“Tiger parenting” is out and holistic parenting is in.
This is what some famous mothers say when they discuss the idea of a parenting approach that focuses on the full development of the child in different areas at Nestle’s. NANKID Infinipro HA forum.
Mothers are the host and blogger Patty Laurel-Filartprofessional and happy Xandra Rochaand author and health advocate Juana Yupangco.
They are joined by Riza Ngis a clinical physician specializing in parenting and family work.
He is a faculty member of the Ateneo Bulatao Center.
The panel discussion was moderated by a fellow mother, host of the event Anne Gauthier.
Patty, Xandra, and Juana talk about the challenges of raising first-time children, navigating motherhood as first-time moms, finding balance and living in their children’s lives, and helping to manage their children’s emotions.
Riza advises them to practice “mindful parenting” as this leads to a “holistic” approach to raising their children.
Mindful parenting, she says, is when they “go the extra mile” for themselves, their children, and the people around them.
“You are here, you are here now, and you are with your child, you are doing your best,” Riza told the mothers.
“So, better, be a kind and loving parent and that’s the beginning of thoughtful parenting… I think holistic parenting can help,” he said.
Creative parenting it’s a parent’s full time in the present instead of dwelling on the past or worrying about the future.
“It’s a natural process of going full on with thoughts and feelings,” pediatrician and child psychiatrist Pete Loper told PsychCentral.
It is time for parents to make a conscious choice to always pay attention to what is happening right now with themselves and their children.
Riza also explains how this ties in with parenting as a whole.
“To think, think about how many children you have and you don’t have to focus on one side… he knows he can count on others and he says, ‘Mommy will always love me. …’ so he knows he’s good at a lot of things,” she said.
In describing holistic parenting, the psychologist said:
“We need to look at the many aspects of a child and not just ‘Hey, my child is a star player at school, etc’ then we forget that the child has many aspects to him. We need to look at In social skills, we need to focus on intellectual skills. We need to focus on all aspects of child development,” said Riza.
“So this is what we call holistic development. So it’s about the physical, social, emotional, mental, and sometimes – we forget – spiritual. So we have to focus on those five things,” he added.
Educator and author Jenny Grant Rankin defines a tiger parent as one who “sets the highest goals for his child, including education, and motivates the child to achieve these goals.” .”
“As each goal is reached, another is immediately set, so there is no break from the demands of parenthood,” she told Good Housekeeping.
For Riza, anyone can be an “authority parent,” but one must consider the different aspects of a child’s growth and development to achieve a holistic parenting style.
This can be accomplished again by making sure that the child gets the right nutrition, especially when he is young and going through a period of rapid growth.
Formula milk provides that nutrition in a child’s early years.
It can boost immunity, help brain development, help support age-related growth, boost children’s appetite, and can prevent allergies.