I got a call from my mom the other week telling me she’d give me a pamalo (wooden rod/paddle) for our 4-year-old.
I laughed as I thought it was a joke but she continued to explain that I don’t have to hit the kid very hard – just a bit.
“It’s just a small one,” she added.
I paused and tried to process her words before I answered, Continue reading
There are plenty of things I learned from my mom that I would certainly apply in raising our daughter. I remember telling her while I was still pregnant that I wish I could raise this baby the way she raised us. I admire how she provided our needs without spoiling us, and how she gave us the freedom to play and explore and yet kept us disciplined. I have always thought that those were really hard to balance.
However, as I’ve come to get to know myself more and reflect on my weaknesses as an adult, Continue reading