Jackie Lou Blanco reveals the real deal about being a mom to young adults

Apr 17, 2016
Jackie Lou Blanco is a mom to the three not-so-little kids (L-R) Ken, Rik, and Ara.

Kids don't stay little forever, every mother who has a teen or a young adult knows this.

But even if her children become adults, mothers will always remain mothers.

For Jackie Lou Blanco, this is the universal truth.

She has three kids: Ken, 27, Rik, 23, and Ara, 18.

At the brief sit-down chat with the actress, Jackie Lou related to PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) the difference between being a mom to three young adults and being a mom to three kids.

"I think as kids kasi, mas aalagain sila. As adults, still, tututukan mo still. You never stop being a parent no matter how old your children are, but it’s just nice at this stage kasi para kami barkada, so I can tell them anything, they can also tell me anything."

On the actress's personal Instagram account, most photos show bonding moments with her kids.

"I’m happy and blessed that my children are open sa akin, and we can talk about anything under the sun.

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"About their crushes, about their problems, about anything which is nice because that’s an opportunity for a parent to be able to say what they feel and to guide them."

But she underlined that guiding them didn't mean giving them specific instructions, "From experience, you can tell them what you think, they will ask you, and you tell them what you think about something. But at the end of the day, they will decide what to do."

Jackie Lou sees parenting at this stage as giving her kids her all-out support.

"As parents, you just need to be there if they make a mistake and just be there to support them. I’ve been through that with my mom, so I know.

"You cannot, ‘sige, sige.’ You just tell them, 'This is what I think, sige gawin mo pa rin ang gusto mo, but there are consequences and I’ll be here to help you.

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"But, you know, that’s how it is."

As a parent it is also important to know your kid's current mindset.

"I think that’s why it’s important to know where your children are, as far as what they think, how they feel.

"Kasi sometimes, even if they don’t tell you, you know.

"So importante the lines of communication are always open, especially now at this age."

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Jackie Lou Blanco is a mom to the three not-so-little kids (L-R) Ken, Rik, and Ara.
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