But Ortaleza takes this as a blessing because she believes this is how people should be as parents.
“Our kids will make life mistakes despite how much we prepare them. Ang mahalaga (What’s important is) you are beside them, ready to support [and] remind them that we are here to help them through,” she said.
Her daughter also had a little trick to avoid stress from having mom around while she’s taking her exams — Ortaleza was made to wear a mask.
“Hay napakasaya po maging teacher sa mga anak natin kahit na mas nauuna pa ako ma nerbyos minsan! Hahahahaha,” Ortaleza laughingly noted. (It’s such a joy to be a teacher to our kids though I’m the one who even gets nervous first.) JB