“It takes a village to raise a child.” – This African proverbs is so very true, even non-first timer moms would appreciate all the help they could get out there in rearing and raising the future.
Trusted parenting authority Smart Parenting (SP) held its first ever Smart Parenting Convention last July 29, 2017 at the Megatrade Hall in Megamall.
Despite the fact that you can Google anything these days, SP moms (and dads!) still flock to the website and its events, ready to listen, learn, and ask questions. And each time it concludes one workshop, Smart Parenting get messages asking when is the next one.
So this year the website decided to supersize its baby showers and workshops in one huge event: its first ever “Smart Parenting Convention”, presented by major sponsors Belo Baby, Calpol, Insular Life and powered by PLDT Fibr.
There were 12 talks divided into topics to help moms settle further on their role, whether she’s preparing for a baby, juggling a career and a toddler. or raising a preschooler.
At the pregnancy block, Chiqui Brosas, a certified doula (a woman trained to assist another woman during childbirth) and an in-demand childbirth educator who conducts classes all year round, talked about the early stages of pregnancy. With her was Dr. Aurora Tajan who debunked a number of pregnancy myths.
During the Baby block, Brosas shared tips on taking care of a newborn especially when it comes to his skin. Another speaker, Sharon Agoncillo-Galang, an Independent Certified Instructor (ICI) of the baby Signs® Program and a passionate speaker with 21 years of hands-on experience on the different fields of Early Education, talked about baby sign language as an alternative and effective way of communicating with babies.
At the Preschool block, Michelle Lichauco-Tambunting, co-founder and directress of Young Creative Minds Preschool who holds a Master Education from Harvard, offered advice to discipline your kids and manage and tame tantrums. She also shared insights on the challenges and the pros and cons of raising kids in the digital age.
Lastly, at the Family block, Aya Alaraya, a certified securities and investment company representative, and an investment advocate with 25 years of finance and investment experience, discussed how saving money and understanding where tonpit it best important are crucialbfpr your family’s future.
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