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Rapper T.I. draws outrage over daughter's forced annual 'virginity test'

Nov 07, 2019 - 10:30 AM

T.I. says on a podcast that he escorts his daughter Deyjah Harris to the doctor's office after each birthday to 'check her hymen'

Sparing the rod: Netizens debate physical punishment at home

Oct 02, 2019 - 8:37 PM

'A little spanking here and there is necessary if it's called for,' admits one commenter

Millennial parents are raising kids and spending money differently

Sep 05, 2019 - 9:32 PM

Tech is a big factor

Grudges come naturally to kids – gratitude must be taught

Aug 10, 2019 - 1:06 PM

Our results suggest that young children must learn the principle of direct reciprocity in order to apply it

CHILDHOOD LESSONS. Kids have no problem remembering who plays fair. Natalia Lebedinskaia/Shutterstock.com

[OPINION] Married at 23, mother at 26: A look back at my chaotic 20s

Aug 08, 2019 - 10:03 AM

Next month, I will turn 29 and in all honesty, I thought by now I would have figured out what I want to do but on most days, I feel like I’m sleepwalking, just waiting for my own oblivion

Attachment parenting: Separating fact from opinion

Aug 04, 2019 - 9:33 PM

Attachment parenting is a parenting style that focuses on nurturing the connection parents can develop with their babies

Photos by Jay Ganzon/Rappler

Senior high school student pays tribute to taxi driver father

Jun 16, 2019 - 11:08 AM

‘Lahat ng medalyang nakamit ko ay para lamang sayo. Walang tatalo sa tatay na katulad mo!’ says Ryan Russel Reyes

FATHER AND SON. "Presensya at pagmamahal mo pa lang, busog na busog na ako," said Ryan. Photo taken from Ryan Reyes' Facebook page

[OPINION] An open letter to parents: Your LGBTQ+ kids are alright

Jun 11, 2019 - 4:00 PM

Your child might suffer not because of who they are but because of other people. Don't be one of those people.

Life's purpose, horcruxes, and winging it: What motherhood has taught these moms

May 11, 2019 - 8:30 PM

From Saab Magalona to Richelle Singson-Michael, here's what motherhood has taught these new moms

Mother knows best: PH stars, Binibining Pilipinas candidates on what they learned from their moms

May 11, 2019 - 3:00 PM

Pia Wurtzbach, Jasmine Curtis-Smith, and Tom Rodriguez talk about the lessons the number one women in their lives imparted

Why free play is important for your baby's motor development

Apr 29, 2019 - 5:01 PM

Here’s how you can make sure your child’s active time goes unhindered

Toni Gonzaga reveals her mommy secrets

Apr 25, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Learn a couple of parenting tips and tricks from the celeb mom’s latest vlog featuring baby Seve

This is what postnatal depression really feels like

Mar 30, 2019 - 11:00 AM

There is an expectation that having a baby will result in the rosy glow of motherhood. But postnatal depression can leave many women with a persistent feeling of deep sadness, and a loss of interest in life.

MATERNAL BLUES. Image from Shutterstock

Fathers now allowed 14 days of paid paternity leave under new law

Feb 22, 2019 - 3:59 PM

The Expanded Maternity Leave Act allows any female worker who will avail of maternity leave to transfer up to 7 of her 105 days of paid leave to the child’s father, whether they are married or not

MORE DAYS FOR FATHERS, TOO. Fathers can now have up to 14 days of paid leave under the Expanded Maternity Leave Act. Photo by Gerard Carreon

7 self-care tips for busy moms

Feb 02, 2019 - 10:15 AM

Easy and convenient ways to show yourself some love

GLAM O MAMAS. Amanda Griffin-Jacob and Bianca Araneta-Elizalde talk about how they make time for themselves as busy moms. Photo by JJ Tan

Quality or price — what’s more important? Parents weigh in

Jan 30, 2019 - 2:40 PM

New parent? You’ll know just how expensive diapers can get. But here’s how you can provide only the best for your child while saving money

