Mina’s Mommy Musts
Her Top Three Parenting Tips
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.”