Category Archives: Advocacy
https://youaremom.com/8-things-that-change-your-life-when-you-become-a-mom/?utm_medium=post&utm_source=website&utm_campaign=featured_post When you are pregnant there are things people don’t tell you… and even if you imagine them, there are things that change when you become a mom that you may not expect. Being a mother is something wonderful and any woman who is lucky enough to be one and to love her children above all, will know that life is not the same and never will be the way it was before. If you are not yet a mom but you will be soon, you should know some things that will change in your life as soon as you become a mom, and…Advocacy, All and tagged Boy Abunda, New Mom on .
https://youaremom.com/5-tips-for-impatient-parents/ Patience is a virtue that must be strengthened when raising children, who will become reflections of ourselves in the future. Here are some important tips for impatient parents. As babies grow, so do their demands from mom and dad. As part of this growth process, it is important to arm yourself with patience and serenity. Do this in order to face each of their growing stages in the best way possible. In general, impatient parents do not achieve the same results as those who decide to take motherhood and fatherhood with another attitude.There are situations that are undoubtedly complex and not easy to manage….Advocacy, All and tagged Boy Abunda, Impatient Parents, Mom on .
February 5, 2018 While posting photos of our children on social media may seem harmless, there are a number of things parents should keep in mind. Not so long ago, sharing a photo or a video of our children meant loading it onto a computer and sending it by email, or putting it onto a CD. That sounds unbearably tedious nowadays, but of course, it used to be even more complicated. Today, with social media, sharing photos and videos of our children with family and friends has become so much…Advocacy, All and tagged Boy Abunda, Children, Mom, Social Media on .
By CASEY QUACKENBUSH 11:15 PM EDT http://time.com/5358364/philippines-breastfeeding-child-deaths/ Mothers participate in a breastfeeding event in Manila on Aug. 5, 2018. Noel Celis—AFP/Getty Images Hundreds of Filipino mothers participated in a government-backed mass-breastfeeding event, publicly nursing their children in an effort to combat child deaths, AFP reports. The annual event drew more than 1,500 women to a Manila stadium where the moms breastfed their children in support of a public campaign to get more women to feed their babies breast milk over formula. “It’s an empowering moment,” Joyce Balido, 29, a first-time mother, told AFP. “It was very difficult to establish a milk supply at first….Advocacy, All and tagged Boy Abunda, Breastfeeding, Times.Com on .
By Angela Dewan, CNN May 28, 2018 Menstrual Hygiene Day underscores stigma holding women back 04:30 (CNN)They’re skipping school, they’re excluded from sports and they’re shunned from places of worship — once a month, at least, when they’re menstruating. For many women and girls in India, even talking about periods is taboo, and a lack of access to sanitary products means life comes to a standstill for a few days every month. The Myna Mahila Foundation is trying to change that. The organization employs 15 local women from Mumbai slums to make sanitary pads, while another…Advocacy, Featured and tagged Boy Abunda, CNN International, Menstruation on .
By Mark Lieber, CNN Updated 1910 GMT (0310 HKT) May 30, 2018 Schizophrenia affects nearly 1% of the world population Complications appear to “turn on” genes in the placenta associated with schizophrenia, study says (CNN)Schizophrenia is thought to be caused by a mixture of genetic and environmental factors. But new research suggests that complications during pregnancy could increase nearly five-fold the child’s risk of developing schizophrenia later in life in high-risk individuals. These complications appear to “turn on” genes in the placenta that have been associated with schizophrenia, the researchers said. “The complications that mattered were very serious obstetric complications…Advocacy, Featured and tagged Boy Abunda, CNN International, Motherhood, Pregnancy, Schizophrenia on .
Dr. Magdalena BattlesDr. E. Magdalena Battles has a PhD in Academic and Clinical Psychology, a Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Child Psychology. Her specialties include children, domestic violence, and sexual assault and she shares her real life experiences and professional insights on her website Living Joy Daily. https://www.lifehack.org === Parents all lie to their kids every day, they just don’t realise it. You may tell your child not to lie, but continually saying these lies, no matter how small teaches them to lie as well. They will think it is ok to lie, since…Advocacy, Featured and tagged Boy Abunda, Lifehack.org, Motherhood, MYNP on .
Parenting Skills – Level: Expert Posted By Sarah, On May 23, 2018 http://momtruthbomb.com/index.php/2018/05/23/parenting-skills-level-expert/ There are many skills you acquire once you become a parent. Some of them are obvious and well-known to most people, like Moms ears that can hear the tiniest of whimpers in a deep sleep, or growing eyes in the back of their head, while Dads become very adept at sleeping through literally anything. But the skills that I speak of are skills at which you never thought you’d become an expert, mostly because they are skills whose existence you were completely unaware of pre-kids. These are a hidden…Advocacy, Featured and tagged Boy Abunda, Momtruthbomb.com, Motherhood, Parenting Skills on .
