Investing in Our Children

Investing in Our Children

by Terry Meeuwsen, Director, CBN’s Orphan’s Promise Co-host, The 700 Club When I was young (and incredibly immature), I emphatically announced to my mother that I did not intend to have children, but instead was determined to pursue a career in music and acting. She just smiled. My mom is 87, and still smiling as she watches me try to keep […]

Sa Pagpapalaki ng Anak,  Ang Magulang Dapat ang Pinaka-taimtim Magdasal (part 2)

Sa Pagpapalaki ng Anak,  Ang Magulang Dapat ang Pinaka-taimtim Magdasal (part 2)

By Avelynn Garcia  In the previous article, we talked about the importance of prayer in the family. We also discussed 2 simple ways on how to teach your children about prayer.  Here are two more ways:  3. Show your children that prayers really work. Every time God will bless us, we always see to it that we tell our children […]

How to Discipline Children (Part 2)

How to Discipline Children (Part 2)

By Avelynn Garcia Last week, we discussed about disciplining children. Now, let’s continue… 3. Discuss the discipline process to your children. Siguraduhing ipaalam at ipaliwanag sa inyong anak ang mga nakasulat sa Unleash Discipline Monitor. Hayaang magtanong ang anak ninyo para maunawaan nila ang mga bagay na gusto ninyong ipagawa. Pagkatapos ninyong pag-usapan, pumirma kayo sa form. Ang pagpirma sa […]

How to Discipline Children (Part 1)

How to Discipline Children (Part 1)

By Avelynn Garcia In my previous article, we talked about the importance of disciplining children. Now, let’s discuss the proper way on how it is done: How to discipline? 1. Set acceptable and unacceptable code of behavior In our book entitled “Unleash the Highest Potential of Your Child”, we designed a form called “Unleash the Highest Potential of your Child […]

Principle 4: Ang mga Magulang Dapat ang Pinakamatatag ang Dibdib sa Pamilya.

Principle 4: Ang mga Magulang Dapat ang Pinakamatatag ang Dibdib sa Pamilya.

 By Avelynn Garcia Sa pagpapalaki ng anak, kailangan ng mga magulang ang matatag na dibdib. Ang sabi nga ng isang quotation: “Discipline is doing what you don’t want to do when you don’t want to do it” Kapag hindi kayo matatag, maaawa kayo sa inyong anak at hindi ninyo sila didisiplinahin. May mga magulang na kung minsan ay malambot ang puso. […]

Principle 3: Ang Mga Magulang Dapat ang Pinakamabilis Humingi ng Tawad at Magpatawad sa Pamilya.

Principle 3: Ang Mga Magulang Dapat ang Pinakamabilis Humingi ng Tawad at Magpatawad sa Pamilya.

By Avelynn Garcia A popular quotation says…  “The first to APOLOGIZE is the BRAVEST The first to FORGIVE is the STRONGEST The first to FORGET is the HAPPIEST” – Anonymous This is also applicable on how to manage our children. Dahil ang mga magulang ay tao lamang, nagkakamali rin sila. Sa mga pagkakataong tayo ang nagkamali, dapat tayo rin ang […]

Tragic

Tragic

By Yay Padua Olmedo “Nabuntis ang anak ko, kaya ako umuwi,”  says Z, a just-returned OFW as we struck a conversation while she waited for her sundo at the NAIA airport. Z must have been building up her rage for a confrontation with her daughter. She needed to vent.  “Marami  ngang pera, nagkaganyan naman ang anak ko. Nagpapaka-alipin ka sa […]

The “App” That Matters

The “App” That Matters

By Yay Padua-Olmedo “I want to design apps,” my grandson Joaqui recently told his mother Lucci. Joaqui  earlier declared he’d be designing cars. Quite smart—excelling in both Math and English (he devours books), he’s a ten year-old fifth-grader who’s determined to win.  He could fly to the moon if he wanted to. Of course, that’s me, Lola (grandmother) speaking! Believe […]

Parenting Out of Faith, Not Fear

Parenting Out of Faith, Not Fear

Parenting is a daunting task, one that requires great patience, wisdom, and love. Being a mom or dad begs a certain amount of selflessness. For Christians, the mantel of parenthood commands a greater commitment because of the God-given responsibility with regard to the lives and souls of our children. Believing that God’s Word is the source of the guidance we […]

Little Tutors

Little Tutors

“I want your voice to be quiet, not harsh.” When these words come from a two-year-old, it seems as if an angel has spoken. Being corrected is not pleasant, but when a child does it, the impact to me is stronger and more effective. How I have been tutored many times by my kids, not on what I say but […]

Traveling With Baby

Traveling With Baby

“When the magi had departed, an angel from the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, ‘Get up. Take the child and his mother and escape to Egypt. Stay there until I tell you, for Herod will soon search for the child in order to kill him.’ Joseph got up and, during the night, took the child and […]

The Secret to Eternal Youth

The Secret to Eternal Youth

“Young children were brought to Him for Him to put His hands on them and pray; but the disciples interfered. Jesus however said, ‘Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them; for it is to those who are childlike that the Kingdom of the Heavens belongs.’ So He laid His hands upon them and went away.”  […]

Are You a Home Wrecker?

Are You a Home Wrecker?

“The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down.” Proverbs 14:1 I always get a jolt when I read these lines from the Bible, and for a good reason. It always makes me ponder how I have conducted myself lately. Have I been a builder or a home wrecker? No sane woman […]

Saving Your Sanity Without Household Help

Saving Your Sanity Without Household Help

Early on in our marriage, we decided not to get hired help. My husband calls it “living the American dream” in the Philippines. I call it independence. Since we both find doing household chores therapeutic, it suited us just fine. We both love the quiet and privacy it afforded us. When our daughter Mishca came along, we knew things would […]

From Career Woman to Full-Time Homemaker

From Career Woman to Full-Time Homemaker

“I’ve always thought of you as a career woman, not a housewife and mother,” exclaimed my former officemate when she visited me, my husband, and our baby in our new home. Her comment brought me back to a time in my life when I thought that having a family was out of the question. I had been blessed with a […]