• Guidance & Discipline

    Be Better Every After Rejection

    I have been working from home for 10 years now, on and off but always on a full-time employment.

    It’s almost perfect when you work from home. Not everyone gets this privilege but I have also seen its ugly side. I had also been rejected many times and in fact was laid off twice (If you are reading me here, thank you. You actually made me realize that I can be a lot better than I was when I was working for you. All good.). And that happened when I was at my lowest point. 

  • 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.