bored-kids

By Anna Manila as originally posted at the Philippine Online Chronicles The first thing that comes to mind, when children are bored, is that they have to do something, and that would most certainly involve spending money – buying food, clothes, gaming consoles; or spending time with friends out of town Let us try to Read More →

oversharenting

written by Edel Cayetano as originally posted at the Philippine Online Chronicles “Whether or not you realize it, you’re setting up a digital trail for your children that can last through their lifetime, and you’re doing it without your permission” Psychological implications of growing up without anonymity Cutesy photos may be harmless now, but they Read More →

seventies (1)

Being an 80s child & why today’s youth never had it so good brings back sweet memories of my youth. Hence, I’ve come up with my own version of the 70’s child. (yes I am that old. High School in 1970 and college in 1974). We didn’t have Playstations, Nintendo 64, X boxes, video games Read More →

my daughter

My husband caressed my protruding belly and felt our baby move. His smile turned to a frown as he knitted his brows, ““We need to pack up and move to the mountains.” I stood up and responded, “No, we’re staying put. I know something good will happen. I just know it.” My stubborn refusal started Read More →

polly pockets

I never realized the value my children placed on their toys until Marielle interviewed me for her research paper a few years ago on “Toys and Games I played with” for her Psychology course. She said “Thank God mom for the girly and not so girly toys”. In this day of digital toys and gadgets, Read More →

Parenting

By Richard Leo Ramos as originally posted at the Philippine Online Chronicles. For many Filipinos, parents are seen with a somewhat confusing dichotomy: while they are, short of one’s life partner, the most beloved of people in one’s life, they can also be the ones who can embarrass you the most, or be the ones Read More →

failong ngayon segment

(Watch Failon Ngayon , at 2 PM Sunday (September 14) at ANC Channel.) I am glad to be back in the Philippines because I miss my social media work and advocacy.  The following day, I got surprised to receive a call from ABS-CBN  for a segment in Failon Ngayon . They needed a case study, from someone in Read More →