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Special children are blessings from God, says bishop

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A pupil is helped by his teacher in a classroom in a special school for disabled children in Gyongyos, northern Hungary, on Dec. 9, 2013. Families raising special children should not consider them as a “chastisement by God,” according to Sorsogon Bishop Arturo Bastes.  AFP/ATTILA KISBENEDEK

Filipino families raising special children should not consider them as a “chastisement by God,” according to Sorsogon Bishop Arturo Bastes.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Learning doesn’t stop after one graduates


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I haven’t been this tired or read or studied as many business books as I did back in college. I have forgotten that side of me, in favor of other pursuits such as parenting and, yes, writing.

Posted: August 25th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | 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 »

KidZania opens soon in Taguig; offers educational, fun-filled indoor activities

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In this world, only kids rule. KidZania, a family “edutainment” (education entertainment) facility is an interactive kid-sized city that is set to open in November 2014.

Posted: August 1st, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Learning from our defining moments


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Every life has a defining moment, sometimes even more than one. It is different for each one of us. For some it is an unexpected victory. For others it is a crisis, a failure even. This is when we are revealed to ourselves and to others. But what really defines us is how well we rise after we have fallen.

Posted: July 14th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Easing the Back to School Blues


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With the start of another schoolyear lurking in the next corner, what else can you do but savor the last days of summer?

Posted: June 9th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

Kolisko Waldorf School holds open house

KOLISKO Waldorf students

At Kolisko Waldorf School (KWS), children are given space and time for unstructured play and discovery, art, music and movement which instill in them a love for learning.

Posted: April 15th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Shamcey Supsup says reading helped her gain honor, fame

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If it wasn’t for her love of reading, Miss Universe 2011 third runner-up Shamcey Supsup would not have achieved everything she has achieved so far: a Magna Cum Laude graduate from the University of the Philippines, an architecture licensure exam topnotcher, and a world-renowned beauty queen.

Posted: February 18th, 2013 in Uncategorized | Read More »

The gift of acceptance


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I thought the staff was sick and tired of doing the Christmas wish list. Apparently, except for one or two, they’re not. It is, as one of them chuckled—joking, get that clear—that time of the year “we can be self-serving,” and it’s “our aspiration to leave a legacy.” (Now you know why sometimes it’s good not to take them that seriously.)

Posted: December 23rd, 2012 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

An early learning school that promotes art, music and creativity

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THE KOLISKOWaldorf School Ensemble with teacher Ford Pundamiera during “Music in Me” 1 at the Music Museum. PHOTO FROM KWS FACEBOOK PAGE

Something bizarre happened the other day: All the clothespins were missing from the laundry bin, while an installation of a variety of forms from shelters, buildings, ships to robots were assembled on my son’s table. Apparently, our wooden clips have transformed!

Posted: March 26th, 2012 in Arts and Books,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Child-friendly Mind Museum opens March 16

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THE UNIVERSE Gallery centerpiece simulates the constellation. ANDREW TADALAN

The museum is not a playground, a place to let your kids loose. But The Mind Museum at Taguig (TMMT), which will open to the public March 16, seeks to make science accessible and interesting to kids; it seeks to be both educational and fun for kids.

Posted: March 14th, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Parenting,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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