Judy Ann Santos reveals her struggle with parenting pre-teens

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Judy Ann Santos on motherhood: "It's the reality that I've been wanting for the longest time since I was a child... Just looking at my children, it makes me happy."


"I think I am at my happiest."

"Simply because kumpleto na ako sa kabuuan—as a woman, and as a person."

That's how Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo describes her life now.

More than finding fulfillment from the success of her showbiz career, the TV host and actress takes more pride in nurturing her beautiful family.

Juday and hubby Ryan Agoncillo raised three adorable and smart chikitings: Yohan, 12, Lucho, 6, and Luna, 1.

The actress adopted Yohan when she was only two years old.

The celebrity gushed, "It's the reality that I've been wanting for the longest time since I was a child... 

"Just looking at my children makes me happy."

Judy Ann Santos and her three children grace the covers of Good Housekeeping's May 2017 issue.


In the same issue, she admitted the unique parenting issues that she and her husband had to go through for each of their children.

While rearing Lucho and Luna seemed to be more manageable, Juday reveals that watching Yohan's transition to adolescence proved to be the toughest hurdle.

The celebrity kid recently graduated from grade school and turned out to be a competitive swimmer.

Talking about Yohan, she told Good Housekeeping, "Parang gusto niya i-fast forward yung buhay niya na maging dalaga na siya."

"When you have pala a child that age, there's this extra effort... na same wavelength kayo dapat.

"Kasi you want her to be honest with you, you want her to be comfortable telling her secrets."

The 39-year-old actress revealed, "Siyempre may mga moments na nagca-clash kami, but I have to remind myself na, "'Hoy Juday, umo-OA [over-acting] ka na.'

"Iniisip ko na lang, proseso naman yun [pagdadalaga]."

Although she has to learn more things as the days go by, the celebrity mom noted that she's more confident and relaxed when it comes to handling her kids.

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To read more about Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo and her kids Yohan, Lucho, and Luna, grab a copy of Good Housekeeping magazine May 2017 issue.


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