Michael G. Yu - updates

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Nostalgia, family and lessons of the rain

Jul 07, 2013 - 10:25 AM

Rappler’s resident dad waxes nostalgic and comes up with some reflections on a rainy day

CLOUDY SKIES DON'T HAVE TO MEAN CLOUDED MOMENTS. Instead of moping around on rainy days, treat them as days to spend quality time with family

No downtime for today's kids

Jun 30, 2013 - 8:35 PM

School homework tutoring sports When is enough enough?

BENEFICIAL OR HARMFUL? More parents put their kids through out-of-school activities.

The ideal Father’s Day gifts

Jun 15, 2013 - 9:51 PM

If we strip away the consumerism of Father’s Day here’s what Rappler’s resident dad thinks should be left behind

BEYOND THE CLICHÉ. The necktie is a universal symbol for fatherhood. But what will we find out about fathers behind the symbol?

Kindergarten lessons: A story

Jun 09, 2013 - 7:54 PM

A lighthearted first day at school story for parents with kids of all ages

LETTING GO. Parents get first day jitters too

Running for ramen in Hong Kong

Jun 09, 2013 - 5:54 PM

Craving for ramen in Hong Kong? Try Butao Ramen one of the most famous ramen houses there

BUTAO KING. The original pork bone soup base with miscellaneous toppings. All photos by Michael G. Yu

Best Starts with Dad

Jun 02, 2013 - 4:30 PM

Keep an open mind about what your kids want Release the reins a bit and let go And just like I was you might be amazed that with a little more supervision and modeling of ideal behaviors – plus a little less forced indoctrination – our kids will eventually develop the maturity to define their own dreams and measures of success And hopefully we one day come to realize that surprisingly the best starts possible are those that we don’t create entirely for them in the first place


If I were a Mother

May 12, 2013 - 3:22 PM

Rappler’s resident Dad attempts – albeit awkwardly – to thank his wife for being a great Mom

MOTHER’S LOVE. There is no other love in this world as strong as a mother’s love for her children. Photo by Praisaeng/www.FreeDigitalPhotos.net

How do we explain tragedy to kids?

Apr 21, 2013 - 11:21 AM

Although we do need to exercise some level of discipline regarding data access it is unreasonable to assume that we can filter everything our kids are exposed to

INFORMATION SOURCE. When your children have questions, the first person they will ask is you, the parent. Photo of Kiara and friend by Sharon Pe Yu from Michael G. Yu's Facebook page

A lake, a beach: Family fun in HK

Mar 17, 2013 - 4:38 PM

Is Hong Kong in your family s checklist of places to visit this summer? Our resident daddy writer who is based there gives spot suggestions

WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT? This looks like a postcard fit for a place like Hawaii, but it is actually of Repulse Bay Beach in South Hong Kong. Image courtesy of www.discoverhongkong.com

Quality time, quantity time, kids

Mar 10, 2013 - 12:24 PM

How much time do you spend with your family?

FROM THE MOUTHS OF BABES. As soon as kids learn to talk, you can be sure that they will say the cutest things at the most unexpected times. Image courtesy of Phaitoon at freedigitalphotos.net

#RapplerFamily: Milestones

Jan 07, 2013 - 1:00 PM

Rappler parent Michael G Yu shares with us a note he wrote for his son Timmy on New Year s eve

HAPPY 6TH NEW YEAR, TIMMY. 'We mark each one in anticipation of the day when you learn how to mark your own days.' Timmy's photo from his Christmas 2012 school program by Michael Yu