How to Manage Difficult School Drop-Offs Like a Pro

Your toddler’s first day of school is almost always full of tears. If you’ve never been there, you’re most likely feeling all the jitters as the day comes closer.

Relax, Moms and Dads. The truth is, your first time at school drop-off might be a lot easier than you imagine. Mom of one and former guidance counselor Michelle Aquino-Tulalian shares her mind on what you really need to know about a difficult drop-off, and how you can handle it like a pro!

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Check Out these Child-Friendly Hotels for Your Last Hurrah Before School!

Back-to-school blues may be sinking in, but for some kids and parents, there’s still time before the busy school year starts!

Spruce up your family stay and find the perfect hotel in the province, near the metro, or in the Manila neighborhood where you can make great memories. Be it an indoor playground, inflatable pool, or a beachside scavenger hunt, there’s a host of stellar amusement activities that will leave your little tot or growing child gleaming with excitement!

Check out our round-up of child-friendly hotels for a guaranteed summer-to-remember:

Check Out these Child-Friendly Hotels for Your Last Hurrah Before School!

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From Boomers to Millennials: Parenting Styles Across Generations

As a millennial parent who lives in a multi-generational household, I can’t help but think about how differently my three-year old daughter gets treated sometimes. There are moments when I become uncomfortable when my mom puts pressure on my daughter to eat more or when she buys too many new toys as if spoiling her. Although I know she means well, as do other parents, I also think about how I’ll treat my own grandchildren in the future. Would I be like my mom or will I still be like myself as a parent now?

Looking into the past and finding context may be the key. So I’ve decided to ask some family and friends to assess how different, or even similar, parenting styles in certain areas can be for Boomers (born from 1946 to 1964), Gen Xers (born from 1964 to 1980), and Millennials (born from 1981 to 1996).

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A Breastfeeding Mom’s Guide to Managing Postpartum Stress

Mom, it’s completely understandable if you feel stressed in this new season in your life. As you adjust your sails with welcoming a new member of the family and adapting to changes in routine and schedule, you will feel overwhelm, fear, anxiety.

But you need to relax, Momma. Stress is going to affect your milk supply, and the only way you can reduce stress is to know where it’s coming from! Here’s a list of common stressors new and breastfeeding moms usually encounter, with practical tips to ensure calmer and happier breastfeeding sessions.

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