ruffa_gutierrez_kids_tips.jpgBeing a single mom isn’t the easiest job in the world, but beauty queen Ruffa Gutierrez always exerts her best efforts when it comes to raising her two daughters, Venice and Lorin. No matter what challenges lie ahead—especially with estranged husband Yilmaz Bektas wanting another custody battle—Ruffa remains firm in her stand to protect her kids.

Who better to ask for parenting advice than this strong-willed mom? Scroll through the gallery below to find out what tips Ruffa has for keeping your children happy and healthy as they grow up.

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(First published in Good Housekeeping, Good Family section as “10 Secrets to Raising Happy, Healthy Kids” in May 2007; photo courtesy of; adapted for use in Female Network)

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