What Katrina Halili tells daughter Katie whenever she asks for an expensive toy?

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Katrina Halili and Katie, her daughter with Kris Lawrence.


It you want your message to get through your children, Katrina Halili said do not overdo it.

During her PEPtalk shoot, she advised fellow moms, "Kunwari, sinabihan mo siya ng, 'Don??t do it,' huwag daw paulit-ulit kasi parang aanohin ka ng bata.

"Dedmahan mo na lang 'tapos titigil din siya.

"Saka i-explain sa kanya."

You also have to get to know your kid.

In Katrina's case, she saw a lot of her childhood antics through Katie so she could predict her daughter??s motives.

Most of the time, her motive has been to keep her mother??s attention glued on her.

Katrina related, ??Marunong mag-arte, e. Makikita mo, drama talaga!

"Ang galing niya umarte kasi talagang nag-emote siya nang todo-todo. May pahiga-higa sa sahig pa.

"Mapapaniwala ka niya kasi talagang akala ko mahihimatay na siya.

"Noong una, nakakatakot kahit alam ko na, 'Ay, alam ko arte lang ito kasi dati ganyan ako.'

"Pero nakukuha pa rin ako kasi naawa ako sa itsura."

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"Kung anong magkakasya do'n, iyon na iyon."

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For Katrina, she had to adjust over time.

"Dati, bihira lang naman.

"Nagkaroon siya ng gusto sa Peppa Pig. Binili ko sa kanya kasi iyon lang naman ang gusto niya.

"Aba, maya-maya, gusto ng Pororo, gusto na ng ganito.

"Ewan ko ba diyan sa mga Internet na iyan, na-YouTube pa itong Pororo Bus. Ang mahal-mahal, sa Korea pa!"

To be specific, Katie wanted the Pororo School Bus toy, which can only be bought in Korea.

Pororo is the lead character of the equally-popular Korean computer-animated children show, Pororo The Little Penguin.

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The toy costs around PHP 8,000.

Katrina felt the need then to say, "Sandali, a. Sandali lang."

However, "Wala rin kasi siyang kalaro sa bahay, kaya minsan binibigay ko iyong gusto niyang character."

So she and her daughter had to arrive at a compromise.

"'Katie, you want for your birthday, I will buy you?'

"Sabi ko, 'Mama don??t have money, I have to work for it. You wait on your birthday.'

"Sabi niya, 'Okay, Mama work first? Mama work first, then buy Pororo Bus?'

"Sabi ko, 'Yes, Katie. You wait for your birthday.'

"Alam na niya na gano??n. Nag-aantay naman din siya."


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