six months. She talks about a different guy she's seeing every week. Should I send her back to the United States early?
2011-08-17By midday, I feel completely beat. I’m 37 and work as an English teacher in Beijing. I’m fine on mornings but by about 2 pm I just want to go home to sleep. Afternoon classes really drag. It’s been like this for a few months now. I’ve tried taking more vitamin E supplements and drinking coffee, but it’s not helping. Is there a cure for this kind of fatigue?
2011-08-16My 6-year old unsprayed female dog was recently diagnosed with pyometra. What is it and how is it treated?
2011-08-15Many books say childhood is the best time to develop linguistic talents. Most of my friends send their children to bilingual kindergartens, which have native English speakers as teachers.
2011-08-11The Beijing government will subsidize used-car owners willing to have their cars dismantled or sold to other provinces to improve the city's environment. Do you think it will have an effect?
2011-08-11Since arriving in Beijing I've suffered terrible insomnia. I've had problems before, but never like this. I'm 55. What can I do to guarantee a good night's sleep?