Category Pre-teen & Teens

Women’s Issues: Binge Drinking As A Teen Linked To Type 2 Diabetes Later In Life

A new European study has found that binge drinking starting in adolescence is linked to an important risk factor for type 2 diabetes in women later in life. The study, carried out by Umea University, Sweden, is the first to

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New Study Links Absenteeism Among Secondary School Students To Early Start Of Classes

A new study finds that earlier high school resumption times can have significant adverse consequences for students, including increased rates of tardiness and absenteeism. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that high schools begin class after 8:30 a.m., but we

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Teens Taking Oral Contraceptive At Increased Risk Of Depressive Symptoms- Research

Ever since birth control pills became available, researchers have been trying to understand the link between its use and moods. A new study led by investigators at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) and Leiden University

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Marlian Cult: The Troubling New Trend Among Girls In Secondary Schools

The whole idea of the ‘Marlian’ movement is informed by Nigerian Afro-pop singer Naira Marley who has gained quite a following among the regular and elite music lovers in Nigeria. Known for his lewd lyrics, imagery and even trouble with

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19-Year-Old Female Blogger, Priscilla Emasoga Goes Viral As She Gifts Her Parents With Two Cars

A 19-year-old Nigerian girl, Priscilla Emasoga, alleged to be an Internet entrepreneur is going viral. The teenager who bought 2 automobiles – Lexus car and Toyota Rav 4 for her parents, took to her Facebook timeline to share her good

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How UK-Based Nigerian Mom, Adetutu Balogun Dealt With Son For Disobedience Is Hilarious

A UK-based Nigerian mom, Adetutu Balogun took to Instagram to share a hilarious way she dealt with her son who disobeyed a laid down rule. Like many moms who were different hats from time to time, the gadget happy mom

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12 Signs That Your Child Has a Healthy Self Esteem

Ineh Olisah We often focus on signs that a child’s self esteem is at the lowest. So just for once, let’s talk about making sure that your child’s self esteem is in top shape just in case you are in

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Simple Tips on How to Boost Your Child’s Immune System (Part One)

Matthew Imerhion You’ve probably heard countless times that the immune system is a network of cells, tissues, and organs working together to defend the body against the several harmful microorganisms like bacteria and viruses, encountered on a daily basis which

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Twelve Questions Your Teenager Child Is Reluctant To Ask You But Should

Mark Wealth Twelve questions from the mind of inquisitive teenagers. They won’t feel comfortable about asking these questions especially if you’ve been overly restrictive in your style of parenting. Do you have appropriate answers to these questions that are very

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7 Signs Your Child is Sexually Active

For most parents, sexual education with a teen is a very awkward topic to broach, yet we cringe at the though of our child actually having sex. It’s important to note that at puberty, curiosity about sex is perfectly normal

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6 Ways to Promote Kids’ Healthy Eating Habits

Every parent’s dream is to raise healthy children. We all know at the end of the day, what we eat makes up who we are. When it comes to children, especially toddlers, getting them to eat right and healthy can

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6 Ways To Teach Your Kids Not To Take Everything For Granted in an Entitled World

In this present day and age, some children tend to be entitled to almost everything, up to the point where they don’t have to work for a lot of things and they end up taking things for granted. Some other

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What Your Teen Needs to Know About Sex

The teen years is a crucial stage in a child’s life. These are the years that determine what type of people they become based on the decisions they make. These are also the years when they may become sexually active

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9 Basic Life Skills Your Teenager Should Learn

As parents, you undoubtedly love your child and want the best for them. But sometimes in giving them the best, we tend to pamper them too much and  unknowingly shield them from the chance to learn important life skills. These are

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5 Simple Ways To Help A Stammering Child

It can be difficult to understand how to help a child who stammers or where to find information that can be useful to alleviating their distress. Some children naturally outgrow it, however, others carry on, causing great worry to their

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8 Ways to Groom Your Child’s Spatial Skills

Research suggests that spatial ability is an important predictor of achievement in science, technology, engineering, aviation, creative arts and mathematics, and may also improve aptitude in reading, especially comprehension. It entails the ability to visualize spatial patterns and mentally manipulate

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5 Ways to Improve Your Child’s Water Intake

Eyinade Eweje Helping your child acquire a taste for water is not only essential for optimal nutrition, it is crucial to ensuring lost body fluids are continually replenished and your child’s brain stays properly hydrated to ensure better cognitive function.

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8 Superfoods That Boost Your Child’s Brain Power

Eyinade Eweje Did you know including certain foods in your child’s diet can boost their brain power and contribute to doing better at school? See top 8 foods your child really needs in this regard… 1. Oily fish. These are

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Puberty Education: What to Tell Your Pre-teen & Teenager About Their Changing Body

Ololade Hector- Fowobaje Talking to your child about puberty as part of a comprehensive sexual education is crucial to helping them understand the changes their body is undergoing better. Find key things you should discuss below… Start With the Basics

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5 Ways You Probably Didn’t Know Sugar Can Harm Your Child

Dolapo Marinho With our ever increasing knowledge of the effects of added sugar to our diets, many of us are doing all we can to avoid consuming too much of the sweet stuff.  Excess sugar can harm the body in

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Nosebleeds in Children: Causes & What to Do

Eyinade Eweje Though a nosebleed, also called epistaxis, may get you very worried and racing off to your child’s doctor immediately, it is often harmless and can be treated at home. Your child may experience it while asleep, resting or

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Learning Disability: 10 Signs Your Child is Suffering from Dyslexia

Mark Wealth Dyslexia is a learning dysfunction that affects a child’s reading and writing ability. Children with dyslexia are often seen as dumb, lazy and stubborn. Many dyslexic adults on the other hand are highly creative and successful in their

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Suspect Your Teenage Son Could Be Watching Porn? Here’s What to Do

Ololade Hector-Fowobaje The onset of puberty brings drastic changes in the life of teenage boys. Their hormone levels spike, their bodies go through many changes signalling a transition from boyhood to manhood, and their curiosity about sex and sexuality accelerates.

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What to Tell Your Daughter Before & After She Starts Menstruating

Ololade Hector-Fowobaje Menstruation is about the most significant event in adolescence as far as a girl is concerned, yet majority of girls are left chronically ignorant of what it entails. Here’s how to educate your pre-teen daughter before and after

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10 Sure-fire Ways to Make Your Child a Good Reader

Studies have shown that the primary indicator of your child’s reading success is the number of hours you spend reading aloud to him or her. Even though schools teach reading and writing, the home is the first and best place

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