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On New Year’s Day, pope says there’s nothing like a mother’s love

On New Year’s Day, pope says there’s nothing like a mother’s love Elise Harris Jan 1, 2019 SENIOR CORRESPONDENT Pope Francis incenses the altar as he celebrates a new year Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. (Credit: AP Photo/Andrew Medichini.)   ROME – Pope Francis started the New Year heaping praise not only on the Virgin Mary but on all mothers, saying their love is the foundation of humanity and the cure for a world often divided and filled with bitterness. He praised mothers for the “heroism” they show “in self-giving, strength in compassion,…

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The most dangerous place for women is the home, a new UN study says

By Kara Fox, CNN Updated 22:16 PM PHT Mon, November 26, 2018 (CNN) — The most dangerous place for women is the home, according to a new UN study. Out of an estimated 87,000 women killed last year, some 50,000—or 58%—were killed by partners or family members, according to the 2018 report on gender-related killing of women and girls by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). More than a third of the women intentionally killed in 2017 were killed by a current or former partner, and 137 women are killed by family members every day, it said. While the majority…

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How a parent’s affection shapes a child’s happiness for life

    Sandi Schwartz  https://www.mother.ly/child/how-a-parents-affection-shapes-a-childs-happiness-for-life   We all live busy, stressful lives and have endless concerns as parents, but it is clear that one of the most important things we need to do is to stop and give our kids a big loving squeeze. Research over the past decade highlights the link between affection in childhood and health and happiness in the future. Science supports the idea that warmth and affection expressed by parents to their children results in life-long positive outcomes for those children,according to Child Trends, the leading nonprofit research organization in the United States focused on improving the lives and…

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10 Lies Parents Tell A Lot but Never Notice

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…

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Child Protection from Violence, Exploitation and Abuse

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…

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7 Phrases That Children Need to Hear From Their Parents

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…

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Importance of Family Bonding

https://thenewageparents.com The world today is filled with so much violence, anger, and apathy that it is downright scary. As we have children, it is of utmost importance to be a positive leader of our family. We all want to belong and feel accepted. A sense of belonging is derived from the close bond of family. Family is where our roots take hold and from there we grow. We are molded within a unit, which prepares us for what we will experience in the world and how we react to those experiences. Values are taught at an early age and are…

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Why Are Grandparents So Important?

BY JASON LADOCK | http://www.healthguidance.org Grandparents are like shady trees that has an ever welcoming attitude towards life. They are always there to offer their cool shade to the next generation. It seems that they have all the love, affection and warmth in the world stored within them. The unconditional warmth and infinite love create a special bond between the two generations. More than the parents, grandparents feel the pain when the child gets hurt or starts crying. Not to undermine the fact that grandparents look like the happiest individuals on this world, when they spend time with their grandchildren. Today, the…

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Filipino Name for Grandmother

Suffix Indicates a Great-Grandparent BY SUSAN ADCOX www.thespruce.com 05/12/17  Family traditions in the Philippines have been affected by modernity but are still strong in many ways. Blend Images – Jose Luis Pelaez Inc / Getty Images The most commonly used Filipino word for grandmother is lola. The suffix sa tuhod is added to indicate a great-grandmother: lola sa tuhod. Another frequently used term is inang. Variations include indang, nanang, ingkongand nanay. Learn the Filipino words for grandfather. You can also go to the list of ethnic names for grandmothers or to a comprehensive list of grandmother names. Languages in the Philippines Outsiders are frequently confused by the various languages spoken in the Philippine Islands.   Filipino…

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Young, poor and pregnant: Teen mums in the Philippines

While teen pregnancy rates in most countries are declining, numbers are rising in the Philippines. by Mary Ann Jolley 24 Jan 2018  http://www.aljazeera.com      Hundreds of thousands of girls in the Philippines give birth when they’re just teenagers [Al Jazeera] Puerto Princesa, the Philippines – Angela was just 14 the first time she got pregnant. Her boyfriend was 19, and it was her first sexual experience. “I wanted to cry; I was pushing him away. But he said he would take responsibility and that he loved me,” she says. Her first pregnancy ended in miscarriage, but Angela is now a…

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Why Are There So Many Filipino Nurses?

Valerie Caulin Updated: 4 December 2017 The Culture Trip From Chicago to London, you are bound to find Filipino nurses working in hospitals across the globe. It comes as no surprise, as The Philippines is the largest exporter of nurses in the world – out of the 2.2 million Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs), 25% commit their lives to caring for others. The Colonial Connection The high influx of Filipino nurses in highly developed countries actually has a deep historical background. Under the 1898 Treaty of Paris, the United States of America acquired many Spanish colonies including the Philippines. Under the Americans,…

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Duterte Orders Full Implementation Of Modern Family Planning by 2018

                                                   By Regine Cabato, CNN Philippines Updated 21:20 PM PHT Wed, January 11, 2017   Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — President Rodrigo Duterte signed an executive order providing funds and support for modern family planning, in a bid to make modern family planning available to the poor by 2018. “This Order aims to intensify and accelerate the implementation of critical actions necessary to attain and sustain ‘zero unmet need for modern family planning’ for all poor…

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Single Mothers: Different Faces, Same Struggles

Inspirational stories from single mothers of various circumstances Patty Pasion @pattypasion May 14, 2017 https://www.rappler.com                                                              SINGLE MOMS. The Federation of Solo Parents estimates that there are                                                                        around 20 million Filipino kids being raised by single…

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Do mothers really have stronger bonds with their children than fathers do?

