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Kindness Equals Success at Work, Study Finds

Kindness can be taught, and it starts at home

"It is better to be kind than right," so goes author and motivational speaker Wayne Dyer's famous quote. And as one gets older, you realize how much truth there is to this quote. Unfortunately that's the catch — age — which is ...

by Lei Sison for SmartParenting.com.ph  | May 10, 2019 08:00:00
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Heads Up: Mothers Who Gave Birth From March 11 Onwards Are Entitled to 105-Day Paid Maternity Leave

The 105-Day Expanded Maternity Leave law's Implementing Rules and Regulations was signed on May 1, 2019

All new moms who gave birth starting March 11, 2019 onwards will now be able to avail of the 105-day paid maternity benefit. The social security agency that provides benefits for employees in the private sector is now committed to paying the ...

by Rachel Perez for SmartParenting.com.ph  | May 03, 2019 08:00:00
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How Much Money Do You Need to Prepare for the Unexpected Once Your Baby Arrives?

Having a financial plan can help provide for all of your family's needs

The pending birth of a child is worth celebrating, but you don't want to spend a lot of money celebrating. As parents-to-be find out soon enough a new baby means expenses — lots of it. You need to have your finances in ...

by Kitty Elicay for SmartParenting.com.ph  | April 23, 2019 10:00:00
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Some Parenting Experts Believe Kids Shouldn't Be Rewarded for Chores

Experts say that paying kids to do their chores will not be beneficial for them in the long run

It is not uncommon for parents to give their children allowances, especially when they go to school. But choosing to give their children money as compensation for finishing household chores? It's a reward system that has long been a debated issue among ...

by Kitty Elicay for SmartParenting.com.ph  | April 18, 2019 08:00:00
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How Much Lower Is Your Salary Going to Get With the Increase in SSS Contribution?

It starts this April

The first wave of the increase in  Social Security System (SSS) monthly contributions will begin this month, April 2019. From 11 percent, SSS contributions will now amount to 12 percent of the individual's salary with the employers shelling out more than the employees ...

by Rachel Perez for SmartParenting.com.ph  | April 07, 2019 08:00:00
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The Expanded Maternity Leave Law Is Retroactive; IRR To Be Released in May

The DOLE is expediting the release of the new law's implementing rules and regulations

[previous|page|next]A day before it lapsed into law, on February 20, 2019, Republic Act No. 11210 or the 105-day Expanded Maternity Leave (EML) bill was signed into law. Pregnant women, especially those near their due date, have expressed on social media that their ...

by Rachel Perez for SmartParenting.com.ph  | March 31, 2019 08:00:00
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Stay-at-Home Mom Shares a Good Money Hack When Managing Her Hubby's Salary!

She says it's her way of helping her husband track their expenses

Budgeting is doubly hard when you are in a single-income household, but it doesn’t mean that you can’t be in control of your finances. On the other hand, it might even make you more money-savvy because you need to keep track of ...

by Kitty Elicay for SmartParenting.com.ph  | March 23, 2019 08:00:00
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Effort Is More Important Than Talent in Attaining Success, Experts Find

It's an important lesson we need to teach our children

One of the greatest joys of being a parent is seeing your children grow up and become their own person right before your eyes. By spending time with them, letting them explore, and through observation, we are able to help our children ...

by Lei Sison for SmartParenting.com.ph  | February 26, 2019 08:00:00
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7 Money Myths to Stop Believing

Just like fake news, misinformation about money can spell trouble for your future

If your New Year’s resolution is to be better at handling your money but you find yourself struggling year after year, then perhaps it’s time to rethink your beliefs about money. It may be the factor preventing your financial success, especially if ...

by Kitty Elicay for SmartParenting.com.ph  | February 07, 2019 08:00:00
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Renting vs Buying: 6 Convincing Reasons to Consider Renting a Family Home

Paying monthly dues is less stressful compared to managing real estate taxes

After starting a family, the next step for a couple involves finding the perfect home. Some choose to invest in a house and lot, others buy a furnished home, and there are those who’d rent an apartment or a condo unit instead. ...

by Cielo Anne Calzado for Smartparenting.com.ph  | February 04, 2019 08:00:00
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This Company Provides Pinoy Male Employees 30 Days of Paternity Leave

The company already provides 120 days of maternity leave to its female employees

In the Philippines, fathers only get seven days of paternity leave. Once the Expanded Maternity Leave is signed into law, they’ll get an additional seven days for a total of 14 days of uninterrupted time with their new baby. If you ask ...

by Kitty Elicay for SmartParenting.com.ph  | January 31, 2019 08:00:00
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Meet the 7-Year-Old Who Earned $22 Million This Year to Become the Highest-Paid YouTuber of 2018

The amount doesn't even include earnings from his toy line

One of the most popular video formats on YouTube are unboxing videos — from beauty products, gadgets, and toys, viewers flock channels to see vloggers opening up different products, examining them, and then giving reviews that will tell the viewers whether the ...

by Kitty Elicay for SmartParenting.com.ph  | December 06, 2018 12:00:00
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How Employers Actually Benefit From an Expanded Maternity Leave

Moms have proven time and time again they can juggle work and home, thank you very much

So, both the Senate and the House of Representatives (HOR) ratified the bicameral conference report on the Expanded Maternity Leave (EML) Bill on Wednesday, October 3. It now only requires the Philippine president's signature to become law.Yay, right? The great news been ...

by Rachel Perez for SmartParenting.com.ph  | October 06, 2018 06:00:00
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