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  1. Eirene
    Eirene August 13, 2013 at 4:43 am |

    Thank you for this blog. Together, I had my heART AND mind while reading this. This is a great information to those filipino women who will want to reunite with family in The Netherlands like me. I am moving soon to NL once my visa will be granted to live life together with my other half. Planning on having a kid/kids is one of the future plans however I have a little doubts to have it knowing the culture difference of Philippines and The Netherlands I was raised from a family who has a totally strict environment and it was instilled in my heart and mind as well as experiences that having a rules in life can make a a better person as I am but that is totally different than how the people live in Holland. This blog is an eye-opener for me giving an information as to how I will manage my kid in the future when I have it.


    Eirene A.

  2. Ana Angelica Abaya van Doorn
    Ana Angelica Abaya van Doorn August 27, 2013 at 7:23 am |

    You’re welcome. I am very happy that it opened many insights for you. I was also raised by a very strict Papa and there are major decisions I made in Europe that went against Catholic teachings but in any life changing events, I didn’t let the faith, education, values and good character formation on my children weaken or decline. In raising our children, if we do everything for them then they will grow irresponsible adults, incapable of making decisions and bewildered by the fact that the world holds them accountable for choices. Exercise unconditional love, patience, respect and praise your children when teaching them how to be responsible & let them know that responsibility has its own rewards. Wishing you luck with your growing child as you know, you prepare them as a legacy for humanity.
    Thank you, Elrene, for your comment, you inspire me too to write more 😉
    Best regards, Angelica


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