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Study Links Social Play In Kindergarten To Improved Academic Performance

Emphasizing more play, hands-on learning, and students helping one another in kindergarten improves academic outcomes, self-control and attention regulation, finds new UBC research. The study, published today in the journal PLoS One, found this approach to kindergarten curriculum also enhanced

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New Study Finds That Children, Teens & Young Adults Are At Greater Risk For Severe COVID-19 Complications and Death

Children, teens and young adults are at greater risk for severe complications from COVID-19 than previously thought and those with underlying health conditions are at even greater risk, according to a new study.  The study, published in JAMA Pediatrics, is

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Autism Specialist, Aanu Senbanjo Discusses The Myth Surrounding DS And How She’s Helping Kids With The Condition Break Boundaries

Mrs. Aanu Senbanjo is an autism specialist and the administrator of Down Syndrome Foundation Nigeria. In a chat, the expert discusses the myth surrounding down syndrome, DS and how she has been managing children with developmental challenges for two decades

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WORRISOME! Medical Experts Raise Concerns About Coronavirus Posing A Greater Threat To Children | See Details

A mysterious disease linked to the deadly coronavirus has been discovered to affect children. Several European countries and North America have reported the disease. Up to 100 children in the UK have been affected by the disease and studies suggest

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UNICEF Warns That Coronavirus May Lill 171,000 Nigerian Children In The Next 6 Months

The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) has raised the alarm that no fewer than 171,000 children (950 daily) may die in Nigeria in next six months. This, according to UNICEF is due to disruption in routine medical services and threats

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Pregnant Women Who Take Paracetamol Are ‘More Likely To Have A Child With Behavioural Issues’

It’s thought of as one of the safest painkillers to take during pregnancy, but a new study has warned of the dangers of taking paracetamol when pregnant. Researchers from the University of Bristol have found that women who take paracetamol

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Lockdown: Why Nigerian Parents Lashed Out At School Teacher, Elizabeth Ogah

A Nigerian teacher, Elizabeth Ogah, took to Facebook to write her thoughts on what she believes to be the under-estimation of the value of school teachers by parents. The teacher, in her Facebook post, said she believes that by now

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Red Flags Parents Need To Watch Out For When It Comes To Children’s Mental Health Amid COVID-19 Crisis -Expert

Amid the coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic and isolation, our mental health is more fragile than ever. For Mental Health Awareness Month, experts are sharing resources, tips, and ways to protect your mental health. There’s plenty of advice when it comes

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Interesting New Study Underscores The Importance Of ‘Being Fun’ As A Character Development Trait In Children

A longitudinal study examined whether children who are well-liked and children who are popular got that way by being fun to hang around with. Across a two-month period, primary school children perceived by classmates as someone who is fun to

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Celebrity Mum, Chacha Eke Faani Shares On How Poor Parenting Styles Manifest As Undesirable Behaviours In Children

Actress and mum-of-three, Chacha Eke-Faani has taken to her Instagram account to share parenting gems in an open letter addressed to parents. In her post, the actress itemised  fifteen gems that can help a parent take audit of their own

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New Study Accounts For How Adopted and Biological Siblings Respond Differently To Depression Caused By Home Environment

New research finds that children’s rearing environment has a meaningful impact on their risk for major depression later in life, and notes the importance supporting of nurturing environments when children are at risk. In the study, authors analyzed the health

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Nigerian Mum, Tina Obiora, Takes To Facebook To Share How Her Family Narrowly Escaped A Stray Bullet In Their Home

A Nigerian mum,  Tina Obiora and her family narrowly escaped harm after a stray bullet pierced through the wall of her home and came close to causing injury or death. According to Tina, the incident which happened on Wednesday was

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Researchers Confirm Parental Diet & Stress Serve As Precursors For The Kind Of Diseases That Affect Children In Adulthood

When parents eat low-protein or high-fat diets it can lead to metabolic disorders in their adult offspring. Now, an international team has identified a key player and the molecular events underlying this phenomenon in mice. The Developmental Origins of Health

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UPDATE: Lagos State Government Clarifies Its Position On News That Said It Has Pegged Entry Age Into JSS At 12 Years

The Lagos state government has clarified its position on reports making the rounds, especially on social media concerning minimum age for admission into junior secondary schools in the state. Recall that we earlier reported that Lagos state had plans to

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How Spanish Couple, Irene and Cebrian, Their Eleven Children Are Keeping Their Spirits Up Despite All Testing Positive For COVID-19

An entire Spanish family including eleven children have contracted the Coronavirus. According to DailyMail UK, the Cebrian Gervas family from Valladolid in north-west Spain have all been forced to go under strict isolation in their home after every single one

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First Aid Skills: Nigerian Doctor, Dr. Egemba Tells Parents What To Do In Case A Child Chokes On An Object During The Lockdown

It is required of every parent to acquire basic first aid skills which may be useful to help their children in the event of certain hazards. In a split second, anything could go wrong, and your child’s life may be

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Rihanna Shares Unapologetic Plans To Have Children

Barbadian singer and businesswoman, Rihanna has made history by becoming the first person to grace the cover of British Vogue in a high-fashion shoot, further highlighting her non-conformist views on life and choices. Speaking with the magazine, the 32-year-old opened

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BBNaija Star/ Mum-Of-One, Gifty Powers Calls Mums To Notice On The Dangers Of Sharing Photos Of Their Children In School Uniform

Former BBNaija reality TV star, Gifty Powers who is a proud mum-of-one herself has called the attention of parents, mums especially, to the potential dangers of sharing photos of their children in school uniform on social media. She shared screenshots

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CSP Dolapo Badmos Speaks On Addressing The Pain Of A Cheating Partner’s Behaviour Without Going To Extremes

Police boss, wife and mum, CSP Dolapo Badmos has offered some words of advice to persons who find themselves in a marriage/relationship with a cheating partner. The public servant while offering her advice did not make light of the plight

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How Raising Your Child In A Home Among Books Impact Their Lifelong Cognitive Skills- Study

A study suggests that raising a child in a bookish atmosphere may be a prerequisite to deriving the full benefit of a college education, and, of course, it provides a child with an even greater chance of success in adulthood.

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Raising Your Child To Become A Good Reader: 10 Practical Tips

Reading has many advantages and benefits for young children and its importance cannot be over-emphasised. If you want your child to reap and enjoy the benefits of reading, then you must make your child a reader. This is made possible

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5 Awesome Reasons Why You Should Cuddle Your Kids

New parents are often bombarded with a litany of unsolicited advice of dos and don’ts.  The purpose is to guide the new parents with tips on how to raise the perfect child. One advice parents should not heed to however,

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New Study Links Prescription Of Some Antibiotics During Pregnancy To Birth Defects

A new study whose findings were published on February 19, 2020 in the British Medical Journal has linked the prescription of some antibiotics during pregnancy to birth defects. The research determined that children of mothers prescribed macrolide antibiotics during the

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Gospel Artiste, Gloria Doyle Reveals How She Lost Her Children And Husband To Her Younger Sister

Nigerian gospel artiste, Gloria Doyle has narrated how she was completely blindsided by her ex-husband and her younger sister; both of whom, she discovered rather late were having an affair behind her back. In an interview with The Nation, Gloria

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Emir Sanusi Does Not Spare Deadbeat Fathers In His Latest Speech

Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi has called for the arrest of deadbeat fathers in the Northern part of Nigeria, those who send out their children as Al-majiris. Speaking at a conference organized by the Future Assured Initiative, a non-governmental organisation

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