Ruffa Gutierrez admits she tries to be ‘millennial’ about raising her daughters.
Ruffa Gutierrez made it clear during the photo shoot for her daughter Lorin's cosmetics brand endorsement that she won't raise her kids the way her mom Annabelle Rama did with her. Ruffa explained that she already knows how her children would turn out if she did— especially when it comes to dealing with boys—so she is taking a different route.
"I don't want to be an Anabelle Rama because I know how it feels like to have a terror mom na pag-holding hands ko pa lang dati talagang ‘ahhh’ nagtataray-taray na siya dun sa set, right? So I believe that the kids naman now are more well-educated in the sense na they're given all of the facts na, ‘O, ito ang mga dapat mong gawin, ito ang mga do's and don'ts. Nasasayo na 'yun kung ano ang gusto mong gawin,’" she said.
"All I always tell Lorin is be a God-fearing individual. Be positive. Be an inspiration to others. Be a role model. Kasi in this day and age, it's such a scary world to grow up in now. Back in the day, I enjoyed my childhood. Wala pa tayong telephones, wala pa tayong social media. Now everyone's on their phones. You don't get to converse with other people so I always tell her enjoy what's left of your childhood. Having responsibilities like me, 'di mo na ma-eenjoy 'yun eh. So enjoy mo na 'yung pagiging teenager mo. Kung may mag-ask sa 'yo, kung may magbigay sa'yo ng flowers, 'wag kang ma-excite kasi it will be the first sa hundreds na magbibigay sa'yo ng flowers. 'Wag kang ma-excite sa macaroons at sa flowers," she added.
Ruffa also admitted that she does her best to be as "millennial" as possible in raising her daughters Lorin and Venice.
"Well, I have to go with the flow and try to be as millennial as possible. Buti na lang I have a big family and hindi naman kami super Tito and Tita ang upbringing so you just have to be a cool mom. And I think Lorin and Venice, you know they grew up smart and alam kong di nila ako bibiguin," she said.