Early last week, I saw this post on The Parenting Emporium’s Instagram:
I was a bit familiar with the “Teacher Yaya” workshop, since I chanced upon it on The Learning Basket’s website while I was pregnant, and I remember thinking to myself that when we already have a yaya for our baby, I would love to send her to this seminar. So I asked Rocel, Kobe’s yaya, if she was interested to attend. Thankfully, she said yes.
We waited for Rocel at Robinson’s Magnolia (which is walking distance from The Parenting Emporium) and had lunch after the seminar. She was very eager to share with us what she learned at the workshop, and was so proud that she was very participative. She even got two prizes for Kobe, which she got for answering in the Q&A! Very bibo, Ate Rocel!
Our family is very lucky to have Ate Letty and Rocel, because they are both caring and trustworthy. They love Kobe so much, and are very interactive with him. I think this is one of the reasons why he is so responsive and “daldal” – he talks back when we talk to him, of course in his baby language, hehe. Rocel is his yaya, and is Kobe’s baby whisperer; she really knows how to put him to sleep during daytime, especially since he loves to be carried. Ate Letty is our helper in the house, and we call her Kobe’s “clown” because she loves making him laugh with her antics. They are my partners (of course along with my husband) in raising Kobe.
The workshops was held at The Parenting Emporium. I love their slogan “It takes a whole village to raise a child,” which is an Igbo and Yoruba (Nigeria) Proverb. Ms. Maricel and Ms. Beng of The Parenting Emporium are committed parents that put up this social enterprise to help parents in raising their child. They carry the number one breast pump brand Medela, and also have carefully chosen baby and mommy products and brands in their store. Moreover, they regularly host learning classes on parenting, and other topics like breastfeeding and children’s education. I attended the Breastfeeding Support Group Meeting by La Leche League last September 26, where I learned more about breastfeeding and baby wearing. Here is a list of some classes and events they hosted this month, so you might have an idea of what they offer:
- Breastfeeding Crash Course
- Yaya Seminar on Toddler Care
- How to Deal With Mommy-Guilt
- Special Needs Children: Understanding and Guiding Them Throughout Life
- Sacred Postpartum: A Mother’s Honoring Workshop
- Breastfeeding 202
- Teacher Yaya: A Workshop for Your Assistant
The Parenting Emporium will be having “Yaya Seminar on Child Safety” this coming October 31, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm, which will discuss first aid, and also how to behave during brown-outs, fires, earthquakes and how to prevent being victimized by the usual household crimes and modus operandi. It will be held at their office at #29 1st Street, New Manila, Quezon City. The learning fee is P1,500 per participant; any additional participant from the same household will only pay 50%. You may register via 0917-8110821. Like The Parenting Emporium’s Facebook Page and follow them on Instagram to be updated of their upcoming learning classes.