According to Movie, Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) Atty. Chairman Toto Villareal, “Children are not burdens, they are blessings”. Chairman Villareal is responsible for the classification of TV programs and movies for the protection of children in their viewing into G, PG, and SPG. Movies are also categorized so kids can watch them appropriately.

Toto Villareal

At the Baby Family Expo organized by Mediacom Solutions, Inc., he told the expo attendees that he believes that parents should raise their kids to have good moral character. Villareal also mentioned that kids are entitled to watch child-friendly programs and he is lobbying for the networks of these programs to air them during child-friendly hours.

To MTRCB board member, celebrity, entrepreneur and hands-on mom Gladys Reyes and who is a mother of three, as soon as a woman enters the phase of motherhood, she’ll learn what unconditional love truly means. Reyes says that there may come a time when one will feel guilty about not being home for hours to closely monitor the kids. But she emphasized that parents need not choose between being a career person and a parent.

Gladys Reyes

“The most important thing you should do is be there whenever they need you the most”, Reyes advised.

The key is very simple: Give your kids the quality time they need. “It’s not about how long the hours are, it’s rather the quality you give to that allotted time.”

With the advent of social networking, a parent’s attention might be easily diverted. You may be physically present, but your attention is elsewhere, which makes it just the same when you’re not around.

Thammie Sy

Thammie Sy is a proud mom who runs a famous mommy blog where she promotes homeschooling and good parenting. Instead of homeschooling though, she prefers to call it “life schooling” because, from the moment the child is born until he grows up, it is the mom’s duty to educate him about life. She also talked about the importance of setting goals. According to her, it is important to guide your children to the path where they will be good and responsible citizens. It is also crucial to ask yourself “Why?”. Answering this will give you purpose and will give you a strong foundation to reach your goals. Sy also advised, “Instead of them entering our world, let’s enter theirs,” she said. Every kid has their own personality and learning styles. So it is vital for every parent to respect their kid’s learning styles and let them grow with a strong sense of self.

With the right knowledge and trustworthy people to back you up, parenting will be much more rewarding than what you ever imagined. Shop, learn and play at the Philippines’ biggest baby, children, pregnancy and family event of the year, the 2nd BABY & FAMILY EXPO PHILIPPINES 2014 happening on December 5-7, 2014 at the SMX Convention Center Manila.

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