MANILA, Philippines - June 29, 2019 - Parents take on the most relentless and challenging work every single day. The immense responsibility, constant worry, mundane daily grind - it can give you panic attacks. That's why Smart Parenting makes it a daily mission to become a mom's guilt-free guide to her greatest (and wildest) adventure that is parenting.
Last June 29, Smart Parenting added to the fun and rewarding experience of parenthood by holding its most-awaited event of the year, the "Smart Parenting Convention" at SM Megamall. The event was co-presented by Nido, powered by PLDT Home Fibr, with minor sponsors Jack 'n Jill, 3M Nexcare Products and Ariel.
"We always get messages from our readers that we can do SP Con for two days! They always tell us they love shopping and super appreciate the talks," said Leah Nemil-San Jose, editor-in-chief, Smart Parenting, the most credible source of pregnancy information Filipino moms count on.
The Smart Parenting Convention this year has more than 70 concessionaires offering special discounts and bundles. Aside from games, raffle prizes, and booth activities, three blocks were divided into topics to help parents in taking their role, whether preparing for a baby, recovering from delivery, raising a toddler, and many more.
Pregnancy and Baby Block
Childbirth Options and How to Prep for Delivery Day
Dr. Maynila Domingo
11 am to 11:20 am
Expectant parents will not want to miss this! Dr. Domingo is a board member of the Bayside Council of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a clinical associate professor at the University of the Philippines - Manila. She has attended a number of workshops and trainings abroad, such as the Asia Pacific Conference on Fetal Therapy in Indonesial; the Professional Training Course on Prevention of Pre-eclampsia in Hong Kong; and the UM-CUHK Certificate Course in Clinical Genetics and Genomics in Malaysia.
Dr. Sybil Bravo
1 pm to 1:20 pm
It's not only the baby who needs to be cared for after birth - you need special treatment, too, mom. During her talk, Dr. Bravo talked about how you can best care for yourself postpartum. Dr. Bravo, who graduated from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine, is the vice president of the Philippine Infectious Disease Society in Obstetrics and Gynecology (PIDSOG) and a clinical associate professor at the University of the Philippines - Philippine General Hospital (PGH). She also serves as chief board member of the section of Ob-Gyn Infectious Diseases, Department of Ob-Gyn at PGH and as board member of the Asia-Oceania Research Organization in Genital Infection and Neoplasia (AOGIN), and as member of the Blood-Bourne Infectious Diseases Core Team.
Baby Sleep Basics
Maria Campos Lopez
1:50 pm to 2:10 pm
A corporate lawyer by profession, Maria Campos Lopez's journey towards being a sleep consultant began when her first child experienced sleep troubles. She believes sleep problems can be prevented by setting healthy sleeping habits early on and aims to educate herself further so she can help her future kids and other moms who may also be going through similar ordeals with their children.
The Facts and the Curious: FAQs About Parenting Toddlers Answered by Experts
Dr. Maria Josephine Yuson-Sunga, Dr. Francis Xavier M. Dimalanta and Teacher Tina Zamora 2:25 pm - 3:05 pm
Dr. Sunga is the medical doctor of Nestle Infant Nutrition Philippines and an associate professor at St. Luke's College of Medicine. She is also a member of the Research Committee at the University of the Philippines, a facilitator of evidence-based medicine workshops at the University of the Philippines, and a member of the Philippine Medical Association, the Quezon City Medical Society, and the Philippine Pediatric Society.
Dr. Dimalanta is one of the top behavioral and developmental pediatricians in Asia. He has initiated several progressive and influential initiatives on children's education and holds prominent positions in the institutes of pediatrics and child health in St. Luke's Medical Center Bonifacio Global City and Quezon City. He is part of the Board of Trustees of the Philippine Society for Developmental Pediatrics and Philippine Pediatrics Society and a member of a number of local and international medical and developmental foundations.
Meanwhile, Teacher Tina Zamora is the directress of the Nest School for Whole Child Development. She is a well-known expert on family life, child development, and parenting issues served as the resident education guru on the DZMM Radio Program "Kapamilya Konek".
Early Signs of Autism Spectrum Disorder was discussed by Ms. Mona Magnu-Veluz who serves as the National President of the Autism Society Philippines.
Why You Need a Marriage Makeover After Kids
Joy and Edric Mendoza
3:55 pm to 4:15 pm
Edric Mendoza is the president of Homeschool Global , a learning organization that now has over 3, 100 students across 30 countries. He is also a registered financial planner, the pioneering lead anchor of the ANC sow On the Money, and an active member of Christ's Commission Fellowship (CCF), where he and his wife, Joy Mendoza, coach, mentor and mount events for families. Joy is an author and awarded blogger who writes about joys and challenges she experiences in marriage, parenting, and homeschooling their five kids.
Dr. Michelle Alignay, RP, RGC
4:20 pm - 4:40 pm
Dr. Alignay, a registered psychologist and registered guidance counselor, is a highly sought-after speaker, training consultant, and award-winning author who specializes in family life, parenting and relationships, and well-being. In 2018, she obtained her Ph.D in Family Studies from Miriam College. She also olds an MA in Family Psychology. She is an associate professor for graduate students at Mirriam College.
How to Create a Home First Aid Kit
Patricia Cuasay Fruto
4:45 pm - 5:00 pm
Fruto, a graduate of University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P) with a degree in Master of Science in Industrial Economics, has experience in the marketing industry and is a multi-awarded trade and brand marketer. Currently she is a markting leader for the consumer business group 3M Philippines.
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