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 . 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 do SP Con for two days! They always tell us they love the 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 on their role, wether 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
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 Indonesia; the Professional Training Course in Clinical Genetics and Genomics in Malaysia.
Dr. Sybil Bravo
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 talk 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 Obstretics and Gynecology (PIDSOG) and a clinical associate professor at the University of the Philippines – Philippine General Hospital (PGH). She also serves as the chief board member of the section of Ob-Gyn Infectious Diseases, Department of Ob-Gyn and as a board member of Asia-Oceania Research Organization in Genital Infection and Neoplasia (AOGIN), and as a member of the Blood-Bourne Infectious Diseases Core Team.
Baby Milestones and Red Flags to Watch Out For
Dr. Ina Atutubo
Learn the vital baby milestones, and as a warning signs if they are missing it with Dr. Atutubo’s talk. She is a graduate of the University of Sto. Tomas (UST), where she also did her residency. She is a diplomate of the Philippine Pediatric Society (PPS) and a member of the Community Pediatrics Society of the Philippines.
Baby Sleep Basics
Maria Campos Lopez
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. Dimanalanta and Teacher Tina Zamora
Dr. Sunga is the medical director of Nestlé 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 severa; 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 Pediatric 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 well-known expert on family life, child development, and parenting issues and served as the resident education guru on the DZMM Radio Program “Kapamilya Konek.”
Early Signs of Autism and 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
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 show 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 the joys and challenges she experiences in marriage, parenting and homeschooling their five kids.
Dr. Michelle Alignay, RP, RGC
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 holds an M.A in Family Psychology. She is an associate professor for graduate students at Miriam College.
How to Create a Home First Aid Kit
Patricia Cuasay Fruto
Fruto, a graduate at 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 marketing leader for the consumer business group 3M Philippines.