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I'm Liway Tayag Etame, a parent- teacher educator and trainer.

Welcome to The Present Parenting Solutions. If you are having issues or need parental support, just contact us; let us be your safe place. 

February 28, 2019

Thanks to my son's obsession with trains, I am learning! Don't get us started with Chuggington, or Thomas and Friends, please- I'm suffering from Last Song Syndrome already.

I've searched far and wide for train names and accessories and so happy to keep our collection g...

February 19, 2019

Much as I am swamped with chores and two weeks laundry, I had to oblige- wearing my Pinterest bonnet and setting aside my ill feelings towards glitters and flour. 

So we used the following:

In a bowl, you'll need 1 cup flour, half cup to 3/4 cup fine salt, 1 cup water,...

January 1, 2019

Cassia seeds- the anti-bacterial wonder seeds we first saw at a mall in Singapore, are finally in a play place here! Best part- it's just a few blocks from our home in Bangkok! 

This happy boy is onto fulfilling his needs of pouring, filling, emptying, shoveling, raking...

January 1, 2019

"Pay now or pay bigger! Help you and your child embrace the healthy struggle (commotion) of waiting." -Dr. Fay

Let us help you teach your kid how to wait! 

Patience is one of the essential elements of success. Truth is, it is THE key ingredient to learning anything in th...

December 30, 2018

 We decided to travel all the way to Nonthaburi to sweat off our binging during Noche Buena and get some fresh air. This spectacular play place, so close to nature- Sweet Poppy- took our breath away. So play it is for the last day of 2018.

It's 30 minutes, traffic-...

October 13, 2018

 Hold your tongue! And please, please be still your heart!

Let's ask ourselves these:

1. Is this behavior just a phase? Is my child going through something right now, or does he maybe need attention? Is he overstimulated that's why he is having a hard time to listen?

2. D...

October 6, 2018

 Immense and crazy pressure we moms have to face these days: plan for and manage the home, take care of and raise our babies sparkling well, be the mighty, graceful wife, stand unwavering on the pedestal of our career, and at the end of the very, very long list, take c...

October 4, 2018

To this day, I cannot forget the delight this sensational play place has brought us. It was sunny, rainy June when we went to Singapore, and we searched and searched for low-key places to celebrate our independence 

It was Harbourfront that was closest to our hotel...

September 17, 2018

The first semester’s about to end in our school, and I have yet to face adolescents who seem to not be able to complete their tasks despite extra time given, despite unceasing reminders, despite kind prompts and impossible bribes from all sides.

These teens fall under t...

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