Category parenting tips

How To Raise Children Without a Wrong Sense of Entitlement

Adesua Iyoyojie Entitlement means the right to have something. Yes, as parents we owe our children certain things like love, care and support but we do not owe them everything. When we over indulge our children, they can grow into adults

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12 Powerful Phrases That Can Set Your Child on a Positive Path

ADESUA IYOYOJIE Words are very powerful for they can make, break, destroy or set anyone a positive path. The words you tell you tell your children constantly stick with them for life. When I was a child, my mother often said

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Busting The Myths: What Makes A Child Smart And What Doesn’t

Ireyimika Oyegbami In recent times, focus has shifted to the smart brains. We are encouraged to work smarter and also to have smart kids! It is therefore not surprising that a lot has been said about what makes a child

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10 Things You Ought to Say to Your Child Often

Moyin Kalu As your children mature in age, one of the most effective and strategic tools you can often use to parent your child effectively is communicating in a positive way. What you often say to your child becomes their

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How To Raise Your Child With Good Social Etiquette

By Chiomah Momah It is delightful to meet a young child who is courteous, cultured and with fine manners. It can also be quite embarrassing when the child with poor manners happen to be yours. To ensure that our children

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15 Important Items Every Parent Should Have in Their Car On a Road Trip

Taking your kids out for a ride can be a handful. Children are always either restless, hungry or in need of something they ‘forgot’. In order to be ready to handle any ‘normal’ situation that may arise on a road

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Activities That Can Damage Your Baby’s Delicate Brain

Ireyimika Oyegbami Brain damage is said to occur when an injury causes the destruction of human brain cells. In babies, it is commonly caused by a lack of oxygen to the brain. It is pertinent to point out however, that

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10 Ways To Save Your Child From The Dangers Of Low Self-Esteem

Low self esteem has the potentials to wreck a life as it manifests in different pathetic forms. “From drug overdoses to remaining with a murderously abusive spouse to suicide.  However, the most frequent consequences of low self-esteem are more subtle. 

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5 Things Teachers Wish Parents Knew

By Jessica Lahey Your child at home could be a slightly different human in the classroom away from the overtly protective arms and peering eyes of their parents. Here a few things your child’s teachers may want you to know….

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How Safe Are Your Kids on School Excursions?

School excursions are well-planned curriculum-related activities that aim to maximise students’ learning experiences. Many schools in Nigeria engage in school excursions and parents have to cough out fees to pay for them. But how safe are your kids on school

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Parents Beware! Nigerian Mom Recounts How Smart Nanny Saved Her Kids From Kidnap Attempt

Majority of kids in Nigeria are on mid term break, and most times they have nothing to do but stay home in the care of a nanny while parents go about their daily activities. Some unwholesome elements try to take

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9 Reasons Strong-willed Children Are Amazing

A strong-willed child is one who stands by what he/she feels is right and will not change his stance easily. This is definitely a good thing when you think of peer pressure that led many kids into doing the wrong

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5 Ways To Build A Positive Home For Your Children

Mark Wealth A child’s experiences at home is a major influence on the path they take in life and the kind of person they grow up to become. Although some end up deviating from the values they have been raised

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7 Parenting Lessons Parents Are Likely to Overlook

Doesn’t every parent want to see that their parenting seeds produce fruitful trees? I mean, it’s not just about giving birth to children, but deriving joy from those children through their relationships with you and with the world around them.

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10 Principles of Healthy Snacking All Parents Should Live By

Mark Wealth It’s a noble and exciting thing to teach your children healthy lifestyle. Their eating habits are very important to their growth and development. Based on this we have taken our time to put together a number of principles

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Guildelines On Choosing a Bed For Your Toddler

Mark Wealth When your baby is about a year, he starts becoming a toddler. This is about the time you should help him transit from a crib or your bed to his own bed. Are there guidelines to choosing a

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8 Ways To Curb Obesity In Children

By Chiomah Momah Despite the fact that childhood obesity has reached an alarming proportion, some parents with obese kids have chosen to live in denial. This is fueled by ignorance and the ever busy parent who feels the need to

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15 Keys to Boost Your Child’s Self-Confidence (Part Two)

Adesua Iyoyojie A positive sense of self is one of the greatest gifts you can give your child. In Part One of this topic, we discussed ways to help your child increase their self confidence. Children with high self-esteem feel loved

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15 Keys to Boost Your Child’s Self-Confidence (Part One)

Adesua Iyoyojie My son had a problem interacting with other kids. He said because they were better than him. It affected him academically, to this extent his grades were falling. His self-confidence was at an all time low. Upon investigation

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“Teach your kids respect”- Nollywood Actor Seun Jimoh Shares Valuable Parental Advice

One of the fast-rising Nollywood Yorub actors, Seun Sean Jimoh, has taken to Instagram to share some valuable advice on parenting. According to the father of one, parents should teach their sons to respect women, and also teach their daughters how to respect and

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Good or Bad? Find Out What Attributes Your Kids Are Picking From You

When we use the word attributes it means the characteristics, what entirely makes up a person; they can be bad or good, most times born out of bad habit that isn’t curbed over time . This is why it is

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8 Parenting Tips to Help You Understand Your Introverted Child Better

Adesua Iyoyojie As Africans, we read meanings into everything and fidget about a lot of things, especially if it concerns our children’s emotional, psychology, physical, mental development or issues we do not understand. We expect our child to act the

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Why Parents Need to Curb Unhealthy Sibling Rivalry: Mama’s Story

Adesua Iyoyojie I was a daddy’s girl when I was a teenager, I travelled on several occasions with him. One time we went for the burial ceremony of his colleague’s mother, and then I witnessed a bitter exchange amongst adult siblings.

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Are You Over-parenting? 4 Tell-tale Signs You Are

 Mark Wealth There is no doubt that parents ought to be involved in their children’s lives. When it is however overdone, it can be to the detriment of the child’s growth and development. It is called overparenting. Most parents have

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How My Addiction to Social Media Almost Ruined My Son’s Life

Adesua Iyoyojie They say too much  of everything is bad, but not to the extent of losing a life. An acquaintance lost her 2 year old son to electric shock – she was catching up with her favorite Indian soap

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