How well-equipped is this city for those raising infants/toddlers? Specifically, are there public places to change diapers, maintained playgrounds, etc?
There are no public places set aside for changing diapers. Plan ahead before going out with a small child.
In addition to playgrounds at schools and in the community, there is a big public sports center in Xiamen.
Where can I get a list of reliable childcare providers/nannies?
Crown Xiamen can assist you in getting this information.
Discuss any safety issues for children in this city.
Though the sense of security in Xiamen ranks among the top in China, getting a maid to look after children is an important safety concern.
What are the most popular kid-friendly attractions in the area?
There are many fantastic recreational spots for children in the parks or malls. Ocean World and Wild Animal Zoo are also great places to visit with kids.
What are the most popular activities for kids after school or on weekends?
School usually organize activities after school or on weekends.
What's it like to be a teenager in this city? Are there any particular challenges I should be aware of as a parent?
Due to China's one-child policy, parents in Xiamen often pressure teenagers to concentrate their efforts on school work. Therefore, teenager misconduct is not a huge concern for the city government.
Are there any organizations/social groups in the area that cater exclusively to young people ages 12-17?
There are very few in the Xiamen city. However, a lot of shopping locations and recreational facilities such as those introduced above are suitable for teenagers too.
I want my child to get the most out of our stay in this country. Are there any specific opportunities to teach young people about the local culture?
Expat children who play with local children on a regular basis can learn a lot about Chinese culture while having fun, too.
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