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What every ‘Dr. Dad’ should have in his medicine cabinet

BASIC medicine kit with helpful labels

There was a text message on my cellphone asking, “What medicine can I give my daughter for a fever?” It was from my brother in Davao, and he needed some help for his youngest daughter. His wife passed away recently, and family illnesses and remedies had been her charge in their relationship. Now that she […]

Posted: December 10th, 2014 in Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Parenting | Read More »

‘I’m a mom–and a New York Marathon finisher’


“Fly to New York for 18 hours just to run? Is this what they call a midlife crisis?” my 19-year-old son asked incredulously after I made an important announcement over dinner.

Posted: December 3rd, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Parenting | Read More »

Resilience, more than reliving experience, crucial for disaster survivors

THE ATENEO’S Department of Psychology sponsored a workshop
formembers of the Psychological Association of the Philippines
(PAP) to develop a psychosocial intervention for Filipino survivors.

It’s been a year since the Super Typhoon “Yolanda/ Haiyan” hit the country and killed more than 6,000 and affected 16 million. Many of the survivors are still displaced, living in bunkhouses without prospects for employment.

Posted: November 26th, 2014 in Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Parenting | Read More »

Children’s party find: Cotton candy animals!

ARNOLD Castro with a cotton candy dinosaur

At a birthday party we attended last weekend, there were so many treats for kids: a puppet show, games, a candy buffet, a corn dog stand, ice cream cones. But the biggest hit, without a doubt, was the cotton candy stand.

Posted: November 19th, 2014 in Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Parenting | Read More »

Book charts changing relationship between parents and their children


Peachy Concepcion smiled when she uttered the word “bittersweet” to describe the universal experience parents undergo when they let their children spread their wings.

Posted: November 19th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Parenting,Photos & Videos | Read More »