  April 20, 2016  Abigail Millings (Lecturer of Psychology, University of Sheffield), Angela Rowe (Reader in Social Cognitive Psychology, University of Bristol), Judi Walsh (Senior Lecturer in Psychology, University of East Anglia)                                 Evgeny Atamanenko/shutterstock From the marketplace to the workplace, it is mothers who are still perceived as having that “special bond” with their children. This is compounded by advertising and the widely held expectation that it will be mothers who take parental leave. But in a rapidly changing society, is there really any reason to assume…

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Children inherit their intelligence from their mother not their father, say scientists

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/children-intelligence-iq-mother-inherit-inheritance-genetics-genes-a7345596.html February 2, 2017 Charlotte England Genes for cleverness are carried on the X chromosome and may be deactivated if they come from the father A mother’s genetics determines how clever her children are, according to researchers, and the father makes no difference.  Women are more likely to transmit intelligence genes to their children because they are carried on the X chromosome and women have two of these, while men only have one. But in addition to this, scientists now believe genes for advanced cognitive functions which are inherited from the father may be automatically deactivated. A category of genes known as…

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Mothers Admit: We Do Have A Favorite Child

Parents see it as a secret betrayal, but a survey shows it is common to love one above the rest                       Sixteen % of mothers said they loved one child more than their others. Photograph: Alamy Amelia Hill, Social Affairs Correspondent One in six mothers has a favourite child – but would never admit to it, according to a survey by Netmums, one of the most popular parenting websites in the UK. More than 1,000 mothers responded to the survey, with 16 per cent admitting that they love one child more than the others. One third said that they love…

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The Power of a Mother’s Love

By Jill Savage 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…

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Embracing The Mess Of Motherhood

  Nina Parrish, Contributor Mom, educator, and founder of Parrish Learning Zone Maybe motherhood was never about controlling every detail, but an exercise in letting go.     Motherhood is messy. It’s a belly that strains the buttons on pants until they pop off and nothing in your closet fits anymore. Stretch marks appear on hips, white and purple lines like the rivers on a map. It’s a stranger at Wal-Mart who insists that you are having twins, tomorrow, when you are not due for three more months. It’s the constant worry of eat this not that and the struggle…

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Being a Mother: An Important Role of a Woman

The pivotal role of being a mother is still the divine mission assigned to women alone.  From a classic poem written by William Ross Wallace entitled ‘What Rules the World’, he said that the hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world. It illustrates the influence a mother plays to her child and in the long run to the society; that as a mother strives to nurture and teach a child, she explicitly makes the world a much better place. Women are actually given an opportunity and a privilege by God to be His partner in…

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New truths about Filipino moms

      May 26, 2016   Mother’s Day has come and gone, but in a meeting of communications professionals that I recently attended, someone expressed his observation that, here in the Philippines, “Every day is Mother’s Day.” He added that, perhaps, “Mother’s Day is bigger than Valentine’s Day.” There may be a grain of truth there, as not everyone will be inclined to celebrate Valentine’s Day—no matter how “sentimental” and “emotional” Filipinos are observed to be—but, in this culture, it is tantamount to a mortal sin to not pay some sort of tribute to our mothers on Mother’s Day….

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This New Study Says Working Moms Are a Big Reason Why Kids Have All the Power Nowadays

Because apparently this means we have more money to win our kids’ affection. By Audrey Goodson Kingo February 4, 2017 http://www.workingmother.com Does your kid rule the roost? You could be the reason, these economists suggest. Ask any parent, young or old, and they will likely agree: Today’s kids have far more autonomy than those of previous generations. (How many times have you heard your great uncle remind you that parents weren’t afraid to take a switch to their children back in the good ‘ol days?) Whether this “child-centric” approach to parenting is a good or bad thing is a subject…

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6 Creative Pregnancy Announcements

Katie – Wellness Mama July 9, 2017 https://wellnessmama.com Pregnancy is such an exciting time! From finding out that you are pregnant, through the various stages of pregnancy (some not so fun), to the birth of your child, there is so much to learn and experience. Some couples wait until the second trimester to announce a pregnancy, while others can’t wait to share the news right away. If you are pregnant (congratulations!) and looking for a fun way to tell family and friends, here are a few suggestions: 6 Creative Pregnancy Announcements 1. Say it With Video I always wanted to announce…

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Shattering Six Common Pregnancy and Childbirth Fears

Katie – Wellness Mama July 19, 2017 https://wellnessmama.com Psssst. I want to let you in on a little secret. If you’re feeling a little, well, freaked out about all the weird or scary things that might happen during birth, you’re not alone. I remember spending tons of time researching and reading and attempting to empower myself before going into labor with my son, and still having a major case of the jitters. There were just so many unknowns; I wasn’t sure if I’d ever be ready. Of course, it didn’t really matter if I was ready, because that baby was…

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Mother-to-child transmission of HIV data and statistics

Source: www.who.int > Percentage of pregnant women who received an HIV test in low- and middle-income countries by region, 2005 and 2009–2011 (BAR CHART) > Estimated coverage of antiretroviral medicines (excluding single-dose nevirapine) for preventing mother-to-child transmission in 20 priority countries in the Global Plan, 2012 (BAR CHART) > Percentage of pregnant women living with HIV and infants born to them who received antiretroviral medicine for preventing mother-to-child transmission, 2007–2011 (LINE CHART) Percentage of pregnant women who received an HIV test in low- and middle-income countries by region, 2005 and 2009–2011   Estimated coverage of antiretroviral medicines (excluding single-dose nevirapine)…

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