Mina’s Mommy Musts

Her Top Three Par­ent­ing Tips

YES! (Philippines) - - Mommy Spotlight -

1 Com­mu­ni­ca­tion is key.

“When I say com­mu­ni­ca­tion, hindi lang

mga mag­u­lang ang nagsasalita. Even the kids, they also ex­press their feel­ings. It’s a two-way street. Kasi kung mag­u­lang lang ’yong nagsasalita, talak lang ’yon, di ba? Com­mu­ni­ca­tion… you talk to your kids, and the kids talk to you.”

2 Be in­volved in their lives.

“In any­thing they do, whether it’s school, sports, hob­bies— kahit na, let’s say, wala akong alam sa basketball, but ev­ery time they have a game, I al­ways watch. Ninener­biyos ako,

pero I still watch be­cause I know my pres­ence means a lot to them. So, be in­volved, kahit hindi mo alam, or di mo nai­intindi­han. Intindi­hin mo na lang. Or, kun­wari naintindi­han mo! Basta you cheer for them. Support your kids.”

3 Val­ues need to be taught early.

“You have to build a good foun­da­tion. Ngayon, con­stant re­minders na lang. Kum­baga sa plant, dini­dili­gan mo na lang siya. No’ng tod­dlers, pin­lant ko na ’yon [val­ues], e. Ngayon, diligdilig na lang ako, cul­ti­vate, nur­ture na lang.”

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