Category Toddlers and Preschoolers

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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Is Your Child Showing Reluctance to Learn? See 7 Ways to Change That (Part Two)

Whether it’s a child with mood swings or one who would do anything all the time to opt out of a learning situation, we all have come across children who at one point or the other, shown reluctance to learn.

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6 Possible Reasons Your Child Is Easily Constipated And What To Do

Ireyimika Oyegbami For many mothers it is NOT funny when their constipated toddler quips, “mummy, my bum-bum is hurting” when they want to make a poo, rather it calls for some apprehension especially when it occurs frequently. You should not

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Sexual Education: What To Teach Children Between 2 – 5

Ololade Hector-Fowobaje Our maid who had lived with us for several years left and my uncle from the village came to live with us in Lagos. He was funny and used to play a lot of games with us (my

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8 Ways To Help Your Child Excel At School (Part One)

Ineh Olisah Education is the driving force for the development of any nation, family and individual and its importance should not be undermined. Starting from the family to the school, it basically provides a great foundation for improving present and

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8 Tips to Wean Your Infants Off Breastmilk

Breastfeeding is very rewarding for both mother and child, but it must come to an end at some point. Some infants stop accepting breast milk on their own, others need to be motivated differently, and that’s when the weaning process

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4 Signs That Your Child Has Troubles Seeing Clearly

One out of every 4 kids has trouble seeing clearly. Often, parents don’t know there’s a problem. That’s why all children should get regular eye exams. You’ve noticed your child squinting. Does he have a vision problem? Squinting can be

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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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5 Table Manners That’ll Make Your Child Look Cute

Seeing a child with fine manners is one of the cutest things in the world. It’s cute to watch a child say the right thing at the right time and in the right place, especially when at a fine dining

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5 Major Skills Your Child Needs To Be Successful (Part One)

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,

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7 Ways To Discipline A Toddler Without Spanking (Part One)

By Ndidi Adekunle This particular age group is known for endless energy, self-centredness, and stubbornness. Now, it’s not as though our ‘angels,’ particularly set out to be mean. Let’s just say they’re ‘testing their boundaries’ and are in the process

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9 Things Your Toddler is Trying to Say to You

Most children are able to say their first word by the time they are 14 months old. By their second birthday, they are chatting up to 50 words, although they may not be able to communicate in direct sentences. You

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3 Surprising Things That May Interrupt Your Toddler’s Sleep

There is no doubt that interrupting toddler’s sleep is hard HARD work for parents – especially when combined with having to care for other children. However, it is important to understand that night-waking is a normal part of early childhood

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4 Reasons Why Your Toddler Won’t Nap

Toddlers are little adorable creatures aren’t they? However, a cranky sleepy toddler who refuses to nap is a different ball game entirely. You can almost be certain that they will refuse to sleep on the days that you absolutely need

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7 Tips to Help Deal with Toddler Tantrums

Toddlerdom is an explosive period of development when children learn language, motor skills and problem solving, among other things. This is a major cause of frustration for a growing brain, resulting in tantrums. Dr. Karp, an assistant professor of pediatrics at the University

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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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Beware: These 5 Things Can Hurt Your Kids

There’s no shortage of unusual ways a child can get hurt. You can safely child proof your house, or keep your children under strict supervision, and they would still find ways to get injured. Here are 5 strange ways that children

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Don’t Be In Denial: 8 Signs That Your Child Is Overweight

Your child is obese, but you don’t know he is or you are probably living in denial. Some parents hope that their overweight looking toddlers will stretch and grow out of their baby fat. In a few cases, some toddlers

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How To Help Your Toddler Handle Their Separation Anxiety

Toddlers can turn from care-free and happy to anxious, scared and shrieking children suddenly and without warning, especially when you need to be away from them for any reason. It can be a flattering feeling to know that your child

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7 Things You Should Never Say to Your Child

There is a wise saying that goes, “ be careful with your words, once they are said they can only be forgiven, not forgotten”. As adults, we can testify to the truth of these statement. Once words are said, its hard

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5 Hilarious Times Some Kids Embarrassed Their Parents

Like the popular Tv show, Kids say the darnedest things, believe it or not, they do. Some of their innocent outbursts might lead to some very embarrassing situations that might leave you bashful and at the mercy of your child’s tongue, or might

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9 Random Tips To Parenting a Toddler

By Ameena Aliyu-Beighton Raising children is undoubtedly one of life’s most precious but still daunting tasks. Here are my quick bites or random tips to stir every parent in the right direction. You may notice a reoccurring theme through my

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10 Most Useful Items For Your Baby

By Ndidi Adekunle Shopping for a new baby can be a very intense event. The list of items to buy can be endless, depending on who is being consulted for advice: your own mother or mother in law, another experienced

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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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How To Help A Choking Child

Children, particularly those between the ages of one and five, often put objects in their mouth. This is a normal part of how they explore the world. Some small objects, such as marbles, beads and button batteries, are just the

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