Solo parents in QC get 20% discount in restaurants

Jan 30, 2019 - 10:38 AM

The discount will not apply to bills exceeding P2,000 for single or accumulated receipts made in the same establishment and within the same day

How parents can help their young children develop healthy social skills

Dec 30, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Social development skills are just as important as cognitive skills when learning

SOCIAL SKILLS. At two to 3 years, children should be able to play alongside other children with the same toys. Photo from Shutterstock

Worry over kids' excessive smartphone use is more justified than ever before

Dec 27, 2018 - 10:00 AM

New research found brain changes among kids using screens more than 7 hours a day and lower cognitive skills among those using screens more than two hours a day

SMARTPHONE WOES. Sleep deprivation among teens spiked after 2012 – just as smartphone use became common. GCapture/Shutterstock.com

What you can do if your child is being bullied

Dec 22, 2018 - 8:00 PM

The recent incidents of bullying that sparked outrage online raised this important question: What should you do if your child is being bullied?

Gay Singaporean man wins right to adopt surrogate son

Dec 17, 2018 - 10:14 PM

The city-state's high court says that 'the evidence has demonstrated to us that it is very much in the interests of the child that the adoption order be made'

House approves bill banning corporal punishment vs children

Nov 12, 2018 - 6:20 PM

(UPDATED) The bill will now be tackled at the bicameral conference committee level, where lawmakers will reconcile conflicting provisions in the House and Senate versions

NO TO CORPORAL PUNISHMENT. Both the House and the Senate have passed their versions of the bill against corporal punishment of children.

Why women, including feminists, are still attracted to 'benevolently sexist' men

Oct 13, 2018 - 5:30 PM

Does benevolent sexism always undermine women? It might depend on context.

SIGNAL. What sort of signal does holding a door for a woman send? KOLOTAILO LIDIIA

Senate passes bill banning corporal punishment vs children

Oct 08, 2018 - 6:25 PM

The Positive Discipline of Children Act seeks to protect minors from all forms of physical and mental violence

Microsoft to require US suppliers to offer 12 weeks of paid parental leave

Aug 31, 2018 - 11:47 AM

The new policy applies to US suppliers with 50 or more employees who do substantial work for the company

MICROSOFT. The tech giant, whose logo and CEO Satya Nadella appear in this photo, is demanding more progressive work conditions from its suppliers. File photo by Drew Angerer/AFP


These moms want you to know it's okay to breastfeed in public

Aug 10, 2018 - 7:30 AM

'This is a get-together of moms—moms coming together. Isn’t that what is important? It is the essence of bringing back the culture of breastfeeding'

Photo courtesy of Breastfeeding Pinays

Life as pet parents, as told by Solenn Heussaff and Nico Bolzico

Jul 29, 2018 - 4:00 PM

How do you keep it real when you – and your pets – are social media stars?

Mommy diaries: How I prepared for breastfeeding

Jul 26, 2018 - 9:00 AM

A first-time mom shares her breastfeeding journey with her little one

GROWING UP. Raya makes faces while playing with her Tatay. All photos courtesy of Ana-Liza Ani Bojocan.

Things you can do to be a supportive parent

Jul 20, 2018 - 1:26 PM

You can't take on their problems — they need to face it themselves. But here's how you can guide them

A love letter to single moms from a single mom

Jul 20, 2018 - 11:51 AM

For her first vlog, a single mom shares three important lessons on love and life

[OPINION | DASH of SAS] Raising a gender-fluid child

Jul 11, 2018 - 10:00 AM

Gender-fluid persons can go through the entire spectrum of gender identity and present themselves as masculine, feminine, neither, or both

[OPINION] Sacred spaces

Jul 02, 2018 - 4:39 PM

'My daughter's death was my own death but instead of passing on, I lived to see my own life crumble apart'

Jun Lana, Perci Intalan: 'Full acceptance,' not just tolerance for LGBTQ community

Jun 30, 2018 - 3:47 PM

The directors, who married in 2013, talk about tolerance and being parents to two boys

