Why Marian Rivera excludes spanking when disciplining Baby Zia

by Anj Sampayan
Jul 31, 2017
Marian Rivera on husband Dingdong Dantes and Baby Zia's closeness: "Sobrang gusto ko pa nga na yung atensiyon niya na kay Zia, nakikita ko kung gaano siya kabuting tatay."

The unica hija of Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes is growing up to be "cariñosa" and smart.

Turning two on November 23, Baby Zia already knows how to make "lambing" and say "I love you, mama."

But, like any toddler, she can be quite mischievous at times.

How does Marian handle it?

"Kapag may mali siya, sinasabi namin sa kanya," she said during her launch as the ambassador of Snow Crystal White Tomato.

"Ewan ko, kapag makikita niyo yung anak ko kapag kinakausap ko, mabilis siyang umintindi.

"Kapag sinabi kong hindi, hindi."

The Kapuso actress then jested, "At saka maldita yung nanay, matakot siya."


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But spanking is not part of her child-discipline method, "Siguro kapag lumaki, may kasalanan, kausapin pero hindi talaga. O kurutin sa singit."

Marian explained, "Paano ko papaluin yung anak ko kung hindi pa siya totoong nakakaintindi ng mga sitwasyon?

"Hintayin ko siguro lumaki, kasi sa ngayon, unfair naman sa anak ko kung papagalitan ko, papaluin ko e hindi niya pa naiintindihan.

"Kahit sabihin kong, ‘Anak, ganito,’ kawawa naman kung papaluin mo.

"Siguro kung nakakaintindi na siya ng sitwasyon, di mo naman kailangan paluin.

"Depende, pero pinag-usapan naming mag-asawa, parang wala pa kami sa ganoon, e."


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How does she manage her time for Zia now that she is taping for Super Ma'am, her next primetime series?

"Umiiyak talaga ako kasi nami-miss ko ang anak ko."

Hence, whenever she has free time, she makes their mother-daughter bonding extra memorable.

"Katulad ngayon, punta kami sa mall, magra-rides kami.

"Sabi ko, 'Anak, magwo-work muna si mama, ha?'"

Baby Zia answered, "‘Mall? Okay.’"

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Does she get jealous of her daughter's closeness to her father, Dingdong Dantes?

"Walang dahilan para pagselosan ko yung anak ko.

"Diyusko, dugo’t laman ko yun, di ba?

"Sobrang gusto ko pa nga na yung atensiyon niya na kay Zia, nakikita ko kung gaano siya kabuting tatay, okay ako dun."

She ended, "Gustung-gusto ko kasi yung ginagawa kong pagiging nanay."

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Marian Rivera on husband Dingdong Dantes and Baby Zia's closeness: "Sobrang gusto ko pa nga na yung atensiyon niya na kay Zia, nakikita ko kung gaano siya kabuting tatay."
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