Category Pre-teen & Teens

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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How to Reduce Your Child’s Screen Time

You probably already know that too much screen time is bad for kids. However, like many parents, you perhaps aren’t sure how to curb your child’s excessive TV, phone, ipad, video game and computer use. Amy Morin shares 9 tips to steer

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How to Help Your Growing Son Understand His Erections

Ololade Hector-Fowobaje Recently, my 11 year old son asked me one morning, “Mummy, why is my penis hard and sticking out?” He can come to me and ask anything because I won’t ever laugh at his questions, I will always

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Sure-fire Ways to Make Your Child Money Smart (Part 1)

Matthew Imerhion Teaching your kids about money is just as important as teaching them sexuality education. As Jonathan Swift, a famous writer once said, a wise man should have money in his head, not in his heart. Find gold nuggets

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Top Ways to Raise A Confident Child and Help Develop a Healthy Body Image

Ameena Aliyu-Beighton One only needs to look at the pages of the glossies to see what the fashion industry believe we should all look like; perfect looking hair, skin, colour and body shape. Even though looking good and having a

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Ways to Groom Your Average Child into An A-list Student This New Term (Part 2)

Bamidele Wale-Oshinowo Previously, I shared six ways you can groom your average child into an A-list student, especially this new term (read here). Find five more things you should do in addition to those previously shared: 1. Introduce Music and

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12 Signs That Your Child Has a Healthy Self Esteem

While these represents the characteristics of a confident child, do not be troubled if your child does not display all of these attributes all the time. What is essential is that you support your child with the key ingredients that

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Signs That Your Child Has A Low Self Esteem

One way to be happy is to accept yourself the way you are. As simple as it sounds, it could be a pretty difficult thing for preteens or teenagers to do. Even though trends of self esteem start early in

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PARENTING A PRE-TEEN: 9 Things You Should Know

This is that phase in your child’s life where she progresses from childhood into adulthood, dealing with lots of pressure from different angles of society as well as body changes. Your pre-teen is making new discoveries about herself and the

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