• Child Care,  Guidance & Discipline,  Lifestyle,  Parenting

    On Encouraging Your Shy Child To Socialize

    This has been my question for the past 8 years “How do you encourage your shy child to step out of her comfort zone?

    Looking back at how my eldest was, I never thought we will go through this stage where I’d worry about her so much. She used to be a people person during her first 4 years but 8 years ago, there was a sudden change where she wouldn’t talk to whoever she is not familiar with, that included her classmates and teachers.

  • Guidance & Discipline,  Lifestyle,  Parenting,  Technology

    Important Considerations for Raising a Kid Around Modern Technology

    Being a parent can feel a bit tough nowadays with the extra burden of technology looming over your shoulders. A kid can just pick up a tablet and get online, instantly able to interact with numerous people and their creations. And while this can certainly be a great thing when the child has proper mentoring on how to use it all, leaving a young one unattended for too long can have disastrous results. It’s important to know what you should be prepared for, and how to deal with the common issues that you’re going to face.

    Social Media and Online Interactions Your kids will be able to connect to multiple people with great ease, and that’s a fact you’ll have to get used to as early as possible. You won’t be able to stop those communications from occurring, but what you can do is teach your kids about the dangers of sharing too much with people online. We’re raising a generation of kids that see no issue with spreading their real name, address and other data all over the Internet, and this is a ticking time bomb that can lead to some serious problems in the very near future.

  • Child Care,  Guidance & Discipline,  Lifestyle,  Parenting

    Are Old Parenting Filipino Practices and Beliefs Worth Reviving?

    I became a mom for the first time 12 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:


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    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. 

  • Guidance & Discipline,  Lifestyle

    Saving Mistakes You’re Probably Making

    If you’re trying to save, be it for a new home or a lavish holiday, yet you are failing to reach your goals, you are probably worrying where you are going wrong. Saving isn’t as easy as putting away the money you have spare every month. You need to have a plan. With that in mind, read on to discover the saving mistakes you are probably making.

    Not having a plan – One of the biggest mistakes people make is failing to have a savings plan. If you don’t have a plan, you won’t be able to save effectively. You need to determine how much money you have coming in every month, and how much money you have going out. If you’re spending a greater amount than you earn, this is the first problem you need to address. You have to look for ways to make savings, from cancelling subscriptions to calling up your utility company. Once you have done this, you need to determine how much money is left over every month. Set aside a realistic amount for living expenses, and then you will be able to determine how much you can save every month. By having a structured plan in place, you will save more effectively. You will also find it much easier too.