How Our Children Can Teach Us A Lot About Parenting

Young children have perfected a full range of physical and emotional reactions that we, the parents, can read loud and clear. If there is someone who knows more than the way we raise children, they are no other than our own children. They are with us, interacting, communicating, and all things in between every day. … Continue reading How Our Children Can Teach Us A Lot About Parenting

What’s In a Name

My almost 10-pound baby at birth Gabriel Dominic at a little over 3 weeks old in this picture.   You might think that names are just words and that they do not have a significant impact on a person or something. But all words, which are composed of shapes and sounds that can trigger an … Continue reading What’s In a Name

How Our Emotional Reactions As Parents Affect the Child’s Behavior

There are times when I asked myself this question: How should I deal with my impatient preschooler? And every time I tried to expound on a hope to find an answer, it always point me back. Nathaniel just turned five last August and is sometimes impatient about some things. I had to deal with the … Continue reading How Our Emotional Reactions As Parents Affect the Child’s Behavior

Seven Things Our Kids Should Remember Most About Us

Whether we realize it or not, we’re always given a chance to make a memory at every moment. We’re more than capable of creating good and bad memories every single day. It’s all up to us. Sure, we all have regrets and disappointments. We all have moments of despair, of hopelessness, and brokenness. We all … Continue reading Seven Things Our Kids Should Remember Most About Us

Why smiling is good for a child

Smile is one of the world’s most powerful gestures. It is the symbol that should be rated with the highest emotional content. It impacts our brain, health, and outlook on life—for all the positive reasons. Smiling could do a lot of good things to a child. We parents must be aware of the fact that … Continue reading Why smiling is good for a child

Five simple ways to make a happy child

All parents just want their children to be happy. But not only that, we also want them to grow up into the best person that they could be. But the big question is: “How much control do we have over our children’s happiness and success for that matter?” What makes a happy child? What makes … Continue reading Five simple ways to make a happy child

Our Constant Prayer As Parents Should Be For Our Children to Come to Know God As He Is As Much As We Did

  When my son Nathaniel was walking toward the direction of a priest for a blessing after a holy mass celebration two years ago, he (the priest) was telling my son to try becoming a priest like him when he grows up. Then the priest looked me straight in the eyes as we traded smiles. … Continue reading Our Constant Prayer As Parents Should Be For Our Children to Come to Know God As He Is As Much As We Did

Some thoughts on family and the role it has to play in our society

It has been said that a home that’s filled with the light of Christ’s truth and the warmth of his love radiates joy far beyond its walls. The family, especially in the Christian sense of it, plays an essential role in our baptismal call to be disciples and missionaries. Each member of the family is … Continue reading Some thoughts on family and the role it has to play in our society

Help your kids develop confidence without overpressuring them

Without self-confidence, your child is most likely to fail in a sense that it is considered an essential ingredient for all aspects of your child’s healthy development. It is also such a key ingredient in which school success may be gauged or determined. But how would you be able to help your children develop confidence … Continue reading Help your kids develop confidence without overpressuring them

Help your child become a better person with these six empowering ways

Every parent would be very glad seeing their children growing up to be reliable persons and who could do things on their own. There’s that awkward feeling at first like when you realize that your kids wouldn’t need your assistance at all because they’re more than capable of doing it on their own. Teaching them … Continue reading Help your child become a better person with these six empowering ways