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  • Robin’s Advice To Kylie, As A Single Mom Of 2 Boys: ‘Huwag Ilalayo Sa Tatay Nila’

    Father and daughter had a lighthearted and insightful interview in the actress’s vlog.
    by Jocelyn Valle .
Robin’s Advice To Kylie, As A Single Mom Of 2 Boys: ‘Huwag Ilalayo Sa Tatay Nila’
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  • Kylie Padilla confesses to be a daddy's girl in her latest vlog, featuring her father Robin Padilla, and it shows as they talk about his parenting style.

    "I love the way you parented us," says the actress, on bahalf of her siblings Queenie, Zhen, and Ali. Their mother Liezl Sicangco, who's based in Australia with Zhen and Ali, has long been separated from Robin.

    The actor's current wife is Mariel Rodriguez, with whom he has two daughters, Isabella and Gabriela.

    "Hindi ako conventional na tatay," Robin acknowledges. "Pero hindi ako nagpabaya."

    Kylie goes on sharing some of Robin's unconventional ways in teaching her and her siblings the appreciation for history and social awareness.

    She mentions their trips to as near as Rizal Park, then to Vigan, and to as far as Germany to learn about historical figures and events. She also remembers spending time in Thailand to learn about martial arts.

    "I appreciate that it’s fun and adventurous," she avers, adding that she looks forward to doing the same for her young sons Alas and Axel.

    Kylie continues talking in awe of her father: "Hindi kayo nagdi-dictate. You let us experience. 'Yung ginagawa ang bahay, tumulong kami sa gardening. Tinuruan kami ni Papa mag-gardening. Pinapa-experience na matutunan.

    "Sinasama n'yo kami sa taping, sa mga ganyan. Di ko alam na ang dami ko palang napi-pick up na lesson…Pinapakita muna kung paano dapat."

    But Robin is quick to point out: "Nagkulang ako sa encouragement sa pag-aaral. Naniniwala ako na ang pagpapalaki ng anak gamit ang dalawang kamay: may on-the-job at meron di sa eskuwela."

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    Kylie as a single mom of two boys

    At one point during Kylie's interview with Robin, she asked her father for advice in raising two boys while separated from her husband Aljur Abrenica.

    For starters, Robin tells her daughter the importance of the spiritual aspect. He says, "Itanim ang faith."

    Next, he advises her, "Huwag ilalayo sa tatay nila. Kailangan may father image, kung ano man ang pinagdadaan n’yo o ang arrangement n’yo."

    Finally, he reminds her, "Huwag mong palalakihin na spoiled. Hayaan mong nasasaktan. Iba ang lalaki sa babae. Ang babae, shini-shield mo ’yan. Ang lalaki, hinahayaan mo ’yan."

    Robin mentions his own mother Eva Carino-Padilla as someone his daughter Kylie can look up to as role model. He explains, "Si Lola Eva, pag umuwi kaming ginulpi, pababalikin kami. ‘Hindi ka puwedeng umuwi dito na ikaw ang gulpi.’

    "Huwag mong hayaan ang anak mo na ma-bully. Hindi ko sinasabing mambugbog siya, pero huwag siyang papayag na mabu-bully. Kahit saan—physical, cyber…Sa ano mang aspect—emotional, physical, dapat lagi kang nakasuporta.

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    "Ibigay mo ang lahat, pero magtrabaho. Huwag mo s’yang turuang dumiskarte, hayaan mo siya. Hayaan mong maduguan minsan."

    When Robin's turn to ask Kylie one question comes up, Kylie knows exactly what her father wants to know. So she goes on talking about the status of her relationship with her ex-husband.

     She says, "Ang importante, okay kami sa mga bata. To be honest, Pa, ang pinakamahirap lang doon sa nangyari sa amin is never ko nang mae-enjoy ’yung pinapanood ko silang naglalaro. Kasi favorite ko ’yun.

    "Pero okay na ’yung nangyari kasi hindi na kami toxic. Mas happy na ako realistically. Ang dami na kasing nangyari. Ngayon, friends kami. But there’s a distance. Dumidistansya na ’ko. Dahil nagulat ako sa mga nangyari. Pero bilang nanay ng mga anak ko, I have to be civil."

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