Three Learning Events That Will Help Families This February

There’s no doubt about it — families need all the help they can get to thrive in different aspects of life. This is one of the reasons why learning events that are especially focused on the various needs of families are becoming quite popular these days.

Featured here are three such events, all happening this last week of February — choose one (or more!) event that suits your family’s current needs, dreams and plans, and get ready to expand your knowledge! IMG Wealth Academy’s Practical Money Management and Basic Investment Strategies Seminars

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When/Where: February 24, 2015 (Tuesday), 6.30 p.m. (Quezon City), February 26, 2015 (Thursday), 7.30 p.m. (Cainta, Rizal) plus other dates/times in different venues

The IMG Wealth Academy holds regular financial literacy seminars where people can learn how to manage their money and make it grow through investments — all for FREE!

The seminars are a great way for you to know how to handle your hard-earned income prudently so that you and your family can eventually be financially free. The seminars are held in different areas such as Quezon City, Cainta, Rizal, and Makati City. For specific venues and schedules, please contact the following: Nida Vergara — 0998-5352675 or Mon Santiago — 0916-4279839.

The Learning Basket’s Teacher Yaya Workshop

When: February 28, 2015 (Saturday), 9.00-11.30 a.m.

Where: No. 29, 1st Street, New Manila, Quezon City

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Most parents usually have no choice but to leave their children with a nanny or yaya while they go to work or different places. It’s vital, then, that yayas be equipped with the knowledge that they need to take good care of their wards.

This is where parenting advocate Mariel Uyquiengco comes in. Let her teach your yaya the importance of her job, a more positive way of looking at the children under her care, and a more informed way of caring for your children via this hands-on workshop.

The learning fee of P500 per head is inclusive of handouts, snacks, and a certificate. To register your yaya, click here or visit The Learning Basket’s website.

The Breastfeeding Club’s Breastfeeding 202 Class: Sustaining Breastfeeding

When: February 28, 2015 (Saturday), 1.00-3.00 p.m.

Where: No. 29, 1st Street, New Manila, Quezon City

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This class on sustaining breastfeeding will be given by Abbie Yabot, a La Leche League Leader, Certified Lactation Counselor, and The Breastfeeding Club’s (TBC) founder.

Abbie has years of experience counseling moms about breastfeeding and holds regular classes aimed at helping parents — especially moms — learn about how to give their children the “best start” in life via breastfeeding.

The registration fee of P800 is inclusive of participation of both husband and wife to the TBC’s three breastfeeding classes, plus snacks and a breastfeeding manual. To reserve your slot, call or text 0917-8110821.

Learning events such as those mentioned above are truly useful, because they are designed to help family members help themselves (yes, your yaya is sort of like a member of the family—your family’s “assistant” of sorts). Your own family will reap the benefits of such events, too, so do make sure to participate them if you can.

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Kids Say What?

According to study, if your kid is 7 years old and above, they should be able to use at least 5000 words from their conversational vocabulary. Keeping this in mind, I’m sure as a mom, you were at one point surprised with what kids say! Read on, these are the ones that came from mine.

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Kyle, 10 years old

  • On the dinner table, was found telling his younger brother Gab, “Life is not all hotdogs and meatloaf”. The funny thing about it is the fact that Kyle regards hotdogs and meatloaf as the best things that have ever landed our dining table. This was right after serving kids with “nilagang baka” (beef stew). If adults will always say the same thing as a blessing, Kyle will always say it with a voice that misses hotdogs and meatloaf terribly. Thanking God that life is not all hotdogs and meatloaf.
  • While working on homework, Kyle to Sofia: “Everybody likes happiness. No one wants pain. But you can’t have a rainbow without a little rain.” Then Kyle went delivering his version of encouraging Sofia that beginners’ math in preschool can be challenging but becomes enjoyable in grade school. Found out later that Kyle quoted it from his teacher, too.

Gab, 8 years old

  • Gab when he was 4 years old started wearing what used to be Kuya Kyle’s shirts. On one of these days, I congratulated Gab: “Wow Gab, you can now wear kuya Kyle’s clothes!” Happy that Gab has grown bigger. Gab welcomed it with quite a long silence and I saw from his eyes that he was thinking really, really hard. Then Gab blurted out with a worried voice “Mom, kuya Kyle’s shirts are shrinking?”

Sofia, 6 years old

  • When Sofia the First TV show first came out on Disney channel, Sofia to self: “I really feel like I’m Sofia the First, she is a small princess, loves pink and has curly hair.” Thanking Disney for the Asian-looking, young Disney princess.

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David, 4 years old

  • On one of our weekend afternoon moments, David started asking, “Mom, all of us came from your tummy, right?” To which I said ‘yes’ to. Then out came the quick question: “Then when is the baby from daddy’s tummy going to come out”? (while pointing to Dad’s tummy)

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