How the Internet strengthens family ties at home and beyond
The Internet is an indispensable tool in Patricia’s life. “I believe that Internet access opens opportunities for people like me who want to have very full lives. I save time because I no longer have to go to many different places to do my work; I just need my home office and my Internet connection. People like me are accomplishing a lot more now thanks to better Internet access,” Patricia declares.
Particularly women like herself, Patricia adds. She encourages mothers to become Internet-savvy, as it has helped enhance her relationship with her sons Vicente and Paul. “I am able to teach my kids and keep the learning environment at home a lot more interesting because of Internet access,” she says.
The Internet is also especially important for their scattered family: Patricia’s father is in South Africa; her mother and siblings are across Canada; and Vince’s family is in different parts of California. By necessity, the Internet “…is part of our growing as a family and bonding with our loved ones. In fact, it's what can enhance that family bond experience, especially for those whose families are across the world.”
Bonding, made better with the Internet
Closer to home, she and Vince have major bonding activities that require the Internet: maintaining their golf website Mulligang.com, streaming the movies they watch, and learning together via instructional videos. “Sometimes, even when he’s traveling, he’ll call me and ask me to look at a video of an amazing shot,” she says.
Their kids watch soccer videos—and even clips of Daddy when he was in the PBA! It’s a unique bonding experience that is enhanced when Vince shares with them the cartoons he loved as a child—now available on the Internet.
“I think Fibr is one of my biggest weapons,” Patricia muses. “There's no need to sit around and wait for things to download or to buffer. Also, if you want to be able to communicate better with your children, improve how you teach them at home, and explain to them how life is, it's better to have a continuous stream of information which you can get when you have the most powerful broadband connection.”
The internet is part of our growing as a family and bonding with our loved ones. In fact, it's what can enhance that family bond experience, especially for those whose families are across the world.