Growing up - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Growing up


The problem with 'we' is 'they'

Apr 29, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Being with like-minded people is not always good for your growth

Growing up in Aleppo

Dec 16, 2016 - 5:37 PM

Aleppo took me in and afforded me a kindness that permeated the span of my lifetime

MIGRANTS. A family photo of the author (yellow jacket) in Palmyra, Syria. Photo courtesy of Migel Estoque

5 Ways growing up in the 90s shaped a generation's mindset

Sep 15, 2016 - 6:04 PM

It was a decade that was truly all that

Growing up school age: Big school. Big change. Big worry.

Nov 04, 2015 - 1:29 PM

Like every mom actress Kristine Hermosa Sotto is never sure if Kiel is ready for the bigger world of school

Finding my inner Lois Lane

Aug 10, 2015 - 10:23 AM

I wondered if I would find my inner Lois Lane or if I would even find other Lois Lanes in my internship But it turned out to be entirely different

 Photo by Jose Mari Deluria

Listen to Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' new song with Ed Sheeran

Aug 06, 2015 - 3:23 PM

Growing Up Sloane s Song is an dedicated to Macklemore s daughter Sloane Ava Simone Haggerty

The few times I saw my mother

May 10, 2015 - 1:33 PM

I do not know when we will see each other again

MEMORIES. My mother, me, and my lola in Luneta Park, circa 1987. This is the only picture of me and my mother together that I can find.

#SHEro: 13 years

Mar 29, 2015 - 10:42 PM

You were born 13 years too early or maybe I was born 13 years too late but the difference rarely matters when we coexist

How a mother’s touch helps you grow

Mar 07, 2015 - 11:42 AM

Leila de Guzman shares how she takes care of her child and the importance of being aware of the benefits of proper nutrition and stimulation

Bianca Gonzalez opens up about past abusive relationship

Feb 08, 2015 - 9:27 PM

Bianca says that after a big fight she realized it was time to end it

Parents and Fil-Am kids: Contending balikbayans

Sep 20, 2014 - 7:00 PM

Suddenly the child who is supposed to grow up 95 American now wants to visit and spend time in the home country while their elders re insert themselves into the communities they abandoned

(Insert her silence here)

Sep 04, 2014 - 9:27 AM

Whenever I think about my mother there is a gap in my chest where our relationship should be as if I was still swimming towards her never reaching her and never meeting her cheers and praise

What 24 feels like

Jun 30, 2014 - 5:00 PM

I never thought I would feel as lost as I would back when I was 20

Finding the 'man' in superman

Jun 17, 2014 - 10:57 AM

I never thought of myself as daddy s little girl until I finally got to know him

The typing school

Jul 25, 2013 - 10:04 AM

My folks were all about life skills and there wasn t a handier skill than typing

Avril Lavigne weds in black Monique Lhuillier

Jul 05, 2013 - 6:58 AM

A goth wedding for the pop punk princess and her rocker prince

LOVE IN BLACK. Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger at the 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards

Shifting gears: From nurse to lawyer

Jun 19, 2013 - 9:56 AM

If Zosimo Bolaños the 70 year old law graduate thought he wasn’t too old to become a lawyer then so can I at 22

Notes on an old soul

Jun 16, 2013 - 7:48 PM

Or reflections on my dad and his projection in his children and grandson

OUR FAMILY'S PILLARS. Papa and Mama, now retired in the US. Photo by Mariela Palomo

Bonding with your kids through reading

Jun 16, 2013 - 5:00 PM

Literature is is a portal especially for families to discovering new worlds along with each other’s ideas and opinions

BONDING TIME. 'For generations, fathers have normally been viewed as distant and only fulfill the role of provider. Having him read to the kids breaks this distance and creates a great bonding time with the children.'

Happy even after: The Daddy-Mommy

Jun 16, 2013 - 4:24 PM

Looking back, I can say that I never imagined how much I enjoy being a being a solo mom and the lessons it has taught me

FAMILY OF TWO. It’s not the breakup of a marriage or relationship that makes you a failure, it’s what you make of yourself after it that does

There’s a father in here somewhere

Jun 16, 2013 - 1:27 PM

Parents aren’t born fully formed and with super powers Most of the time we’re grasping in the dark

THIS FATHER CARES. How important is breastfeeding to a dad? Marc Fong tells us.

Family finance: Raising stock market kids

Jun 16, 2013 - 12:52 PM

Edward Lee and Eleanore Teo the father daughter tandem of online stockbroker COL Financial promote the cause of saving and investing among children

TEAM EFFORT. Eleanore Teo and Edward Lee of COL Financial. All photos by Edric Chen

What I inherited from my Dad

Jun 16, 2013 - 10:55 AM

Hajji Alejandro’s secret to being youthful is no big mystery at all It’s simply his attitude toward life

FATHER OF THE BRIDE. Hajji at my wedding in Boracay. Photo courtesy of Raymund Isaac

My dad, the adventurer

Jun 16, 2013 - 9:23 AM

His sense of wonder and easy delight never left him despite the troubles that came his way

AN ADVENTUROUS SOUL. This dad remains game for anything. All photos courtesy of Rhea Claire Madarang

Be a father (even when you are not one)

Jun 16, 2013 - 7:03 AM

Whether you are happily married or a single mom all mothers should know how to sometimes be a father to their children

IMPORTANT ROLE. There are nights when my son could not sleep, or when he’d be struggling with a difficult situation in school. When he needs to talk, sometimes about seemingly unimportant matters, I would sit down with him and talk.

Celebrating Father’s Day without a Father

Jun 16, 2013 - 6:20 AM

By recognizing he is still with us no matter what we learn to honor him

VICTORIA AND HER ANGEL. Victoria and her dad shortly after she was born. Photo courtesy of Victoria Herrera

On Father's Day: 'How do I love thee?'

Jun 15, 2013 - 10:42 PM

On Father’s Day I am grateful for my true partner in parenting because if it takes a village to raise a child it’s much easier to manage the madness when you know you have a teammate and partner by your side

NINO AND GELLIBEAN. 'He loved the daughter we were given, enough for both of us.' Photo by Joy Jesena-Barcelon courtesy of Mish Aventajado

The ideal Father’s Day gifts

Jun 15, 2013 - 9:51 PM

If we strip away the consumerism of Father’s Day here’s what Rappler’s resident dad thinks should be left behind

BEYOND THE CLICHÉ. The necktie is a universal symbol for fatherhood. But what will we find out about fathers behind the symbol?

Kindergarten lessons: A story

Jun 09, 2013 - 7:54 PM

A lighthearted first day at school story for parents with kids of all ages

LETTING GO. Parents get first day jitters too

What moving south and construction sites taught me

Apr 09, 2013 - 10:45 AM

My parents were pioneers who made the urban exodus from north to south carrying suitcases filled with dreams of an exciting future

Nababagabag, nag-iisa, nawasak: A valedictory address

Mar 27, 2013 - 6:07 PM

The daunting task of changing the world revolves around what we do with the pieces we give of ourselves And to change the world all we have to do is to choose

[Dash of SAS] Growing up and letting go

Mar 27, 2013 - 8:00 AM

Maybe parenthood was benevolently meant to be a series of letting go little by little moment by moment