Friday, March 31, 2017


Toddler years are the golden age of exploration for a child. It is at this stage where parents should be extra mindful in understanding their kid’s language – and it’s "US", mom, who needs to guide our kids how to communicate effectively.

To help parents navigate the toddler years (children ages 2 to 4 years old) – from tantrums, toddler behavior, hygiene, milestones, activities and more –, the most credible parenting online resource backed by experts and a community of moms and dads, kicked off its annual signature workshops with the first leg, Smart Parenting Mom Workshops 1: Raising Toddlers on March 18, 2016 at Makati Diamond Residences. 

“Hopefully, parents will leave the workshop more confident about parenting their toddlers,” Leah Nemil-San Jose, Smart Parenting’s editor in chief. 

"The work  really starts at this age when it comes to raising bright and independent kids.” 

Here are just some of the important points I learned during the workshop: 

- Children needs to be outdoors ---> let them be with somebody talking to them rather than give them their iPads and tablets.
- We need to let our toddlers go out so that their immune system can be built.
- When taming a child while she or he is in tantrum mode, remember this:
    - His or her left brain has already shut down that's why it is not advisable if you try to talk to your child like an adult because he would't hear it anyway. With this, the right brain should be to the rescue. 
    - It is your tone of voice that the child is hearing and not what you say since his left brain has already shut down. So it is imperative that you talk to him with a slow mannered tone. In that way, your child would be able to calm down. 

The first speaker is Michelle Tambunting, the co-founder and directress of Young Creative Minds Preschool, discussed how to tame tantrums and doled out advice on parenting effectively in this digital age.

Second Speaker is a model mom of two toddlers, Nicole Hernandez de-los Angeles. She shared her experience on raising two boys. She spoke for Belo Baby, one of the major sponsors of the SP workshop, and spoke about how she found the perfect baby skin products for her boys, relying on Belo Baby because it has 100% certified natural ingredients. 

Another Speaker is Dr. Carmina M. Arriola-delos Reyes, pediatrician and infectious disease specialist, gave an informative talk on pain and fever management when it comes to kids.

The last speaker was Arceli Tan of Insular Life, ended the discussions with one the most important subject parents need to know, money. She talked about Financial 101 for all moms.

After the talks, all participants were treated with sumptuous buffet, exciting raffle prizes, and gifts – thanks to Smart Parenting and its major sponsors – Insular Life, Belo Baby, and Calpol - and partner concessionaires – Smart Steps and Nature to Nurture.

You may view more photos of the workshop HERE.

You can also view the video of each talk of the speakers below:





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