There's No Place Like Home

We Filipinos are known for our “extended family” culture. Filipino families are very close-knit, oftentimes going beyond the basic unit of father, mother and children to include the grandparents, uncles, aunts and cousins.
Personally, it is my hope for my son to grow up loving and respecting his grandparents, uncles and aunts, despite the distance. Even in his young age, I know I can already teach him gradually that he has a family back home in the Philippines who loves him. Here are some things we can do as parents to help keep our children connected.

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*Article for SmartParenting Philippines Website,, September 28, 2011.