What is your biggest frustration as a parent living in Manila?
I super agree with Ann. It's super congested in here plus crime rate in different cities are really a serious concern. It super hard to be at ease because there is always danger in every corner. That's why we make it a point to monitor our kids every single time--this doesn't mean that we do not allow them to be free, to play what they want to play and do what they want to do. It means that we support them guard them in every step of the way possible.Magbasa pa
My biggest frustration is having to limit my children's movements and outdoor activities because of polution and safety concerns. According to my readings, polution tends to affect, not only respiratory health of the kids, but also their overall health. Polution tends to cause hyperactivity. http://healthland.time.com/2013/05/21/early-exposure-to-air-pollution-tied-to-higher-risk-of-hyperactivity-in-children/Magbasa pa
Security, traffic and pollution are the 3 major worries I have raising my kids in Manila. It scares me as a parent that my kids will have to suffer the consequences of the lifestyle we have in Manila and it is most likely inevitable. These 3 factors will affect different areas in our lives - physical, mental, emotional, and even spiritual.Magbasa pa
Heavy traffic! Too much time wasted every single day. Kids getting up too early just to be in time for school because " it's traffic". or getting home late because "again it's traffic". I wish the new government will do something about the situation of the traffic in Metro Manila.Magbasa pa
It's the safety and the inconvenience of going out with the family due to the horrible traffic everyday. As much as I want to bring my family along with me every time I want to, there are a lot of factors to take into consideration. I have to worry every time we are out.
Traffic. It takes me more time to travel that I could use to spend with my family.