Category Raising & Training

Just For Sons: 10 Things To Teach Your Boy Before Becoming A Man

I found this interesting article about raising sons by Holly Pevzner, read it, chose the ones I liked from her long list and decided to share it with you. 1. Learn to cook and clean and wash those stinky clothes.

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How Cool Dads Bond With Their Kids

Studies have shown that an involved father is also crucial to the healthy development of the child. Times are changing from when the roles of the father was strictly limited to providing and disciplining to more nurturing, caring and mentoring

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9 Things You Should Stop Doing With Your Kids

By Jeff Stephens We often talk about things we should do with our kids, and they are many. The list is inexhaustible. In the same vein, are there habits parents need to refrain from that can be harmful to children

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Firm Parenting: Calling The Shots Without Spanking

It’s normal to often see a child test boundaries when they are focused on pushing their demands through. Parents on the other hand, will just have to make sure they put their foot down on set rules and instructions. “When

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Making The Most Of A Step Children Situation

The issue of step children most certainly, has come to stay both home and abroad. How the parties involved handle the situation in order to make the most of it, becomes the bone of contention. Continue reading….. According to the Guardian Post;

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10 Ways To Make Your Child Outstanding In Class and Life

Funke Eweje No parent wants a ninny for a child. As parents, we desire to have intelligent and gifted children who outdo our own achievement at each developmental milestone and make us proud and fulfilled parents in the future. Since

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10 Ways To Raise A Grateful Child By Homa Tavangar

Raising a grateful child comes with plenty of benefits on an emotional and psychological level. Studies have shown that grateful kids are happy, less depressed, and show more success in school work and are less envious and materialistic. Homa Tavangar shares

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7 Damaging Things Parents Do

 As a parent myself, I’ve learned that all the wisdom and love in the world doesn’t necessarily protect you from parenting in ways that hold your children back from thriving, gaining independence and becoming the leaders they have the potential

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Household Chores: Giving Your Kids Little Responsibilities

Giving children little responsibilities in the home can help a great deal. Getting your kids to help out is a way of engaging them in the home. Assign little  chores to keep the children excited and to develop the habit

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6 Signs Your Baby Is Ready For Solids

Ireyimika Oyegbami Mothers are encouraged to breastfeed their babies exclusively without for 6 months. While some are able to achieve this, others either include formula feeds or simply formula feed their babies all the way. Breast-milk and formula provide all

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9 Basic Life Skills You Should Be Teaching Your 3 – 5 Year-Old

Young children are quite impressionable and often eager to learn and try new things. That’s why you should make the most use of their early years to lay the proper foundation to prepare them adequately for the life ahead. Here

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How To Discover & Promote Your Child’s Skills & Talents

Toyin Osaigbovo When one reads about child prodigies, one wonders how they are able to achieve the feat. They are not magicians neither are they more special than your children. They have only been able to discover those special skills

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7 Common Reasons Kids Lie & What To Do

Matthew Imerhion Did you know research shows that about 96% of all children lie frequently at home? Don’t be quick to think your child’s the worst of the lot or absolve him of this wrongdoing. Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker, an author,

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See Why Nigerian Mum Based In The US Lost Children’s Custody To Government

A US-based Nigerian victim of domestic abuse has lost custody of her children after her daughter reported that she hit her to the cops. Sharing her plight via Humans of New York Instagram page, the single mum cried out for

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Sure-fire Ways to Make Your Child Money Smart (Part 2)

Matthew Imerhion If you missed the first part, read here. Find more gold nuggets to help your child get the right head start and perspective about money… Nugget #7: Free To Decide From age 7, teach your child to make

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8 Sure-fire Ways To Empower Your Daughters

Eyinade Eweje It’s a man’s world, therefore, to empower your girl-child to grow into an independent and outstanding woman who is able to hold her own, it’s important to painstakingly start laying the right foundation now. Don’t leave anything to

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How To Make Your ‘Aje-butter’ Child Streetwise (Part 2)

Oluwatoyin Osaigbovo Continued from Part 1. House chores Let your child carry out chores such as sweeping, washing of clothes and plates, cooking and cleaning. You will need to take drastic measures and dedicate time to ensure that your child

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8 Key Ways To Raise A Well-Rounded Child

Ndidi Adekunle All and sundry will agree that what constitutes a well-rounded child for Dick (or Dorothy) is very likely to be different from Harry’s (or Harriet’s) idea. That said, a balanced, well-rounded young child is happy with himself, with

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5 Ways To Help Your Adolescents Adjust To A Change Of Environment.

Moving to a new neighbourhood, town, or country can be challenging for children, especially teenagers. Since they are already going through rapid physical changes and have neither the resilience nor experience of adults, they may have a hard time adjusting

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5 Ways You Are Praising Your Child Incorrectly And How It Can Backfire

Praising a child moderately can boost your child’s self-confidence and encourage him to do more. However, praising children a little more than moderately or even too much has the opposite effect. The child becomes less motivated and is not eager

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5 Signs Your Child Is Not happy At School And What To Do

Sometimes, when children feel pressured or intimidated at school or they have not adjusted to staying too long away from home, they become unhappy. However, parents may not be able to tell if their children are not happy at school.

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Parents Beware! How Much Do You Know About Those Video Games Your Kids Play?

Ololade Hector-Fowobaje In this 21st century, parents are faced with modern issues that were totally unheard of about 40 years ago. Long gone, it seems, are the days of innocent childhoods. A woman stumbled on a game her pre-teen children

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5 Ways Your Kids Can Learn From their Mistakes

Are you guilty of constantly shielding your children from making mistakes? Though it may be unnerving to deliberately allow them make mistakes in view of the consequences they will likely suffer, except their decisions or actions portends dire physical danger,

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8 Practical Ways To Handle Sibling Rivalry

 By Ololade Hector-Majekodunmi While in my third year in secondary school 29 years ago, I was walking home with my best friend Lara, when we met her cousin Tise who stopped to say hello. As we chatted, Tise’s elder sister,

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5 Early Signs Your Child May Be Academically Gifted

Eyinade Eweje A lot of children have unique gifts or abilities which if spotted early and properly harnessed may take them places their parents never imagined. For some, it’s their exceptional academic ability. However, these children may fail to attain

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