Being positive about life has an effect on the people around you.
This is the reason Bianca Gonzalez holds her emotional state in check every time she is with her daughters Lucia and Carmen.
Bianca says parenthood has taught her to be gentle to her kids because they imitate what they see, and imbibe the feelings of others close to them.
She tells PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) during an event of a baby care brand, "Guarding your energy is so important.
"Kasi I noticed with my firstborn, I kind of didn't know what I was doing. I was kinda more stressed."
And because she was stressed out, Bianca noticed that Lucia was "fussier."
Learning from that experience three years ago, she has become more relaxed when doing her mommy duties.
She relates, "When I gave birth to my second, kind of, medyo alam mo na.
"So I was a bit more calm and the baby is also more calm."
"So I've been reading about it na whatever is your energy around your children, they pick that up.
"So for me, I feel it's so important to always try to be... more calm, more gentle, more loving. Kasi the way we show that to them, that's how they will be to other people also. Like, I noticed, lalo na toddler, they kind of echo what you do.
"That's how I am to my child, that's how she is with her baby sister or to others. So if we raise them in a kinder, gentler way, they will tend to be like that to others also. So, guard your energy."
Aside from being watchful of her energy level around her daughters, Bianca also makes the most of her time with her daughters by doing every-day tasks for them herself.
"Until now, I bring my daughter to school, hatid sundo, put her to sleep.
"Basta I'm at home, everything that can be done, I try to do myself."
Simple as they may be, Bianca says such moments are priceless to her.
"They don't forget moments like that, e. Kids are very, very sharp. They really appreciate little things like that.
"Parang randomly they'll hug you, or [say] 'I love you'."
And those sweet nothings make her feel loved and determined to do even better as a mom.
She tells herself, "Haay, okay. Good job."
According to Bianca, limiting the time you spend on your phone also has a long-term effect on your relationship with your child.
Bianca says that kids do notice when your attention is on your phone rather than on them.
Children are ever developing and Bianca says as they mature, parents must also level up to maintain their connection with them.
She explains, "As a mom, we gave birth to them, we breastfeed them, so there's already a connection you create.
"But as you grow older, lalo now na we're always on our phones. As much as possible, I stay away from my phone.
"Kasi they know it, e, they feel it, e, so little things like that. When I'm at home I try as much as possible, I play, full attention sa kanila."