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Detours from home: Mothering my mother, the cancer survivor

Jul 03, 2020 - 11:18 AM

I had to take care of my mother but she ended up taking care of me

Death and the coronavirus pandemic: Designing a God for my child

Jun 27, 2020 - 6:00 PM

'I didn’t think the big questions would come so early, but at the age of three, my child is already asking questions about death'

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Presko feeling all day: Find out why parents are all praises for Pampers' new Aircon Pants

Jun 22, 2020 - 6:18 PM

They have found their new favorite diaper

Easy, creamy recipes you can make with kids

Jun 19, 2020 - 4:57 PM

Here’s a bonding activity to make any day special even while at home

Detours from home: Plant parenting in the time of pandemic

Jun 02, 2020 - 3:03 PM

It all started as a mild addiction in collecting indoor plants then I spiraled into becoming a full-fledged plant mom

Art by David Castuciano

WATCH: Continuing education for AlphaKids at home

May 29, 2020 - 11:11 AM

Raya School Co-founder and School Director Ani Almario talks about what parents can do to adapt to the realities of education at home

Keep your child’s eating and sleeping habits healthy even while in quarantine

May 21, 2020 - 4:17 PM

Don’t let the lockdown affect your child’s growth

A tale of two mothers: springs of hope, winters of despair

May 17, 2020 - 8:07 PM

'Mothers bear the brunt of the pandemic in many – some disturbing — ways'

WATCH: Leveraging technology for AlphaKids at home

May 15, 2020 - 10:59 AM

Academic and parenting authority Dr. Queena Lee-Chua discusses the use of technology in your child’s home education

It's the simple life for Gwen Zamora, David Semerad, and baby Cooper

May 14, 2020 - 9:00 AM

The actress talks about life in their 'cabin' and watching Cooper grow up before her very eyes

[Letters from Mama] Your hugs make me braver, stronger

May 12, 2020 - 12:00 PM

Divine Lee Go writes to her two kids about the importance of a hug from both child and parents

IN PHOTOS: How your favorite stars celebrated Mother's Day 2020

May 10, 2020 - 10:20 PM

These stars celebrate Mother's Day all in the comfort of their own homes

[Letters from Mama] Family is what makes this chaotic time bearable

May 10, 2020 - 7:00 PM

Mozzy Ravena writes to her superstar children about the quiet time they're spending together while under lockdown

PHENOMS. Mozzy Ravena with her two sons –basketball superstars Kiefer and Thirdy. Photo from Kiefer Ravena's Instagram

[Letters from Mama] Mama will always be there for you

May 10, 2020 - 2:00 PM

Mila writes to John Paul about her fears, worries, and hopes as the world battles a pandemic

[Letters from Mama] Thankful for our happy moments

May 10, 2020 - 1:28 PM

Marideth writes to Dylan about the time they're spending together while on lockdown

[Letters from Mama] Worry not, your dream will be fulfilled

May 09, 2020 - 11:00 AM

Abbygale Arenas-De Leon writes to her son Ijah, who flew home from the US to be with family during the pandemic

[Letters from Mama] The great honor and privilege to be your mother

May 09, 2020 - 8:00 AM

The Marikina City 2nd District Representative writes about the extraordinary times her children are growing up in – and what they should learn from it

WATCH: Keeping AlphaKids ahead even at home

May 06, 2020 - 5:36 PM

With Dr. Michele Alignay, we talk about ways to effectively care for AlphaKids at home, while also honing their intellectual development

Laban at home: Activities to do with your kids without going out of the house

Apr 24, 2020 - 6:06 PM

These activities are not just fun, they’re practical, too!

Missing their papa: A mother’s thoughts on the coronavirus lockdown

Apr 19, 2020 - 11:00 AM

How does one explain the coronavirus to her kids, or help them deal with being separated from their father during the quarantine? One mom shares her experience.

Illustration by Janina Malinis

Why we need to stay at home: A coronavirus explainer for kids

Apr 18, 2020 - 11:05 AM

Help kids cope by making them watch this video

How to keep your family safe during a pandemic

Apr 07, 2020 - 12:36 PM

Knowing the right thing to do can help save lives

A saggy diaper due to “babad” is giving your baby more than just discomfort

Mar 06, 2020 - 8:37 PM

Prolonged exposure to wetness can affect your baby’s sensitive skin

[OPINION] Erased suicides: The game of shame-and-blame must stop

Feb 20, 2020 - 4:00 PM

When we collectively refuse to acknowledge the epidemic of suicides, we become complicit in perpetuating shame, stigma, and blame on the people we need to help

ROUNDTABLE: Helping kids keep up in the age of digital learning

Feb 05, 2020 - 10:12 AM

On Wednesday, February 5, 10 am join our discussion about today’s faster learning environment and what must parents do to help their children be ready for the future

Rapper T.I. draws outrage over daughter's forced annual 'virginity test'

Nov 07, 2019 - 10:30 AM

T.I. says on a podcast that he escorts his daughter Deyjah Harris to the doctor's office after each birthday to 'check her hymen'

Sparing the rod: Netizens debate physical punishment at home

Oct 02, 2019 - 8:37 PM

'A little spanking here and there is necessary if it's called for,' admits one commenter

Millennial parents are raising kids and spending money differently

Sep 05, 2019 - 9:32 PM

Tech is a big factor

Grudges come naturally to kids – gratitude must be taught

Aug 10, 2019 - 1:06 PM

Our results suggest that young children must learn the principle of direct reciprocity in order to apply it

