I am thankful to Mommy Mundo's Jing Lejano for taking the time to write a piece about the book. Mommy Mundo is a great resource for parents in the Philippines, providing extensive information about events, publications, promos and other significant happenings to support Moms in providing care to their children. It is currently made up of a community of more than 100,000 moms.
She writes, "Reading Candice Cipullo’s “Kaya Mong Maging Super Yaya!” feels like talking to a fellow mom who knows exactly what I am going through. She talks about the qualities of a good yaya, the various development needs of children, the importance of discipline, and the elements of good nutrition in a manner that’s understandable and digestible."
Going through each chapter of the Kaya Mong Maging Super Yaya book, she particularly highlights the chapter on discipline : "And here, Cipullo approaches the subject with much sensitivity, acknowledging the truth that some of us may have grown up with corporal punishment while opening our eyes to the fact that such a form of discipline has long-term effects on positive self-concept and self-esteem. The chapter clearly states why discipline is important among children and how one actually goes about enforcing it. Cipullo even shares a Discipline Plan, wherein yaya gets to be part of."
In closing, she assesses the readability of the book : "Whenever the topic calls for it, there are graphs, charts, and illustrations. Plus, the size of the font is bigger than most books, making this guide very reader-friendly. Busy moms would appreciate how succinct the tips are, and how approachable the manner by which they were written. Yayas would love how the guidelines are given in a friendly voice, and how the book in totality encourages them to become better versions of themselves".