Just right after Mother’s Day and the national elections, Pinoy Big Brother host Bianca Gonzalez posted a photo on Instagram with a lengthy caption that encapsulated her thoughts and opinions on what has been happening and how it is to be a parent during these times.
“Ang hirap maging magulang. Ito pala pakiramdam ng magulang natin nung tayo ang pinapalaki nila sa nagbabagong mundo,” she shares.
Bianca is a mother of two young girls who were born in the time where everything is going digital. She worries about raising her two daughters in an environment wherein disinformation is rampant.
“Habang tinitingnan ko ang aming mga anak, nag-aalala ako sa mundo ng teknolohiya at disinformation na kalalakihan nila. Paano kaya namin sila matuturuan ng kung ano ang tama at mali, na maging matatag sa kanilang prinsipyo kahit na minsa'y magiging mas mahirap piliin, na matutong makinig, rumespeto at maging bukas sa ibang paniniwala pero wag bibitawan na ang tama ang tama at ang mali ay mali,” she confessed.
The 39-year-old host shared more of her worries as a parent. She expressed her concern on how she will be teaching her children the lessons on accountability and how everything shouldn’t always be positive as life also has some negative aspects to it.
She acknowledged that her children will have the privilege that other children won’t have and she took it upon herself to make sure her two daughters use the privilege well; that her children have an even bigger responsibility to make sure to be as empathetic as possible to other people.
Many of her followers related to her with some sharing their tips on how they’re currently dealing with their respective children.
“Wala pa akong mga sagot sa tanong na ito, pero kapag nakikita ko ang aming mga anak, alam kong kailangan naming gawin ang lahat para mapalaki sila na puno ng pag-asa at mulat sa mundo, maganda man o hindi ang pinapakita nito. At sila ang dahilan kung bakit patuloy kaming naghahangad ng mabuting kinabukasan,” she concluded.