• Top of the Morning: Frozen Short Film to Front Cinderella Movie

    The Frozen fever continues, plus the roles of dad in breastfeeding success
  • 1. Frozen short film to be released with Cinderella!

    Frozen fever

    Another reason to go see the new Cinderella movie when it’s out in March next year? "Frozen Fever" will be shown just before it. The new Frozen short film will be all about Queen Elsa and Kristoff throwing Anna a big birthday bash. If you and your kids couldn’t wait till March, the full-length movie Frozen will screen a sing-along version in cinemas this December. (time.com)
     

    2. Safety gates play a big role
    According to the very first study to compare safety behavior and safety equipment between families, some falls may be prevented by using safety gates across doorways and on stairs for kids up to age two. Another way to prevent it is by not leaving children on raised surfaces such as a changing table. Let be safe, moms! (huffingtonpost.com)
     

    3. Dads play a huge role in breastfeeding
    A new study showed that when dads were involved in a breastfeeding support program in the hospital, new moms were more likely to continue breastfeeding for more than three months. It’s a big help for moms if dads assist with learning how breastfeeding works, positioning the baby at breast, and monitoring if the baby is getting enough milk. Yes, we cannot emphasize it more: Fathers play a big role in ensuring mothers get the help and support they need while breastfeeding. (huffingtonpost.com)


    4. Scholarships to poor but deserving students
    President Aquino has signed a law that mandates all state universities and colleges to provide automatic admission and scholarship grants to the top 10 public high school students. Even if the University of the Philippines is excluded from the new Iskolar ng Bayan Act, this is still a big win for those who deserve to pursue a college education even if they have no money to fund their education. (abs-cbnnews.com)


    5. Philippines “less corrupt”
    According to Transparency International, the Philippines is now 85th out of 175 countries in the Corruption Perception Index (CPI) this year, with a score of 38 on a scale of 1 to 100, where 0 corresponds to being highly corrupt. Compared to 2012 when we scored 34 and ranked 105th, this is quite an improvement. Let’s hope that this will be a start. (inquirer.net)

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