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Are you raising your child to succeed?


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 »

Is a nursing job abroad worth leaving my family for?


I am a nurse, and about to leave for a job abroad. But I am having second thoughts—should I or shouldn’t I? I am 25 years old, married, with a three-month-old baby. I also have a 10-year-old daughter from a previous relationship.

Posted: April 27th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Relationship,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Stay-at-home mothers increasing in US


More U.S. women are staying at home full-time to raise their children, according to a new Pew Research Center report released Tuesday.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

‘Don’t call us lucky’: Special needs parents speak out


“If you want to make sure to say all the right things, research on the child’s condition. Be real but positive. Useful advice and information are always helpful,” said Jane. “However, don’t give advice about something you know nothing or very little about. And, don’t be unrealistically positive (‘I’m sure he’ll grow out of it’) or deny he has a condition.”

Posted: November 26th, 2013 in Headlines,Parenting | Read More »

It takes a village–and a bike–to help a child

SENIOR management and staff volunteers of ING in Manila and Asia traveled the distance to far-flung San Isidro, Isabela, on Oct. 6 to paint a schoolhouse and launch Orange Bike project.

Lovelyn, 15, wakes up at the crack of dawn every day and heads to a makeshift shack to gather firewood and start a fire. She crouches to the ground to cook breakfast, periodically stirring the small pot to see if the food (usually canned sardines or vegetables from her small yard) is ready.

Posted: November 10th, 2013 in Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »