Schooling in Catalan

Johanna Bailey broaches the controversial subject of public school teaching in Catalan more »

Oct 24, 2012 Family matters (22 Comments)

Looking for British parents in Barcelona to help with study into schooling

A student at the University of Barcelona is looking for British parents living in the Barcelona metropolitan area to help with her research into the aspects they take into consideration when looking for a school more »

Mar 29, 2012 Family matters

Goodbye!

Our Family Matters blogger Johanna Bailey brings her column to an end, explaining that she's got a lot more on her plate at the moment... more »

Jan 20, 2012 Family matters (2 Comments)

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Holiday season in Catalunya

Johanna Bailey celebrates the festive season and discusses some of the controversies around local traditions more »

Dec 19, 2011 Family matters

Gone shopping

Johanna Bailey has some suggestions on where to head for the all-important Christmas presents for your children more »

Dec 5, 2011 Family matters

Being grateful

Our Family Matters blogger, Johanna Bailey is looking for ideas about how to convince her children to be grateful with their lot in life and not immune to the day-to-day suffering evident on Barcelona's streets more »

Nov 21, 2011 Family matters (1 Comments)

Haircuts for kids

It's not just the 'big' parenting issues that can cause families problems when living abroad; something as apparently simple as getting your child's hair cut can be a huge challenge—our family blogger Johanna Bailey can empathise more »

Nov 10, 2011 Family matters

Bigging up Halloween in Barcelona

Not a traditional holiday in Barcelona, Halloween has become increasingly popular here in recent times. Our Family matters blogger Johanna Bailey explains why she's going all out on October 31st this year more »

Oct 24, 2011 Family matters (1 Comments)

Interview with a mother

Johanna Bailey talks to a foreign mother living in Barcelona who sent one of her children to an international school and the other to a local 'concertada' more »

Oct 18, 2011 Family matters (4 Comments)

Back to school

Johanna Bailey considers the pros and cons of local and international schools in Barcelona more »

Sep 19, 2011 Family matters

Breastfeeding in Spain

Blogger Johanna Bailey returns from her summer break with a look at attitudes towards breastfeeding here more »

Sep 5, 2011 Family matters (5 Comments)

House in the country

Johanna Bailey signs off for the summer with a look at hiring a 'casa rural' to enjoy a weekend (or more) out of the city more »

Jul 19, 2011 Family matters

Sand, sea and swimming

Although Johanna Bailey freely admits the beach isn't for her, she knows that the same can't be said for children and here she lists some of the best for the kids more »

Jul 11, 2011 Family matters

Speak up

Johanna Bailey interviews US speech therapist Chrissy Bruce, based in Barcelona since the Nineties, about helping bilingual children overcome speech issues more »

Jul 5, 2011 Family matters

Sacrifices

Johanna Bailey describes the daily train trauma that has led to her family upping sticks and moving up the hill to Vallvidrera more »

Jun 27, 2011 Family matters (1 Comments)

Casals

If you're desperately seeking something to keep your offspring entertained these summer holidays, blogger Johanna Bailey has a few ideas more »

Jun 20, 2011 Family matters

Keeping the kids entertained

It can be all too easy to get into a house-bound routine with young children, but blogger Johanna Bailey has some suggestions for getting up off the sofa and out and about more »

Jun 14, 2011 Family matters

School days

Johanna Bailey looks at the difficult decision some parents have to take regarding putting their young children into schools where the days are loooong more »

Jun 6, 2011 Family matters (4 Comments)

Third Culture Kids

There is a whole field of research about those children who don't know how to answer the question "Where are you from?", as our family blogger discovered more »

May 30, 2011 Family matters (2 Comments)

Kindermusik

Blogger Johanna Bailey talks to Monica Kruger, who runs the Kindermusik group at Gràcia's Playhouse more »

May 23, 2011 Family matters

About this Blog

Aimed at parents in Barcelona, this blog is written by Johanna Bailey, a writer, illustrator and mother of two. She'll discuss all aspects of parenting and family life in the city, and welcomes your comments and experiences

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