CHILDHOOD LESSONS. Kids have no problem remembering who plays fair. Natalia Lebedinskaia/

[OPINION] Married at 23, mother at 26: A look back at my chaotic 20s

Aug 08, 2019 - 10:03 AM

Next month, I will turn 29 and in all honesty, I thought by now I would have figured out what I want to do but on most days, I feel like I’m sleepwalking, just waiting for my own oblivion

Attachment parenting: Separating fact from opinion

Aug 04, 2019 - 9:33 PM

Attachment parenting is a parenting style that focuses on nurturing the connection parents can develop with their babies

Photos by Jay Ganzon/Rappler

Senior high school student pays tribute to taxi driver father

Jun 16, 2019 - 11:08 AM

‘Lahat ng medalyang nakamit ko ay para lamang sayo. Walang tatalo sa tatay na katulad mo!’ says Ryan Russel Reyes

FATHER AND SON. "Presensya at pagmamahal mo pa lang, busog na busog na ako," said Ryan. Photo taken from Ryan Reyes' Facebook page

[OPINION] An open letter to parents: Your LGBTQ+ kids are alright

Jun 11, 2019 - 4:00 PM

Your child might suffer not because of who they are but because of other people. Don't be one of those people.

Life's purpose, horcruxes, and winging it: What motherhood has taught these moms

May 11, 2019 - 8:30 PM

From Saab Magalona to Richelle Singson-Michael, here's what motherhood has taught these new moms

Mother knows best: PH stars, Binibining Pilipinas candidates on what they learned from their moms

May 11, 2019 - 3:00 PM

Pia Wurtzbach, Jasmine Curtis-Smith, and Tom Rodriguez talk about the lessons the number one women in their lives imparted

Why free play is important for your baby's motor development

Apr 29, 2019 - 5:01 PM

Here’s how you can make sure your child’s active time goes unhindered

Toni Gonzaga reveals her mommy secrets

Apr 25, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Learn a couple of parenting tips and tricks from the celeb mom’s latest vlog featuring baby Seve

This is what postnatal depression really feels like

Mar 30, 2019 - 11:00 AM

There is an expectation that having a baby will result in the rosy glow of motherhood. But postnatal depression can leave many women with a persistent feeling of deep sadness, and a loss of interest in life.

MATERNAL BLUES. Image from Shutterstock

Fathers now allowed 14 days of paid paternity leave under new law

Feb 22, 2019 - 3:59 PM

The Expanded Maternity Leave Act allows any female worker who will avail of maternity leave to transfer up to 7 of her 105 days of paid leave to the child’s father, whether they are married or not

MORE DAYS FOR FATHERS, TOO. Fathers can now have up to 14 days of paid leave under the Expanded Maternity Leave Act. Photo by Gerard Carreon

7 self-care tips for busy moms

Feb 02, 2019 - 10:15 AM

Easy and convenient ways to show yourself some love

GLAM O MAMAS. Amanda Griffin-Jacob and Bianca Araneta-Elizalde talk about how they make time for themselves as busy moms. Photo by JJ Tan

Quality or price — what’s more important? Parents weigh in

Jan 30, 2019 - 2:40 PM

New parent? You’ll know just how expensive diapers can get. But here’s how you can provide only the best for your child while saving money

Solo parents in QC get 20% discount in restaurants

Jan 30, 2019 - 10:38 AM

The discount will not apply to bills exceeding P2,000 for single or accumulated receipts made in the same establishment and within the same day

How parents can help their young children develop healthy social skills

Dec 30, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Social development skills are just as important as cognitive skills when learning

SOCIAL SKILLS. At two to 3 years, children should be able to play alongside other children with the same toys. Photo from Shutterstock

Worry over kids' excessive smartphone use is more justified than ever before

Dec 27, 2018 - 10:00 AM

New research found brain changes among kids using screens more than 7 hours a day and lower cognitive skills among those using screens more than two hours a day

SMARTPHONE WOES. Sleep deprivation among teens spiked after 2012 – just as smartphone use became common. GCapture/

What you can do if your child is being bullied

Dec 22, 2018 - 8:00 PM

The recent incidents of bullying that sparked outrage online raised this important question: What should you do if your child is being bullied?

Gay Singaporean man wins right to adopt surrogate son

Dec 17, 2018 - 10:14 PM

The city-state's high court says that 'the evidence has demonstrated to us that it is very much in the interests of the child that the adoption order be made'

House approves bill banning corporal punishment vs children

Nov 12, 2018 - 6:20 PM

(UPDATED) The bill will now be tackled at the bicameral conference committee level, where lawmakers will reconcile conflicting provisions in the House and Senate versions

NO TO CORPORAL PUNISHMENT. Both the House and the Senate have passed their versions of the bill against corporal punishment of children.

Why women, including feminists, are still attracted to 'benevolently sexist' men

Oct 13, 2018 - 5:30 PM

Does benevolent sexism always undermine women? It might depend on context.

SIGNAL. What sort of signal does holding a door for a woman send? KOLOTAILO LIDIIA

Senate passes bill banning corporal punishment vs children

Oct 08, 2018 - 6:25 PM

The Positive Discipline of Children Act seeks to protect minors from all forms of physical and mental violence

Microsoft to require US suppliers to offer 12 weeks of paid parental leave

Aug 31, 2018 - 11:47 AM

The new policy applies to US suppliers with 50 or more employees who do substantial work for the company

MICROSOFT. The tech giant, whose logo and CEO Satya Nadella appear in this photo, is demanding more progressive work conditions from its suppliers. File photo by Drew Angerer/AFP