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Practical tips to protect your child from kidnappers


Last month, there was a lot of talk about kidnappings, partly due to what people thought was an abduction on Edsa. Some parents perceive a resurgence in kidnapping.

Posted: October 29th, 2014 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Parenting | Read More »

How difficult is it for the single mom?

THE AUTHOR with sons Mark (left) and Joshua

I was a big fan of Snow White when I was a child. My mind had probably been wired to hope for that one man who would sweep me off my feet and bring me to his castle. We’d have beautiful children so we could play games without worries in the world—nothing but plenty of food, laughter and love.

Posted: October 29th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Parenting | Read More »

A badge, not a stigma


“I’ve been a single mom since 1996. The biggest challenges are how to be an effective mom and still be able to provide for the kids.   “It’s a very difficult balance to achieve because something will always give. And then, there’s yourself that one shouldn’t forget.   “I often seek guidance from my counselor […]

Posted: October 29th, 2014 in Headlines,Parenting | Read More »

Forget tricks, we found Halloween treats for your kids

ZOMBIE dolls,
P449.75, Toy

Boo! We put together a Halloween shopping guide for you and your kids—from costumes and toys to candies and thrilling reads.

Posted: October 22nd, 2014 in Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Parenting | Read More »

Make your child wear his/her character for Halloween

PLAY the superhero
with this Captain America costume.

Halloween costumes and whimsical treats inspired by well-loved characters from the big screen and beyond are now the big draw at SM’s Toy Kingdom. But it’s the kids’ enchanted imagination that gives life to these costumes, and makes them Trick or Treat standouts.

Posted: October 22nd, 2014 in Headlines,Parenting | Read More »