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What causes sudden infant death–and can a parent prevent it?


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Do you remember that biblical story of the two mothers and King Solomon? It’s about two women who went to sleep with their respective newborns. In the morning, one baby is found lifeless and the two mothers proceed to claim the one who is alive as their own.

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

Should I focus on my newborn, or older kids?


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In just a few days, my newborn, Santiago, will be a month old. As I look back on the last four weeks and how it has turned my life wonderfully upside down again, I’m amazed at so many things I am realizing, learning or rediscovering all over again.

Posted: October 1st, 2014 in Columns,Parenting | Read More »

Unique finds for kids at MaArte


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CASA San Pablo Pottery

I’ve never been much of a shopper as I never had the patience to spend hours shifting through racks or going from shop to shop. But one of the events I look forward to every year is the MaArte Artisan Fair. The unique and beautiful items they have never fail to amaze me.

Posted: August 27th, 2014 in Columns,Parenting | Read More »

Are you raising your child to succeed?


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At a recent dinner party, I had a chat with Carrie Lupoli, a US-based parenting and education consultant, about child-rearing practices and beliefs.

Posted: August 20th, 2014 in Columns,Parenting | Read More »

Woman behind ‘Barbie’ didn’t exactly have a dream childhood


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MYRNA Yao with her grandchildren during their weekly Sunday breakfasts

If you were a child of the 1980s and fond of Barbie dolls, you would probably remember the Barbie commercials. A promotion or contest would entice you to mail something to an address in Quezon City; I had memorized it, given the number of times I joined and tried my luck. There was even a hotline you could call and which Barbie would “answer.” (It was a prerecorded message.)

Posted: August 6th, 2014 in Columns,Parenting | Read More »

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