Duterte conduct bad for kids? Roque leaves it to parents to teach good values

Jun 21, 2018 - 2:30 PM

Most Filipinos already 'accept' President Rodrigo Duterte's propensity to use cusswords and hurl insults at his critics, claims Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech during the 102nd Annual Communication of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of the Free and Accepted Mason in the Philippines at the SMX Convention Center in Davao City on April 26, 2018. JOEY DALUMPINES/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

UN rights chief condemns migrant family separations at U.S. border

Jun 18, 2018 - 10:26 PM

'The thought that any state would seek to deter parents by inflicting such abuse on children is unconscionable,' says Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein during the opening of a session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva

HUMAN RIGHTS. United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein speaks during the opening of the 38th session of the UN Human Rights Council on June 18, 2018 in Geneva. Photo by Alain Grosclaude/AFP

When you're expecting: 7 tips for first-time parents

Jun 12, 2018 - 7:30 AM

First-time parents Mark and Ana walk us through things every new parent should know

Photos courtesy of Ana-Liza and Mark John Bojocan

Emptying the nest: U.S. couple gets court to evict 30-year-old son

May 24, 2018 - 11:41 AM

Michael Rotondo, who is still living in his parents' home in New York state at the age of 30, argues he isn't a burden to them, saying they 'don't provide laundry or food'

7 useful things you need to have before welcoming your first pet

May 18, 2018 - 11:15 AM

Get ready to be a pet parent!

What Drew Arellano has learned about parenting from wife Iya Villania, mom Bernie

May 12, 2018 - 7:30 PM

Drew gets candid about being a dad, and why he considers Iya as a 'natural mom' to son Primo

Why playing with your child is more important than you think

May 04, 2018 - 1:04 PM

Play time prepares them for growing up, and you need to be a part of it

How OFW parents make up for lost time

Apr 30, 2018 - 9:49 AM

More than the toys and gifts, it's the little things that Pedro and Morena do for their son whenever they're at home that count

A mother’s unconditional love

Apr 27, 2018 - 2:34 PM

Coming out is difficult especially when you’re young. But for parents like Grace, acceptance comes easy

Get a chance to win prizes by joining the Pampers Go Galaw contest

Apr 02, 2018 - 4:12 PM

Moms, you can win special gift packs and P100,000 in cash!

Cardinal Tagle to wash feet of Chito Soganub, Demafelis parents

Mar 27, 2018 - 12:05 PM

The Marawi priest rescued from the Maute Group, and the parents of Joanna Demafelis – the OFW found dead in a freezer in Kuwait – will join the Washing of the Feet ritual led by Cardinal Tagle on Holy Thursday

HOLY THURSDAY. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle performs the traditional Washing of the Feet ritual at the Manila Cathedral on Holy Thursday 2017. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Ateneo de Davao to file complaint vs parent who threatened professor

Mar 22, 2018 - 10:39 AM

'When a parent accompanied by relatives and bodyguards comes in brandishing statements like ‘We are a family of lawyers and killers!’ or ‘We can take down this school’ – these are statements the ADDU as a University can only take very seriously,' says ADDU president Father Joel Tabora SJ

Join the Pampers Go Galaw contest!

Mar 20, 2018 - 12:00 AM

If you’re a Filipina mom 20 years old and above with a baby 3 years old or younger, you can join the Pampers Go Galaw contest from March 17-May 16, 2018!

Saggy diapers can affect your baby's development – study

Feb 24, 2018 - 2:10 PM

A survey by Rappler reveals that most parents don't know their choice of diaper can hinder their child's mobility

Investing for your child and Paying it Forward

Jan 31, 2018 - 3:29 PM

The GradMaker app from Manulife gives parents the opportunity to invest in their child’s future and Pay It Forward to children in need

A mom’s guide to feeding her baby during the first year

Dec 26, 2017 - 12:15 PM

Learn what kinds of nutrients babies need, and when you can introduce them to solids

The art of letting go: Truths about parenthood

Dec 23, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Holaina Tan, mother of 4-year-old Aki, shares her own journey as a parent and how it changed her life