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Digital Migrant Parents with Digital Native Children: The issues on gadgets and digital technology

Just my two cents as a mom of a toddler (not as a doctor nor a psychologist). I just read this post: ABC News: iPad generation's fingers not ready to write, teachers say At this time and age, i think it is inevitable that children would get a hold of mobile devices and get screen time more than the mere TV of our generation (unless the entire household completely shutdown their own devices at home and whenever they are with kids —

Career and Parenting: Finding focus, love, and fulfillment

This is worth reading whether you are young or not so young. I read this post in social media: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/career-advice-i-wish-had-25-shane-rodgers This is an excerpt from the said post: "4. Deprioritise your career when your kids are young If you have skills, commitment and passion, careers tend to take care of themselves. Over the long haul, it really doesn’t matter if you have a few years when your career is in canter mode while you prioritise young children. This should apply to men and women.

Dealing with the Momo Challenge viral hoax

A number of news reports and social media posts about the “Momo Challenge” created mass hysteria on the third week of February 2019. While this challenge has been circulating around various online platforms for quite some time, the recent influx of legitimate reports and posts about it poses more risk even after it was debunked as a viral hoax. As of this writing, people, mostly scared parents, continue to spread warnings about it, while ironically passing on even more fear by sharing

A Mother’s Day 2019 musing

Happy Mother’s Day! The fulfillment is indescribable regardless of all the challenges including those in a society that doesn’t fully understand, help, and support the importance of family, children, and parenthood. I just read this article via social media and it sums up the struggles that women, whether with or without children, have to contend with as members of the filmmaking workforce: https://www.latimes.com/entertainment/tv/la-ca-working-moms-hollywood-20190510-story.html I personally experienced having to disappear for 1.5 hour for an extended lunch in between a shoot to pump

Parenting Lessons: Finding time for children

I watched this Ted Talk video: My two cents here: In many things in this world, we believe having a strong foundation is crucial. So the ever-challenging role of parenting should not ignore the importance of being there, especially in the first few years of a child’s life. Clearly, there will be sacrifices in individual lives and careers of parents, but such sacrifices, especially on “me” times, won’t last that long. It’s more like an investment to better family life, I suppose. I’m

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