I am really touched by the story mainly because I am a mother and I can feel how Agnes feels. It’s heartbreaking to find out and see that someone you love getting ill. And that if only you can take that illness and discomfort that they feel, you would, just to see them feel better. This only shows that nothing can be stronger than a mother’s love and care. And a mother would do anything to make their kids feel better.
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We’ve just been through two weeks of coughs and colds. Di halata, diba? But we had two weeks of puyat. Hindi sila makatulog dahil ubo ng ubo at hindi makahinga. Syempre, I nursed them back to health by giving them my #TouchOfCare through nutritious meals, hilot with Vicks Vaporub, and proper medicine. I’m really glad those two weeks are over and we are celebrating this weekend by going on a staycation! ….. 💚💚💚💚 How about you mommies? How do you show your touch of care? Watch @vicks_philippines 2nd Touch of Care story (link in bio) …. 💚💚💚💚 #mommyPeach #Vicks #TouchOfCarePH
Ykaie and Twinkle had coughs and cold for the last two weeks. Lahat kami puyat. Hindi sila makatulog dahil ubo sila ng ubo and minsan hindi sila makahinga dahil barado ang ilong. Ako naman hindi makatulog kasi nag-aalala ako sa kanila. I nursed them back to health by giving them my #TouchOfCare through nutritious meals, hilot ng Vicks Vaporub sa Likod at dibdib. Naglalagay ng Vicks Vaporub sa talampakan tapos suot ng socks before sleeping (Ginagawa nyo rin ba to, mommies?), and of course by giving them their prescribed medicines. Happy ako na after two weeks wala na silang ubo’t sipon.
I can also relate in the story because I know na lahat tayo has maternal instincts that can give love and care to anyone who needs it. You don’t even need to be a real mom to be able to show your own #TouchOfCare. An example is with my ate. Even way before my mom became sick, she used to tell me “Wag mo pababayaan ang ate mo ha?” Sabi ko pa nga sa kanya, “eh diba ako ang bunso? dapat ako ang di nya pabayaan?” LOL! But kidding aside, since then, I’ve always looked out for my ate. I make sure she eats right (mahilig kasi sya sa chichirya and all the unhealthy food you can think of), looks after the house when she’s not home and generally be the “ate” or the “2nd mom” for her as she is the 2nd mom for me on different aspects of life naman.
We are looking out for each other as our nanay would look out for us.
TIPS ON HOW TO GIVE YOUR KIDS A #TOUCHOFCARE
- Hug Often – Make sure that hugging is part of your daily routine. According to studies, hugging makes us healthier and happier and releases a bonding hormone that keeps us closer. Diba nga sa Trolls, they wear watches that gives off an alarm every hours for their “hug time”? You can also set your own alarm and shout “hug time” to your kids. I’m sure they will love it!
- Play With Them – Set aside a time of the day where you spend time with your kids. You can do silly things, dance, color a coloring book, paint, tell a story, cook together, eat together. Just generally bond and spend quality time with them.
- Use affection when disciplining your kids – I do this with Ykaie and Twinkle. After reprimanding them (which we can’t help when too stressed out), I make sure I hold their hand as I explain to them what they did wrong and what’s the right thing to do. At the end of the conversation, I make sure I give them a hug to let them know that even though I got mad a while ago, I still love them.
Kayo mommies?? How do you show your #TouchOfCare to your kids? Share naman in the comments section. Let’s exchange tips and advice.
…And let us spread awareness that everyone deserves #TouchOfCare and that even if you aren’t a mom, you can also give it.
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Jessica Owens says
I am not a mom, but it’s so touching to hear the story from you of #TouchOfCare, it really makes me thinks of the greatness of moms. And love your photos, need to read more great blog post like this.
This is so inspiring. I really like your idea of holding kids hands after disciplining to make an affectionate connection. My son is a toddler and I am new to disciplining. This is very helpful. Thank you.
Vicks is such a classic in everyone’s home. I love the tips you gave out as well on how to connect more with ur kids. <3
Be it kids or anyone, hugs are always helpful to help someone will feel better. It does help in early recovery by reducing pains and giving comfortness.
Aby Armenton says
It is a vey heart-moving story indeed. Thanks for sharing. Ill keep this in mind to people around and esp when inget to have my own family one day,
Monidipa Dutta says
Hugs are always good. I was also emotional when I saw this video.
Myrah Duque says
These are great tips on caring for your children. I personally love hugging!
Nayna Kanabar says
This is a really touching story. I like all your touch of care tips they are all so good and I particularly like the idea of holding the child’s hand when disciplining them.
My daughter (2.5) is HUGE on hugs and holding hands. I’d say we cuddle about 20 times a day. Love the story!!
Beautiful story and what a wonderful, strong, woman! Also, hugging is the BEESST!! Wonderful tips.
I like the note to use affection while disciplining your kids. It’s easy for them to follow instructions if they know the reasons behind them, but also know there will be loving correction on the other end if they do not.
I’ve already watched this Vicks commercial nakaka iyak sya grabe so emotional and inspiring story.
Hannah Marie says
That is such an amazing story. It is full of love and care. Looking forward hearing more of this.
Binge on Basics says
This is such a great story. Hugs are totally helpful, I agree.
Waren Jean Go says
My mom always have vicks! I am a vicks child definitely. Nakakamiss lang.