Parenting a Child with Down Syndrome during a Pandemic Has Good Days and Bad Days, Says This Mom

Tin Panopio’s firstborn son, 5-year old Jace, was diagnosed with Down Syndrome when he was still in the womb. We asked Tin a couple of questions about her parenting journey, and how she manages to take care of her two young boys in the middle of this pandemic, while her husband supports their family by working abroad. Here’s what she shared!

Mom Shares: Parenting a Child with Down syndrome During Quarantine

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5 Statements That Can Hurt Your Child’s Self-Confidence

Parents are every child’s first cheerleaders. They use words to motivate their kids in class activities, in games or sports, or in their little tasks everyday. With the regular occurrence of these words and statements at home, parents don’t realize that some words help tear down, rather than build up, their child’s confidence.

We asked Registered Guidance Counselor, Preschool Teacher, and mom of two Eden Licup Calara to share with us common statements which are seemingly harmless, but can actually make kids second guess their emotions and their worth. She also gave us tips on how to handle each situation better!

5 Statements That Hurt Your Child's Self-Confidence

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The First-Time Mom’s Guide to a Functional and Fashionable Wardrobe

In between the cycle of diaper changes, mini-panic attacks, and endless list of other tasks, also known as motherhood, what to wear is the last thing on a first-time mother’s mind. The one thing in common among online articles and social media mom-fluencers is that when it comes to postpartum dressing, comfort is king. We are fortunate enough to live in a time where athleisure is considered stylish and clothing specifically designed for motherhood are easily accessible. The challenge is finding quality pieces that balance function and fashion. Although much of your pre-maternity wear are still very much usable and you definitely don’t need to reinvent your style to suit motherhood, there are a few items that when made available to you, could make new-mom life a little easier. We listed 7 pieces from local brands (yes to supporting Filipino businesses!) which we think you should add to your closet. Keep on scrolling to see more of the essentials!

The First-Time Mom's Guide to a Functional and Fashionable Wardrobe

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Here are Effective Ways to Convince Your Kids to Wear a Face Mask!

Is your toddler having a hard time adjusting to wearing a face mask? As the pandemic continues, putting a face mask on is one of the many safety precautions we need to get used to nowadays. Although it may appear uncomfortable, this will prevent us from catching the unseen virus. Hence, whether it is for going out for a family gathering or playing outside, our little ones need to get into the habit of having a face mask on for their care.

Today, we will talk about how we can make your child more comfortable with wearing a face mask. We asked different mothers with toddlers to give us some bits of advice on how you can positively regularize a face mask on their kids’ everyday lives. Keep reading as we give you some insights! 

Here are Effective Ways to Convince Your Kids to Wear a Face Mask!

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