Are Old Parenting Filipino Practices and Beliefs Worth Reviving?

I became a mom for the first time 11 years ago, at the age of 30. At that time, I heard and actually followed (and still following) some of the old practices and beliefs that the older generation practiced for years. Here are some of the practices that I grew up with and am aware of:

Po and Opo. Children are taught to say “po” and “opo”  whether you are related or not. It is a must to insert these words in every sentence that you use when talking to elders. Unfortunately, my children hasn’t practiced this that much as their first language was English. However, I always remind them about it and they actually do when they remember. 

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Keeping Your Cool In A Heat Wave

Only during the coldest days of winter does the summer heat feel so appealing. Once the summer is here, you find yourself rapidly struggling with sun-related health issues – sunburns can get very serious if you’re not careful – and trying to relax while the temperatures keep rising. Suddenly the hot weather has lost its appeal. And it’s understandable why: The temperatures are just so high that in some regions it is too hot for planes to fly. Needless to say, it can be difficult to relax during the summer when you’re too warm to be comfortable. But keeping your cool in summer doesn’t mean that you should just stay inside and wait for the cold months of the year to come back. There are still a few tips that can help you to survive the hot weather and to get comfortable, even when the sun is high and hot outside.

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Stay Hydrated

In summer more than in any season, it is essential to stay hydrated. Indeed, your body naturally loses more water through perspiration. Consequently, you want to ensure that you drink enough water. As a general rule of the thumb, you should be drinking around 30 mL per kg of body weight to keep your body functions performing normally. This is the equivalent of eight cups of water throughout the day for most people. But you don’t need to limit yourself to water only. Watermelon, cucumber, and even flavored water are a healthy way to vary tastes throughout the day and keep your water intake high. It’s important to remember that while ice creams, cocktails, and frozen coffees might be refreshing, they are not able to keep your body hydrated. Consequently, while a scoop of ice cream might cool you down, it doesn’t help your body to support its natural functions. Remember to drink water throughout the day to help your body to lower its temperature.

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The Ultimate Guide To Getting A First Pet For Your Kids

Every parent faces the dilemma of getting a pet for their child or children at some stage. Little ones can be very persuasive! If they have worn you down and you have agreed that an animal friend is going to join your household, all that’s left to do is choose what type! Here are some ideas.

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Dogs are a kid’s best friend A dog is a lovely addition to any household. Your child will love having a pal to romp around with and to help them cause mischief. Children who like to develop strong bonds will do very well with a dog in the family. They are also great for teens who feel that no-one understands them. The relationship with a dog is very deep and intense and they literally become a member of the family.

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The Best Upbringing For Your Kids

All parents want their children to receive the best upbringing possible. Of course, there are as many different ideas about what this means as there are parents. No two parents are entirely the same in their approach, and everyone wants a certain set of things for their children. However, once you start to look at the many things that people frequently cite as essential for their children, certain patterns do tend to emerge. With that, we can put together a short list of the kinds of qualities that tend to mark out great upbringings. Let’s have a look now at some of the qualities of the best upbringing possible.


Lots Of Travel You know the saying: travel broadens the mind. This is certainly true, and it would be fair to say that the most malleable minds are the best to broaden. If you have the opportunity to allow your children to travel extensively while they are young, then you should absolutely do so. Of course, not everyone has the resources to be able to do this. But if you do, you should make the most of it. Getting your children to travel around the world instills in them a good understanding of what it means to be human – and if they have that early on, then you will find it makes a big difference to their personalities in later life. Even if you can only afford to travel a little, it is still definitely worthwhile for the many benefits it tends to bring to your children. 

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