Solo And Proud: A Pre-Valentine's Event For Single Parents

It’s no joke to raise kids more so if you are doing it alone. Being a single parent has been a roller coaster ride. There are ups and downs, and unexpected turns that would make your would go updated down. But at the end of the day, all your sacrifices will pay off when you see your kids happy and enjoying the fruits of your hard work.
Century City Mall in Makati, in partnership with Manulife and Curves had an early Valentine surprise to single parents. On February 11, they gather proud solo parents at Chaplin and invited speakers to share tips on how to secure your child’s feature and how to survive in raising your kids on your own. 
Cheska from Manulife shared a mobile application that can help secure the future of your kids. We all know how important education is that’s why we do our best to give the best we can to our kids. GradMaker is an application available for IOS and Android users which makes saving and investing easy.

Step 1: Download the app and sign up for an account.
Step 2: Complete your personal details.
Step 3: Complete the details about your child.
Step 4: Choose a school where you want to enroll your child for college and you will be given the estimated tuition fee. 
Step 5: Select the amount you want to invest and for how long you want to do it. Minimum of PHP10K and maximum of PHP120K per investment.
Step 6: Go through the insurance benefits.
Step 7: Secure your child’s future and start with your investment. 

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Emily Tan shared some tips on how to be successful in raising your kids alone. She is a single parent for more than 20 years now. She gladly shared how she managed to play a dual role, both as a mother and a father.  Here are 5 survival tips for all the solo parents out there:

Let Go Of The Guilt
Acceptance plays a vital role so that we can free ourselves from all the guilt. Let go of all the anger and guilt and keep on moving forward.

Manage Your Energy, Not Your Time
Since you are doing so many roles in a day which includes being a mom, dad, nanny, cook, teacher, counselor, and so much more, learn to manage your energy so that you get to accomplished as many tasks as you can on a daily basis.

Have The Right Mind Set
As shared by Ms. Emily, being a single parent is difficult but it does not mean that you can’t be happy. Always think positive and see the good in every situation.

Ask For Help
Don’t be afraid to ask for help from the people around you. It is important to have someone who can help you carry out simple tasks like doing projects of your kids or helping you take care of the kids while you are away for work.

Cherish Every Moment
Always have a bonding session with your kids. Have movie dates or go on a food trip. Create moments and cherish every minute of it. After all, our kids are our real treasure so make every second count.

It was a day filled with learning, bonding, and exciting prizes. Solo and Proud will have another session on February 12 at Chaplin located at the Century City Mall in Makati from 6:00-8: 00 PM.

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