Dealing with the New Generation's Mind

I found myself wondering how hard it was then for my mother to raise three daughters and a son while father was working abroad. Maybe it's different in some ways but, entirely the same from how I bring up my three kids now more so with my husband around.

Every parent has no greater joy than to see her child grow from a little huggable baby to a toddler, to adolescent and beyond. Although most mothers of today are working, we are still the women in authority when it comes to taking care of our children. We have that characteristic of maternal tenderness and affection that somehow pacifies the naturally rebellious state of our moppets. We have to understand them through ourselves.

Lizette loves her mobile phone very much
Texting is one of today's generation favorite pastime

During our younger years, when we had to ask for our oldies' permission to go out with friends or join peers for some party that we truly understand the complexities of being a parent. The annoying realities of going through what they had undergone.

Patricia acting like confused
Youths are usually dealing with boredom and helplessness 

How am I suppose to comprehend the minds of my own children? Well, the answers lie in my own senses. I use my sense of sight to see the truth in their eyes. I use my sense of smell to know if there's something stinky in their attitudes. I use my sense of taste and serve their most favorite dish that will please their appetite. I use my sense of hearing and listen to every word they have to say and I use my sense of touch to feel their deepest and innermost emotions. A mother's touch can make all the difference. My instinct never fails and I know how to deal with it.

Lizette and Patricia are constant buddies
They want FUN and RECREATION

Clarence, Dave and Patricia getting rest after a long walk
My nephew and my nieces

I can only understand what they feel only if I put myself in their shoes. I can't dwell into the notion of punishment and reward because I want them to do things right not just because they will be commended afterwards but because they know the virtue of sound judgment. I never want them to fall astray bur letting them learn the many lessons of life will make them better persons. They have to get up on their own feet. I don't just give them food.... I will teach them how to get it.

Kurt and Kiko... playing time
My two boys having bonding time together

Lizette, Kiko and yourstruly
Letting my kids feel the warmth of my embrace

I have to know what my kids want and what they hate... I have to know them from head to foot... I should be a mother and a good friend as well.