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
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
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
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.
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….
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
Wangai Akin Stranger Danger is an enlightenment campaign aimed at teaching children what they need to watch out for in their interaction with strangers. No matter how much we as parents want to shield our kids or wards, they must
Wangai Akin Stranger Danger is an enlightenment campaign targeted at children about thepotential danger posed by strangers who may approach them. We should teach children to be aware of dangerous situations and how to react. This is not just about
Mikel Obi’s Russian wife, Olga Allegra shared a video of their twin daughters playing in a bush and advised parents to let their children play outside as much as possible instead of buying them iPads and iPhones. Olga, who has a
Ireyimika Oyegbami There is a popular saying about how one is never too old to learn new things; nonetheless there are age appropriate skills and values which one ought to learn at the right period. As parents to young kids,