A few days ago, my fellow mom bloggers and I had such a great time at the gathering of mommas organized by PLDT Home called “Mommy’s Day Out”. Hosted by celebrity moms Isabel Oli and Denise Laurel and attended by other celebrities like Camille Parts and Issa Litton, the intimate and candid event was filled with parenting tips, fun “chika” and heartwarming mommy sharing.
I felt so blessed to be invited in the gathering, I must say. Being a mom in this digital age, I’m glad to have learned some valuable tips on how I can successfully manage my home using technology.
Straight from renowned psychologist, guidance counselor, lecturer and author Michele S. Alignay, I was further enlightened about the role and relevance of technology in managing a digital home.
Over cups of tea, my fellow mommas and I were all-ears to Michele as she discussed some practical ways on how to be successful manages of a digital home, such as how to manage the use of gadgets among our kids. With a young boy at home who’s starting to get hooked with iPad, I was so eager to learn from the expert.
“Gadgets are not a right. They’re privileges.” Mommy Michele stressed. As parents, we’re recommended to set internal regulations on the use of gadgets at home. “It is our responsibility to teach kids how to balance their media time and unplug time.” She added.
I couldn’t agree more. While we should not totally ban the use of gadgets to our kids because they will be left out from their generation otherwise, it’s important that we set appropriate limits.
Inculcating to our kids’ minds that the use of gadget is just a privilege, we are actually teaching them to unplug and enjoy the real life instead. “If kids feel gadget use is their right, we are planting the seeds of making them ‘entitled’ to anything they may want!” Mommy Michele reminded us. And she added, “Development of critical skills are maximized through real life engagements.”
“Peace of mind”, being PLDT’s commitment to us parents, the event also highlighted amazing PLDT products and services designed to help us feel secure about the safety of our kids even when we have to be away from them. We learned about PLDT Home FAMCAM, PLDT Home Telpad, PLDT Home Smart Watch and PLDT Home Fam Zone!
I was also glad to hear about PLDT Home Fam Zone, a top parental control device. This device has amazing features that makes it our helping hand for cyber safety. It can also help us monitor and control kids’ internet activities! (Isn’t that ahh-mazing?) This control device includes features like Time Setting, Sleep Time, Website restrictions, and Manage customized profiles! FamZone is coming out soon! FamZone Box will be available at P299/month and the FamZone app will be available at P149. It’s something that we should all watch out for!
While I still don’t have a FAMCAM (PLDT’s home monitoring system) in my home, I am excited to have ours installed so soon after hearing all its amazing features! I am convinced; we badly need one at home especially now that the kids are just left with the yayas whenever my husband and I need to leave them at home.
- It has a built-in microphone so you can hear the conversations at your home even if you’re away
- It has automatic light adjustment to ensure video quality
- It has motion and sound detection
I think The FAMCAM can be any parent’s best friend in caring for the family. This little powerful tool lets us manage our home even when we are away! With PLDT FAMCAM powered by the PLDT HOME DSL, we can see what goes on in our home even when we’re somewhere else!
After learning from mommy Michele and after knowing all the amazing products that PLDT offers, we spent the rest of the afternoon with casual “chika” time. You know how it’s like when moms gather. We talk about anything under the sun such as popular parenting sites and apps, our own house rules for gadgets and the internet, some parenting concerns and our touching mommy moments, too!
And if you happen to follow me on Instagram, I shared a photo before I slept that night.
To know more about PLDT products, drop by the PLDT Home website.
- Get your FAMCAM for P499/month with your PLDT Home DSL or PLDT Home Fibr broadband! Learn more here: pldthome.com/famcam
- Surprise your kid with a cool Smart Watch for only P199/month. Learn more here: pldthome.com/smartwatch