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In 2020, the Philippines recorded the lowest number of babies born in 34 years. It's a sign of the times.
Settling down and starting a family used to be the ultimate ideal in life. Get a stable job, marry somebody nice, have tons of babies—it’s a tale as old as time, championed by those old-timey kiddie storybooks, social norms, and popular young ...
The sad truths of the Filipino diaspora through my dad's OFW experience.
My father turns 60 this year, and for most of his life, he was away fighting somebody else's battles. Much like the millions of other overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), my old man spent his best years in unfamiliar land. He worked in Saudi ...
There is no shortage of excellent reasons not to have children, says the novelist Mark O'Connell. But a preemptive capitulation to despair feels intolerable, at least to him.
This originally ran in How We Dad Now. You can read the other stories in the package here, as well as in our Summer 2022 issue.One of my earliest memories of parenthood is of sitting in a chair in the maternity ward reading ...
Here’s more proof that fatherhood can give men a fresh sense of purpose in life.
It has often been said that when couples become parents, they appear to become less likely to embrace healthy behaviors: They lose sleep, gain weight, eat more, and exercise less. This can manifest not only in new mothers but also in new fathers, ...
He used his disorder to turn a weakness into opportunity.
Most parents worry or panic when their kids are diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD, already imagining the struggles that come with the condition. But raising a child with ADHD is no different from raising a child without it. Just ...
And why 'please' is the worst word to teach a child
My four-year-old knows some pretty bad words. ‘Dickhead’ is one. He shares a car with me sometimes, and he’s picked up the word ‘dickhead’ from me, and I know this because he called his one-year-old brother a dickhead three nights ago. Similarly, ...
It's the most insidious way possible to introduce your children to the evils of capitalism.
It finally happened. I finally have concrete proof that I’ve failed at being a parent in 2019.In the past, I’d heard other parents tell similar anecdotes, but I always wrote them off with a brusque "didn’t happen." But it does happen. It did ...
These ballpark figures for your child’s tuition fees in the future will shock you.
You may have young kids at present, but we’re sure you’ve put some thought on securing your children’s futures as early as now. That includes saving up so you can send them to top schools to maximize their potential and ensure they have ...
My wife's pneumonia has piled on the pressure, but I'm crushing it.
My wife, god bless her, has pneumonia. She woke up one morning with a cough that sounded like a metal sheet being ripped apart, the doctor gave her an entire Tour de France worth of steroids, and she’s been in bed ever ...
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