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Stay-at-home mothers increasing in US

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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

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“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 »

Can you treat your children equally?

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In the movie “Two Weeks,” I can’t forget what Sally Field told her children—“I cannot love you equally, but I can love you specially.” She said this when asked who among her four children she loved most.

Posted: August 21st, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Parenting | Read More »

‘I vowed never to play favorites–I know the heartache’

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We asked parents: Is it possible to love your children equally, or will there always be favorites?

Posted: August 21st, 2013 in Headlines,Parenting | Read More »

A child’s first five years are the most important


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It’s not very often that an international consultant in child development and a noted parenting expert comes for a visit. The recent visit of Carrie Lupoli was thus rare and very welcome.

Posted: August 21st, 2013 in Columns,Parenting | Read More »

Is your child in a preschool ‘rat race’?

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JUDY Ann Santos Agoncillo, with children Lucio and Yohan, is cover of Baby, still in the magazine stands

My daughter first attended music classes when she was 9 months old. My cousin Brenda and her 5-month-old Anastasia invited us to a “Music Together” demo class on the Upper West Side. I remember bundling her up in her cozy pink sweater one particularly cool spring day, and was surprised to see a newborn, barely 3 months old, in the class, as well.

Posted: March 5th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

China boy’s public urination peeves Hong Kongers

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A mainland Chinese mother who asked her son to relieve himself in a bottle in a crowded Hong Kong restaurant has sparked an outpouring of online anger in the latest bitter exchange over etiquette.

Posted: February 20th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Is your pediatrician right for you and your baby?

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When I was little, my pediatrician was my mom’s aunt, Lola Bongie. My mom took pride in how none of her four children was ever confined in a hospital, and attributed it to Lola Bongie’s expertise.

Posted: February 20th, 2013 in Headlines,Parenting | Read More »

Should they work overseas and be away from kids, confused mom asks


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My husband and I are planning to work overseas, for higher wages of course. But we have two kids, aged 4 and 2, who I think are too young to be left without our personal guidance. My husband is unaware of my uncertainties because this will only start a quarrel.

Posted: February 17th, 2013 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Headlines,Relationship,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Coping with changes: what to keep in mind about baby’s bowel movements

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A quick scan of parenting forums that Filipino moms frequent show that among the top questions asked have to do with changes in their baby’s bowel movement. It’s certainly a topic of foremost interest and concern.

Posted: January 15th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

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