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Supermoms Explore the In-Betweens of Raising Teens for This Year’s Parentalk

No two parenting styles are identical, which is why these moms explore and share their experiences in raising teens for this year’s Parentalk, brought to you by Y.O.U Beauty 

It’s no secret how parenting is a full-time job and a lifetime commitment. Unlike other professions, parenting isn’t something you get a degree in college, nor does it have a rule book or manual you can peruse as your child grows up. No two households will parent their children the same exact way because it’s an incredibly personalized experience and some lessons can never be taught, only learned through unique circumstances.  

Brought to you with Y.O.U Beauty, four modern moms had the chance to share their experiences in raising their teens and pre-teens as one of the exciting segments in Modern Parenting’s Parentalk event last August 20 at Glorietta. 

On fostering independence and responsibility

Talking about taboos, parenting styles, and teaching independence, celebrity mom and actress Camille Prats, renowned dermatologist Dr. Gaile Robredo-Vitas, and lifestyle and fitness guru Aliza Apostol-Goco took center stage during this year’s ParenTalk event and sat down with Modern Parenting’s Editor-in-Chief Marga Tupaz. 

Raising teenagers can be as tricky as it can get. We all know how the teenage years are the complex stages in a child’s life because of the thin line between starting to develop their individuality and needing adult supervision. As they transition from teens to adults, it’s the parents’ job to patiently guide the young ones as they move through the motions of life. 

“I’m very intentional in teaching resilience and grit with my kids, and allowing them independence in making decisions for themselves. Even if it’s not the best decision, you get to learn something out of it,” shares Camille Prats on being intentional in teaching rather than spoon feeding her children. Experience really is the best teacher and in raising children, especially teenagers, it’s important that they know the concept of accountability and understand that everything they do has consequences, good or bad. 

“Pre-teens and teenagers are going through a lot of changes: physically, mentally, emotionally, socially. They’re trying to find their base and their identity… [I think it is important that] you spend time with your children and give them opportunities to prove that they can be independent and make decisions,” Dr. Gaile Robredo-Vitas explained. 

An essential step

Encouraging independence doesn’t necessarily mean leaving them on their own, but rather letting them know that they also have control over their lives. Starting small is always the best course of action such as letting them clean up after themselves and teaching them how to take care of themselves, particularly with proper hygiene. 

“I’m a very vain momma. Naturally, I would also teach my children how to take care of themselves. Because at the end of the day, I want to raise confident children. Confident in a sense that they’re comfortable with how they look and what they feel… Also, I should set a good example for them to follow,” Aliza Apostol-Goco shared. 

Of course, brushing your teeth and taking baths are huge parts of proper hygiene, but it’s also important to introduce our teens to skincare. As our skin is the largest organ in our body and acts like our very own shield against germs and environmental aggressors, it’s imperative that we start our kids as early as possible when it comes to skincare.

“Since I’m a dermatologist, I teach my kids how to care for their skin and I started early… If your kids don’t have skin issues yet, proper cleansing is very important, moisturize if you have dry skin, and [put on] sun protection,” Dr. Gaile advised. With the amount of changes a teenager’s body is subjected to, proper skincare will always be an essential step in taking care of themselves.

Time To Focus On Y.O.U

As one of the leading skincare brands in the local market, Y.O.U Beauty has a wide range of products we can introduce our teens to. Their Acneplus Low Ph Cleanser is a gentle and calming cleanser they can reach out for those who are already dealing with acne. Formulated with corn mint oil, 4D centella, and herbal fusion actives, it’s refreshing to the skin and can sooth troubled skin and calm acne.

The Radiance Up! Deep Moisturizing Cream is made with SymWhite 377, niacinamide, vitamin C, and licorice extract to strengthen their skin barrier and to keep their youthful glow. It’s also specially made to target dark spots and dullness. 

As Dr. Gaile mentioned, sun protection is of utmost importance when it comes to skincare. The Y.O.U Sunbrella Triple UV Elixir is perfect for a teenager’s routine. It contains a broad spectrum of protection against UVA, UVB, and blue light with its SPF 50+, PA++++ formula—a great way to punctuate a morning routine.

Introduce your youngsters to proper skincare with Y.O.U Beauty’s wide range of products. You can visit their physical stalls at Watsons, SM Beauty, Robinsons Department Store, Metro Retail, LCC Department Store, Gaisano Capital Group, Prince Retail Group, KCC, Mart One, and The Landmark. You can also shop online through Shopee or Lazada. Check out their website, Facebook, Instagram, or TikTok for more information.

Photography by KIERAN PUNAY of KLIQ, Inc.

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