Suzi Entrata loves that her daughters Leona, 16, Jade, 14, and Nella, 13, are now in their teen years.
"Ang sarap kasi parang barkada ko na kasi sila, e," the GMA-7 host tells PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) after a lifestyle event on October 29.
"Sobrang na-i-enjoy ko na ang stage na ito, [whereas] nung sunud-sunod naman sila maliliit, it's really a challenge for me and my husband. Isa ang umiyak sa gabi, iyakan lahat, di ba?
"So, kumbaga, naka-graduate na kami doon. Na-enjoy na namin ang pagiging teenager naman nila."
Suzi is married to host Paolo Abrera.
With three teenage daughters studying in a co-ed school, Suzi knows that talks about boys and crushes are bound to happen soon.
Sometimes, the mother of three tries to open up the topic.
She says, "Kapag, kunwari sinasabi ko, 'I think this guy is cute.' Ako pa nagsasabi, ako pa nag-o-open up, ako pa nag-uumpisa.
"'Nah, he's okay.' Parang they always try to find a way to downplay the kaguwapuhan of this person.
"When I ask them about boys in school, it's such a small school, so parang wala naman sila nababanggit.
"Wala rin naman nagtutuksuhan sa magkakapatid because they would know each other's circles, so far wala pa umaamin."
Suzi understands why her daughters aren't opening up about these topics yet.
The Unang Hirit host continues, "If I were in their shoes also, no matter how close I feel to my parents, that's different. Love life iyan, ah, so tipong I don't know how comfortable I'd be to just blurt it out and say it.
"Cute pa ito nung maliliit, e. 'I have a crush in school.' Kapag malaki na, totoo na siya, ah. It's real."
At this point, Suzi simply wants her daughters to know that she won't judge them when the day comes that they will admit to being a relationship.
The celebrity mom shows this by listening attentively to her daughters' stories about their friends.
"They actually start talking about relationships of their friends na parang, at least I can show them I have no judgment. Kapag nagkuwento sila sa akin ng issues ng friends nila, and I see it naman na...[I don't go saying] 'They shouldn’t do this, they shouldn’t do that.'
"Open lang ako. I'm still in a relationship that's continuing to grow.
"At least malaman nila, 'Ah okay, hindi naman mukhang judgmental itong nanay ko o tatay ko. Baka puwede naman ako magsabi naman sa kanya someday.'"