Flowers and fatherhood

There are flowers in our backyard that, except when it rains, I watered twice a day. These flowers are orchids of violet, white, and yellow orange colors. There’s something in flowers that’s making me feel better, light, and joyful. It’s like a vitamin for my soul. My toddler loves the flowers, too. I saw him … Continue reading Flowers and fatherhood

Fifteen important things every good parent can do for his children

When you’re a parent, you have a choice about what you see, understand, and what you consider to be important for your child. But a parent’s true authority, however, is derived from the fact that his or her skill is helping his or her children navigate the passage of childhood toward adulthood. The essence of … Continue reading Fifteen important things every good parent can do for his children

Ten ways on how parents can become effective teachers as well

A large part of your role as a parent is to provide for your children’s basic needs and this may range from food and clothing, shelter, to emotional and psychological necessities such as safety, love, and healthy environment. But such a very important role is not limited only to providing the basic needs. Another important … Continue reading Ten ways on how parents can become effective teachers as well

Parenting is everyday role modeling

As a parent, every action you're going to show to your children may, in one way or another, motivate them to dig for more information on things that interest them and can inspire them to even try experimenting on things that intrigue them the most. It is true that words are important but actions speak … Continue reading Parenting is everyday role modeling

How to raise emotionally healthy kids

If you’re one of those parents who wonder what more they can do to protect their children from others and from their own selves, then relax as everything is going to be just fine. There’s no such thing as a perfect parenting and all you can do is learn from your mistakes and to come … Continue reading How to raise emotionally healthy kids

Ten things every parent must avoid thinking or believing about his or her child

Becoming a parent can be tough and challenging. There’s a lot of work to do and situations to deal with involving everything about your children, job, spouse, including your own inabilities and inadequacies as well. Yet, it is comforting to remind yourself that, in the end, in spite of it all, parenthood is one of the … Continue reading Ten things every parent must avoid thinking or believing about his or her child

Five ways to help encourage your child’s language development

Attempting to learn a language can be very difficult and it takes a considerable amount of time for anyone to become fluent on it. But not with babies though, as they come equipped with a phenomenal ability to learn a language with fluency in just about the span of three years. Yes, that’s a fact, … Continue reading Five ways to help encourage your child’s language development

How would you know if your child has a learning difficulty

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics that, for one to have a better understanding on how it’s like to have a learning difficulty, learning difficulty among children can be likened to “a distorted television picture caused by technical problems at the station. There is nothing wrong with the TV camera at the station or … Continue reading How would you know if your child has a learning difficulty

Reflecting on Khalil Gibran’s concept of children

I came across Khalil Gibran’s essay on children back in my elementary years when it was pasted by my father in the inner cover of our family photo album. It was my first encounter with his writings and I was amazed at the wisdom his words are carrying. I was able to get a copy … Continue reading Reflecting on Khalil Gibran’s concept of children

This matter of natural hierarches and leadership

The moment your son is able to identify the persons he considered important in his life, interactions of groups and the formation of social hierarchies will be slowly comprehended and stored into his young mind for further processing and interpretation. One best way to accept and understand hierarchies, from a parental perspective, is to recognize … Continue reading This matter of natural hierarches and leadership