The word "saway" is defined in the Tagalog-English Dictionary as an "act of prohibiting or forbidding." Pasaway would therefore have the connotation, rather than a definition, of someone seeking attention to be prohibited or reprimanded about a wide range of reasons. Check out the slide show below for some practical tips improving your children’s negative behavior.
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(First published in Good Housekeeping Magazine, Good Family section as "Pasaway!" in March 2010; adapted for use in Female Network. Photo by roxinasz via sxc.hu.)