November 29, 2023

Dear Manang,
Because of the pandemic, my husband and I have no house helper and we share in the cleaning of the house. I don’t mind doing much of the work but I get annoyed at dishes or a glass left in the kitchen sink. I am afraid to tell him that it is annoying and I feel like a maid.
April of Leonard Wood Road, Baguio City

Dear April,
You can tell him but do it carefully so you don’t offend him. You remind me of the five languages of love. These are expressions of love and also the ways we want to receive the love too. These are words of affirmation, acts of service, quality time, and physical touch. You like acts of service, that’s why, you want the dishes washed. He might also want the same but if you tell him, use words of affirmation at the same time. This should work.
Say thanks too,

Dear Manang,
I have a special child and I am planning to enroll him in a school so he can adjust to other children. Do you know some schools that we can go and inquire about it? Should we really bring him to school? There is a fear that he might be bullied or someone might hurt him. Is there a way to avoid it?
Glenda of Trancoville, Baguio City

Dear Glenda,
I am still a believer in the Special Education Center. We may think that putting the children with the same needs together is a bad thing because they have similar situations. One thing sure is that they do not name call. Little misunderstandings are normal but they are gentle and good to each other. I once taught there and those children are amazing. The reason is because they have good teachers.
Choose well,