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Teaching Your Kids The Value of Money

July 29, 2011 Pearl 1

Money management is an important life skill. Budgeting an allowance, saving up for something desired, and then spending the money wisely require making good decisions along the way.  Once your child has learned this, you have guided him into one day becoming a financially responsible adult. Observe your child’s attitude towards money.  Does he save every peso that he has or does he always feel that he needs to spend even the last peso that he has in his wallet?  Every parent hopes to have someone in between — a child who can buy things that he enjoys and at Read More

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Whatever Happened to the Traditional Filipino Games?

July 26, 2011 Pearl 7

Do you still see kids playing the traditional Filipino games like Luksong Tinik, Patintero, Tumbang Preso, Sipa, Holen, Piko?  With the advent of the internet, online games, PSP, Ipod, and lots and lots of assorted gadgets, the kids have stopped going to the streets to play these games, and chances are, most kids today haven’t even heard of these games at all, which is sad because most of their parents have enjoyed these games when they were young. Let’s face it, these traditional Filipino games were overshadowed by technology.  Add to this the fact that most parents today are wary Read More

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Make Your Home Conducive for Learning

July 22, 2011 Pearl 1

As parents, we should all strive to make our home conducive for learning.  The world today is not the same as it was 5 or 10 years ago.  Our kids now have to contend with so much distractions, and they have learned to multi-task which in my opinion has some advantages but also has lots of disadvantages, losing focus as one of those.   How can we ensure that our kids are able to maximize the home environment that we provide for them with the good school grades as a positive reinforcement? A designated time and place for study.  It Read More

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How To Avoid Impulsive Buying

July 20, 2011 Pearl 3

Do you sometimes find yourself guilty of splurging on unnecessary items that you find in the Mall?  During the time that you found that item, you were 100% sure that you really need it, but then, barely two days have passed and you looked at it again and you asked yourself, “Why on earth did I buy this, what am I gonna do with this?” I know the feeling, because like the other “normal” people out there, I’m also guilty of this “simple pleasure” in life.   But, in these difficult times, how can we minimize these impulsive purchases?  For Read More

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Foot Spa at Home

July 18, 2011 Pearl 4

Indulge in a luxurious foot spa in the comforts of your own home.  It only takes a few minutes and a couple of ingredients from your kitchen to get that pampered feeling. After a tiring day, a day spent walking and running around, soak your feet in a basin of water with lavender and peppermint.  Lavender acts as a soothing agent, muscle relaxant,and relieves inflamed feet while peppermint gives feet a refreshed and cool feeling. What you need:   15 cups of hot water 8 drops of lavender oil 1/4 cup peppermint foot soak Floral petals or dried lavender flowers Read More

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