Recently, Ruffa Gutierrez unashamedly confessed that she will not follow in the footsteps of her mother Annabelle Rama in raising her kids. She expressed that she would not want to be a “terror
mom” to her daughters with Yilmaz Bektas, Lorin and Venice.
In a previous interview with PUSH, Ruffa narrated:
“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.’”
But being a more lenient mother doesn’t mean she’s going to let her daughters do whatever they want. She also makes sure to remind her oldest daughter, Lorin, to become a good example to other people.
“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.”
In the advent of modern smartphones, as a mother, Ruffa makes sure to let her children make the most out of their teenage years.
“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.”
Ruffa trusts her girls very well, that’s why she’s more than confident that they will bloom as intelligent, beautiful, and responsible individuals.
“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.”
What are your thoughts on Ruffa Gutierrez’ statements? Do you think this kind of parenting would fit her daughters? Don’t forget to drop your thoughts in the comments section below!