Child Care Part 2: What are the options?

I will try to provide a brief description of the key services in Switzerland with at least one local example from the Biel area. Keep in mind differences do exist between urban and rural areas. Child care options vary in the level of structure, frequency, length and cost.

Services fall into roughly 2 categories:
1. Short term options such as play groups, babysitting, drop-in day care and emergency in-home care, or
2. Longer term options such as traditional day care, Tageseltern and afterschool programs.
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Swiss Child Care Services Part 1: It takes a village…

Moving to a new country means not just learning a new language, a new place, and new culture. It also often entails leaving behind our support networks. This is particularly difficult for families, who may be juggling new jobs, new climates, learning new languages while trying to parent in a different cultural context.Read more…

Women’s Group Starting! 27 June

I am so excited that the women’s group will be starting! I have seen and experienced the power of women together and want to create more space for it in English here in Switzerland.?Read more…

Anger and Compassion

Anger often shows up when and how we least want it to. This morning I had to separate my two boys because they were totally angry with each other, calling each other names, blaming the other and wanting to hit each other. I became angry myself. What was this?! Read more…

Mindfulness Parenting Workshop

Few roles can be as important and also so stressful as parenting! It is often difficult to stay present and keep your focus while juggling different schedules, expectations, and energy levels in a family. We are offering a mindfulness parenting workshop to help bring more patience and connection in parenting again! Read more…

Mindfulness Drop-in Groups!

We will be providing Lunch Time Drop-in Mindfulness Practice Groups! The simple practice of Mindfulness can a big effect on us and our lives! Come and join us on:

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00 to 13:00
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New English Speaking Colleague – Dr. Frei!

The New Year often brings new intentions and new beginnings. The most exciting new beginnings usually evolve from a wish within ourselves that then manifests in active steps. When we connect with a community that inspires and supports us, our dreams can evolve, connect and truly blossom. Read more…

New ways of Celebrating and Giving

With thanksgiving behind us and christmas around the corner, the season of celebration and giving surrounds us. During this time we are tempted into “more” – doing more, eating more and spending more. There appears to be a pressure to fulfill certain wishes and dreams. Yet, do we stop to look what underlies these wishes and dreams? Is it really necessary to do/spend/eat/give in the way that we do? Read more…

Accountability in Preventing Sexual Violence

As I stated in a previous post, most women have experienced sexism and inappropriate sexual behavior. I am no exception. Reflecting back on one such situation in my past reminded me of how we, as individuals and as a system, can take steps to prevent the slide from disrespect to sexual violence.

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