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Raising an only child

Parent Tip

How does a parent train an only child to be independent?  Cebu City councilor Margot Osmeña and her husband, Cebu Rep. Tommy Osmeña, have their own formula in raising Miguel, now in his 20s and who studied abroad. “We realized early on that he has to learn to fend for himself,” said Margot, shown here with Miguel. “So taught him how to be very competitive. We conditioned him to go into competitions, such as swimming. He was always on his own. For these, we didn’t baby him.”