Praise Your Children

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Children are the determinants of the future. As much as bringing up a child in the right way is quite challenging, below are some tips that you for sure know, but sometimes forget to apply. In addition to care, education and given knowledge of virtues and good practices, motivation is also one of the most important factors that determine the child’s behavior, self-confidence, personality and self-esteem.  Read more

Life Lessons my Mother Taught Me

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Today I am grateful that my mother taught me many life lessons even though I was a reluctant student as a teenager. Although I never thought my mother knew much about life when I was a teenager, I realize now that perhaps she did. My mother taught me many life lessons, often inadvertently. Read more

Letting Go of Anger

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I have a good friend who is a wonderful person in every way you can think of, except for one thing. She cannot let go of anger. Oh, I don’t mean she walks around angry all the time. Actually, she’s a cheerful, happy person until “that” subject comes up. What’s the subject? Well, in her case, it’s her relationship with her brother. Read more

Have You Ever Thanked Your Child?

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Have you ever looked farther past your kids’ eyes, into that innocent and warm heart, and said “Thank you?” There’s so much to be grateful to your kids for, so much appreciation they deserve. Do you know that little munchkin running around is actually teaching you a thing or two? Maybe your little one is not a munchkin anymore. Maybe he or she is growing so fast before your very own eyes that you can actually see bits and pieces of your own image, your own being. Whatever the case may be, your kids are indeed a gift and blessing to be grateful for, in more ways than you realize. Here are a few things our kids teach us in our daily lives. Read more

Ways to Find Your Daily Inspiration

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A lot of times, we find ourselves stressed out at work, school, or personal lives. It’s not just about the daily tasks and the work load, though. More than anything, it’s about losing or being unable to find our motivation or inspiration. Read more

5 Tips for Achieving Your New Year’s Resolutions

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According to a study done by the University of Scranton nearly 45% of Americans set New Year’s Resolutions every year but only 8% actually succeed. There is no reason you can’t achieve your goals. These 5 ideas will help you get started on your new year. Read more

Relationships: Taking the Next Step

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The next step. Those are the three words so often said in relationships when they have progressed to another level of intimacy or seriousness. If you had asked me two years ago if I would be experiencing a next step in my previous relationship, I would’ve said it was not likely to happen. Read more

Discipline, Parenthood, and Martial Arts

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We homeschool our children, and have recently enrolled them in the School of Tomorrow program here in the Philippines. But apart from that program my wife and I endeavor to teach them something that we may need to relearn ourselves: discipline. Right off the bat, I can say that my self-discipline is not so good.  Read more