Here’s to celebrating #MomLife for Mother’s Day. By Caroline Bologna Motherhood. It’s been called the hardest job in the world and the ultimate sacrifice. It may be filled with chaos and confusion, but there’s also a lot of love and a lot of laughs. In honor of Mother’s Day, here are 41 comics about the ups and downs of motherhood. 1 Science of Parenthood 2 Hedger Humor 3 New Mom Comics 4 Mom Comic 5 Lunarbaboon 6 Sketchy Muma 7 Hedger Humor 8 New Mom Comics 9 Mom Comic 10 Hedger Humor…Advocacy, All and tagged Boy Abunda, HuffPost, Mothers Day 2018 on .
By Ikechi Awazie empowermentmomentsblog.com Lesson 1 – Never do what others are doing My mum made me discover that I was unique. She believed that God had a purpose for me and never failed to remind me. She heard my cries and yearning to feel among. She saw how much I felt like being loved. She filled the void of my heart with her love and made me see the world in a different light. She taught me to believe in myself and never seek the validation of others to be me. She let me understand that life…Advocacy and tagged Boy Abunda, Empowerment Moments Blog, Motherhood on .
RohaN Chaubey Be Rohanlicious || Twitter ||Twitter||Facebook Rohan is a social media enthusiast, programming geek and a young Indian blogger with penchant for personal development. His passion is to deliver high quality web content and helping bloggers, authors, small business owners and startup founders unlock their next level of success using social media and blogging. 3 most important lessons I learned from Mom and ways in which these things impacted my life. Lesson #1: My mom is an incredibly generous person I’ve ever known. I’ve learned to be generous and kind observing her. Being generous may seem hard, but in the long run, it always outweighs…Advocacy and tagged Boy Abunda, Empowerment Moments Blog, Mothers on .
https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/women-periods-ashamed-menstruation-half-survey-a8143416.html OLIVIA PETTER @oliviapetter1 Friday 5 January 2018 One in five women have felt period shame because of comments made by male friends Periods are a natural part of being female and yet, a new poll has revealed that more than half of women feel embarrassed by them. In a survey commissioned by feminine hygiene company Thinx, 58 per cent of women admitted to feeling ashamed when they menstruate. Researchers examined perceptions of periods in the US by polling 1,500 women and 500 men. They found that 42 per cent of female participants had experienced period-shaming, with comments mostly coming…Advocacy and tagged Boy Abunda, Independent UK, Menstruation on .
https://www.jaagore.com/current-issues/how-do-different-countries-take-care-of-their-senior-citizens Most countries have laws in place that make it mandatory for children to look after their elderly parents, but often a lot of it remains just on paper. While the conditions of senior citizens in India is worrisome, let us take a look at the provisions that some other countries have in place for the welfare of the elderly in other countries. Policies for senior citizens in Philippines – Philippines has a state policy that ensures social justice and dignity to the senior citizens in the country. Here are few things the policy enlists – 20% discount and exemption on VAT…Advocacy and tagged Boy Abunda, Jaagore, Senior Citizens on .
Melanie Pinola https://lifehacker.com/how-to-care-for-your-aging-parents-1688333666 One day, our parents won’t be able to drive, to climb stairs, or maybe even change their own clothes or feed themselves. As painful as thinking about this might be, we need to prepare to help them be comfortable and safe in their last stages of their lives. Here are the things to consider. No one wants to think about their parents at the end of their days, much less talk about it. In fact, 75% of adults haven’t had an in-depth discussion with their parents about things like living arrangements in retirement, long-term care, inheritance,…Advocacy and tagged Aging Parents, Boy Abunda, Life Hacker on .
By Analou De Vera March 20, 2018 The Philippines has 1,021 new cases of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that were recorded in the first month of this year, as cited to the recent data released by the Department of Health- Epidemiology Bureau. Based on the HIV and AIDS Registry of the Philippines (HARP) report, the said figure is 187 cases higher compared to the same period in 2017, wherein 834 cases were recorded. An average of 33 people was diagnosed with HIV each day during the month of January, the report said. Most of the cases reported were male individuals…Advocacy and tagged Boy Abunda, DOH, HIV_AIDS, Manila Bulletin on .
DIRECT LINE Boy Abunda The Philippine Star May 12, 2018 Karen Davila, journalist Last March, we celebrated and honored women in celebration of the International Women’s Month. It was a month-long celebration that centered around the theme, “We Make Change Work for Women.” Filipino women are the strength of the family and have consistently been part of nation building. Through the years, the Filipino woman continues to be a significant player in the development of a nation. There was a time when women have no personality — they could not vote, they were relegated to being mere housewives, they could…Advocacy and tagged Boy Abunda, DirectLine, Philippine Star, Womens Month 2018 on .
