Yasmien Kurdi has tactic to prevent daughter from wanting so many toys

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Yasmien Kurdi and her daughter Ayesha (left) bond through watching movies.


Yasmien Kurdi believes that communication plays crucial when disciplining your kids.

The 27-year-old Sa Piling ni Nanay star and her husband Rey Soldevilla have a daughter named Ayesha Zara, which means "bright flower" in Hindi.

In a sit-down interview with PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal), Yasmien said, "Every time you discipline, kailangan may katumbas na explanation.

"Kailangan mo i-explain lahat, 'Kasi kung anong mas nakakabuti sa iyo, kaya kita pinagsasabihan,' mga gano'n."

She also discouraged the use of the word "no."

"Hindi puro 'No!' Huwag laging galit. Madadala ng bata iyan.

"Kung anong ginagawa mo sa kanya, gagawin niya iyon sa playmates niya. So ingat din."

Understanding why the child misbehaved in the first place can help shape your approach.

She continued, "Hindi lahat ng masamang ugali ng bata, ibig sabihin masama. Merong katumbas.

"Naiintindihan ko naman kapag inaantok iyong bata, talagang nagwawala. Ibig sabihin, kailangan mo talaga patulugin.

"Kailangan talaga intindihan mo iyong language nila."

Another thing she teaches Ayesha is to be mindful of the number of toys she owns.

The celebrity mom told PEP, "Hindi puwedeng forever ang dami-daming mong toys 'tapos sisirain mo lang siya. Iyong mga manika, magkano siya, pupugutan mo lang ng ulo.

"Mahirap naman iyong gano'n. Ang pera kasi pinaghihirapan iyon."

Ayesha would only have the opportunity to ask for a toy when she performed well in school.

But Yasmien was glad that her daughter often asked to watch a movie instead of a toy.

To control Ayesha's need for toys, Yasmien had provided her daughter a big box where she can keep them.

"So meron akong isang malaking box. Kung anong magkakasya do'n, iyon na iyon.

"Iyong mga old toys, ipapamigay mo sa ibang [kid] na walang toys."

It was also clever tactic to teach Yasmien's four-year-old daughter take care of her belongings and the clutter around their condo unit.

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