Category Toddlers and Preschoolers

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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5 Reasons You Must Read To Your Toddler

By MATTHEW IMERHION 1. HELP DEVELOPS EARLY INTELLIGENCE Some fantasize about, while others experience the day a class or head teacher says, “Oh, your child is such a fast learner, one of the best in his class!” Except for those

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10 Ways To Raise A Grateful Child By Homa Tavangar

Raising a grateful child comes with plenty of benefits on an emotional and psychological level. Studies have shown that grateful kids are happy, less depressed, and show more success in school work and are less envious and materialistic. Homa Tavangar shares

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How To Ensure Your Toddler’s Bed is Safe & Secure

Question: How do I ensure my toddler’s bed is safe and secure? Answer: 1 In order to eliminate the risk of injury if your toddler falls, choose a bed that is low to the ground. 2 The location of your

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25 Things Little Girls Wish Their Daddies Knew

It is common to see little girls enjoying such sweet and special bonds with their daddies. The reason for this is simple – little girls just love their daddies. They each think their daddy hung the moon. Once in a

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6 Simple Ways To Boost Your Toddler’s Brain Power

Children learn a lot from their immediate environment and the people they are surrounded by, therefore, creating a stimulating environment which enables them make lots of brain connections (synapses) on a daily basis is vital. Though there are no guarantees

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8 Common Illnesses In Toddlers & What To Do

Toddlers are prone to bouts of illnesses as they grow and their immune system develops. Find 8 common ones and home remedies you can apply. 1. Diarrhoea This can be caused by a viral or bacterial infection. Parasitic infections, too

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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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Does Your Child Need A Little Dirt To Be Healthy? Find Out…

It’s not uncommon for parents to pull all the stops to keep their kids away from dirt in the bid to keep infections at bay. From preventing engaging in play activities that can make them prone to germs to the

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10 Things Not To Do When Your Toddler Throws A Tantrum (Part 2)

Dolapo Marinho Continued from part 1. 6. Do NOT dismiss As tantrums usually occur with children between the ages of 1 and 3, parents tend to view them as babies, with not a lot to share! This is not always

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5 Simple Ways to Groom Your Toddler’s Language Skills

Eyinade Eweje Children are born with innate language skills. Notwithstanding, there’s need to make conscientious efforts to groom these skills from as early as babyhood, as they are generally most receptive to learning in the first 5 years. For preschoolers

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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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5 Common Reasons Children Misbehave & What To Do

Though children are quite a handful and tend to put up one draining misbehaviour or the other at random, noting these common underlying causes of misbehaviour will help you become a more effective parent. 1. Your child feels ignored and

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Common Causes of Speech & Language Problems in Children & What to Do

Bamidele Wale-Oshinowo Previously, we shared on speech and language milestones to expect for children below 6 years (read here). How can parents encourage their child’s early speech and language development? Why do some children experience delays and how can concerned

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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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5 Early Signs Your Child May Have Autism

Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how an individual communicates and interacts with others, how they perceive their environment, among others. Typically, symptoms of this disability show within the first three years of life. The condition can however

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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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5 Ways You Probably Didn’t Know Additional 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 affects the body in many

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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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10 Ways to Raise a Math Whizz (Part 2)

Eyinade Eweje Continued from Part 1 6. Sorting and Grouping Sorting involves the ability to differentiate between items while grouping or classification entails selecting a property to group similar items together. Draw their attention to items that go together. For instance,

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