Facebook TwitterEmail Data & Trends HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, is one of the world’s most serious health and development challenges. The Global HIV/AIDS Epidemic According to UNAIDS : There were approximately 36.7 million people worldwide living with HIV/AIDS at the end of 2016. Of these, 2.1 million were children (<15 years old). An estimated 1.8 million individuals worldwide became newly infected with HIV in 2016 – about 5,000 new infections per day. This includes 160,000 children (<15 years). Most of these children live in sub-Saharan Africa and were infected by their HIV-positive mothers during pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding. Currently…Advocacy, News and tagged Boy Abunda, Children, Global Health, HIV_AIDS, Mothers on .
By Jill Savage (GregoryLee/iStock/Thinkstock) The back cover of Dr. Brenda Hunter’s book The Power of Mother Love casts a vision for moms: Mother love shapes cultures and individuals. While most mothers know that their love and emotional availability are vital to their children’s well-being, many of us do not understand the profound and long-lasting impact we have in developing our young children’s brains, teaching them first lessons of love, shaping their consciences … At a time when society urges women to seek their worth and personal fulfillment in things that take them away from their families and intimate bonds, Hunter invites…Advocacy and tagged Boy Abunda, Brenda Hunter, Motherhood on .
By Alexis Betia Published 3:48 PM, May 11, 2018 Bring some quality Mommy-and-Me bonding time instead of a present this year! Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and it means that the race is on for the Offspring of the Year award this 2018. (READ: 20 perfect Mother’s Day gift ideas) Kidding (and competition) aside, there’s no gift better-suited for this holiday than spending some quality time with the mothers and mother-figures in your life. Now, you may not win any awards with the following 5 ideas, but they’re…Advocacy and tagged Boy Abunda, Mothers Day 2018, Rappler on .
(http://www.mothersdaycelebration.com/mothers-day-in-philippines.html) We are about to enter into the month of May and all of us have great enthusiasm for the upcoming Mother’s day celebration 2018. Around each and every corner of the world the festival is celebrated with utmost love and reverence to all the mothers out there. Like in various parts of the world, Mother’s day in Philippines is celebrated on second Sunday of the month of May. And children and their fathers spend the whole day pampering their Mothers and showing off love to them. Mother’s day in Philippines is considered as a token of showing gratitude to…Advocacy and tagged Boy Abunda, Mothers Day 2018 on .
Child labour © UNICEF/NYHQ2006-0355/Giacomo Pirozzi A girl makes bricks at a factory in the Shahdra neighbourhood, north of Lahore, capital of Punjab Province. Millions of children around the world are trapped in child labour, depriving them of their childhood, their health and education, and condemning them to a life of poverty and want. Of course, there is work that children do to help their families in ways that are neither harmful nor exploitative. But many children are stuck in unacceptable work for children – a serious violation of their rights. Recent global estimates based on data of UNICEF, the ILO and the…Advocacy and tagged Boy Abunda, Child Labor, Labor Day, MYNP on .
THE BLOG Dec 24, 2014 By Daniel Wong CAVAN IMAGES VIA GETTY IMAGES Through my work with teenagers, I’ve realized just how much the parent-child relationship affects the child’s development, both emotionally and mentally. No surprises there. The stronger the relationship, the better the chances of the child becoming a well-adjusted, successful adult. This article lists seven simple phrases that will help you to build that relationship. The more often you use the phrases — I’m not asking you to repeat them every moment of every day, though! — the more likely it is that your child will grow up…Advocacy and tagged Boy Abunda, Children, Huffington, HuffPost, MYNP on .
SOURCE: https://ifstudies.org/blog/trends-in-unmarried-childbearing-point-to-a-coming-apart Late last year in this space, I offered an overview of a report from Senator Mike Lee’s Social Capital Project about the rise of unwed childbearing. Today, two-fifths of children are born to unmarried mothers, a phenomenon the report traced to declining birth rates among married women, rising birth rates among unmarried women, a fall in “shotgun marriages,” and a decline in marriage itself. On Valentine’s Day, the project released some additional charts breaking the numbers out by race and educational attainment. The simple way to summarize them is this: In terms of race, old disparities have persisted as unmarried childbearing has risen…Article, Featured, Research and tagged Fertility, Marriage, MYNP Research on Women, Single Parenting, WORKING CLASS on .
SOURCE: https://ifstudies.org/blog/dont-miss-the-joy-of-family-life I remember leaving swimming lessons with a five-year-old one afternoon. (She was mine. I hadn’t taken a random child.) As we passed the garden I turned back to see why my daughter wasn’t beside me. We were late. I was frustrated. This was no time for dawdling. And then I noticed her bending over and smelling the flowers. My heart melted. She reminded me that there is joy in every moment if we look. We spent about 20 seconds looking at and smelling the flowers. Her curiosity was satisfied. And she gladly accompanied me to the car. Imagine the…Article, Featured, Research and tagged Child-Care, Family Life, MYNP Research on Motherhood, Parenthood, Parenting on .