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Smart Parenting Convention 2019

MANILA, Philippines – June 29, 2019 – Parents take on the most relentless and challenging work every single day. The immense responsibility, constant worry, mundane daily grind – it can give free guide to her greatest (and wildest) adventure that is parenting.

Last June 29, Smart Parenting added to the fun and rewarding experiencing of parenthood by holding its most-awaited event of the year, the “Smart Parenting Convention” at SM Megamall. The event was co-presented by Nido, powered by PLDT Home Fibr, with minor sponsors Jack ‘n Jill, 3M Nexcare Products and Ariel.

“We always get messages from our readers that we do SP Con for two days! They always tell us that they love the shopping and super appreciate the talks”, said Leah Nemil- San Joss, editor in chief, Smart Parenting, the most credible source of pregnancy information Filipino moms count on.

The Smart Parenting Convention this year has more than 70 concessionares offering special discounts and bundles. Aside from games, raggle prizes, and booth activities, three blocks were divided, raising a toddler, and many more.

Pregnancy and Baby Block

Childbirth Options and How to Prep for Delivery Day. Dr. Maynila Domingo 11 a.m to 11:20 a.m

Expectant parents will not want to miss this! Dr. Domingo is a board member of the Bayside Council of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a clinical associate professort at the University of the Philippines – Manila. She has attended a number of workshops and trainings abroad, such as the Asia Pacific Conference on Fetal Theraphy in Indonesia; the Professional Training Course on Preventions of aPre-eclamapsia in Hong Kong; and the UM-CUHK Certificate Course in Clinical Genetics and Genomics in Malaysia.

Postpartum Care

Dr. Sybil Bravo 1p.m to 1:20p.m

It’s not only the baby who needs to be cared for after birth – you need ecial treatment too, mom. During her talk, Dr. Bravo will talk about how you can best care for yourself postpartum. Dr. Bravo, who graduated from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine, is the vice president of the Philippine Infectious Disease Society in Obstetrics and Gynecollgy (PIDSOG) and a clinical associate professor at the University of the Philippines – Philippine General Hospital (PGH). She also served as chief board member of the section of Ob-Gyn Infectious Diseases, Department of Ob-Gyn at PGH and as a board member of the Asia-Oceania Research Organization in Genital Infe tion and Neoplasia (AOGIN), and as a member of the Blood-Bourne Infectious Diseases Core Team.

Baby Milestones and Red Flags to Watch Out For

Dr. Ina Atutubo 1:25p.m to 1:45p.m

Learn the vital baby milestones, and the warning signs if they are missing it with Dr. Atutubo’s talk. She is a graduate of the University of Sto. Tomas (UST), where she also did her residency. She is a diplomate of the Philippine Pediatric Society ( PPS) and a member of the Community Pediatrics Society of the Philippines.

Baby Sleep Basics

Maria Campos Lopez

1:50p.m to 2:10p.m

A corporate lawyer by profession, Maria Campos Lopez’s journey towards being a sleep consultant began when her first child experienced sleep troubles. She believes sleep problems can be prevented by setting healthy sleeping habits early on and aims to educate herself further so she can help future kids and other moms who may also be going through similar ordeals with their children.

Toddler Block

The Facts and the Curious: FAQs About Parenting Toddlers Answered by the Experts. Dr. Maria Josephine Yuson-Sunga, Dr. Francis Xavier M. Dimalanta and Teacher Tina Zamora. 2:25p.m to 3:05p.m

Dr. Sunga is the medical director of Nestlé Infant Nutrition Philippines and an associate professor at St. Luke’s College of Medicine. She is also a member of the Tesearch Committee at the University of the Philippines, a facilitator of evidence-based medicine workshops at the University of the Philippines, and a member of the Philippine Medical Association, the Quezon City Medical Society, and the Philippine Pediatric Society.

Dr. Dimalanta is one of the top behavioral and developmental pediatricians in Asia. He has initiated several progressive and influential initiatives on children’s education and holds prominent positions in the institutes of pediatrics and child health in St. Luke’s Medical Center Bonifacio Global City and Quezon City. He is part of the board of trustees of the Philippine Society for Developmental Pediatrics and Philippine Pediatric Society and a member of a number of local and International medical and developmental foundations.

Meanwhile, Teacher Tina Zamora is the directress of the Nest school for Whole Child Development. She is a well-known expert on family life, child development, and parenting issues and served as the resident education guru on the DZMM Radio Program “Kapamilya Konek”.

Early Signs of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Was discussed by Ms. Mona Magnu-Veluz who serves as the National President of the Autism Society Philippines.

Family block

Why You Need a Marriage Makeover After Kids Joy and Edric Mendoza 3:55 p.m to 4:15p.m

Edric Mendoza is the President of Homeschool Global, a learning Organization that now has over 3,100 students across 30 countries. He is also a registered financial planner, the pioneering lrad anchor of the ANC show On The Money, and an active member of Christ’s Commission Fellowship (CCF), where he and his wife, Joy Mendoza, coach, mentor, amd mount events for families. Joy is an author and awarded blogger who writes about the joys and challenges she experiences in marriage, parenting, amd homeschooling their five kids.

Digital Parenting

Dr. Michelle Alignay, RP, RGC 4:20 p.m to 4:40 p.m

Dr. Alignay, a registered physcologist and registered guidance councelor, is a highly sought-after speaker, training consultant, and award-winning author who specializes in family life, parenting and relationships, and well-being. In 2018, she obstained her Ph.D. in Family Studies from Miriam College. She also holds an M.A in family Phsycology. She is an associate professor for graudate students at Miriam College.

How to Create a Home First Aid Kit

Patricia Cuasay Fruto 4:45 p.m to 5:00 p.m

Fruto, a graduate of University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P) with a degree in Master of Science in Industrial Economics, has experience in the marketing industry and is multi-awarded trade and brand markerter. Currently, she is a marketing leader for the consumer business group 3M Philippines.

Here are some of photos of different merchants.

Smart Parenting is the credible parenting resources backed by experts and a community of involved parenta. It aims to help Filipino moms and dads to raise bright, happy and healthy kids. Visit Smart Parenting’s website at and follow them on Facebook at, on Instagram @smartparenting, and on Twitter @_smartparenting.

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