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Young Heart

A monthly column on themes touching the lives of young people in the Year of the Youth in the Philippines by radio host and communicator Ilsa Reyes

Mommy Issues

There is no one like her. She is known for her unconditional love. Her children are closest to her. Mothers, for all that they have done, also need to be consistently appreciated, given their own space and alone time.

Friendship Goals

A true friend is someone who knows our weaknesses but accepts and understands us despite these. A friend strives to be patient with us and forgives us for our shortcomings. True friends bring out the best in each other.

Sibling Rivalry

Sibling rivalry, which can lead to unhappiness and unhealthy relationships within the family, can be avoided if parents lovingly bond with each of their children pointing out to them their uniqueness. All it takes is constant communication and exchange of one’s feelings.

Depression Blues

It is normal to sometimes feel depressed, but if it paralyzes you from doing your daily activities for at least two weeks, then you may be having a mental health disorder. Here’s how to deal with depression.

Digital Drugs

Recent studies reveal behavioral and emotional problems in adolescents who are addicted to the Internet, including addictive behaviors such as substance abuse and gambling. Families need to create an atmosphere that facilitates authentic relationships and motivate personal encounters.

Summer Fun

Some of our young readers in the Philippines are looking forward to vacation time, while others will still be having their classes but are gearing up for the summer heat here as well. Here are a few suggestions on how best to make use of the summer months.

Always Loved

Two months ago, a video of a boy bullying and physically hurting his school mate went viral. The fact is, such incidents cause deep damage upon the victims, especially if these are not immediately addressed. There are ways to heal such wounds inflicted upon a young heart.

Who Am I?

If you want to get to know the authentic you, it must be done with God our Creator as the foundation so that whatever hurts we experience in life, it is with the knowledge of our Father who is always with us and for us.

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