Tag Discipline

Dear MIMsters: How Do I Get My Niece To Stop Influencing My Daughter?

My niece who is living with me has a negative influence on my daughter and this is affecting my home. I am a mother of three aged, 5, 4 and 3 months old. My elder sister has a child out

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

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 of

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Actress Uche Ogbodo Shows off Her Parents | How Her Dad’s Discipline Made Her Strong-willed

Discipline is future-focused, always geared towards future acts. Popular Nollywood actress and single mum of one, Uche Ogbodo, took to her Instagram page to show off her parents and also appreciate them. Posting photos she took with them and her younger sister,

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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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How To Deal With Stubborn Children (Part 1)

Mark Wealth Wikihow tells us bluntly that punishing stubborn kids with hurtful or humiliating methods is generally ineffective. If anything, it will create strong negative emotions and reinforce the stubbornness they were trying to deal with. The key to dealing

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4 Guidelines On How to Discipline Your Children Without Losing Your Cool

Discipline your children can be tricky, especially youngsters. It tends to weigh down on you, the shouting (we all do it), the harsh tones, the spanking. After all is said and done, most times, we find ourselves wishing we were just

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How To Discipline Your Toddler: 1-3 Years

Your toddler will naturally be curious about a lot of things in life, that will occasionally get her into trouble. Don’t get upset all the time, because they are learning about the world they live in, and it is called

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7 Differences Between Punishment & Discipline

The idea of punishment implies repaying someone with what he or she deserves when they do not act favorably. Discipline, on the other hand, is future-focused, always geared towards future acts. When infusing this into the ethics of parenting, it has to

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Hold Back Your Tongue: 5 Things You Should Never Say To Your Child

  Your child sure knows how to get on your nerves, but you must control your emotions and get your point across in a rational manner, without doing any damage to the emotional development of your son or daughter. Shola Okubote

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6 Things You Should Stop Saying While Disciplining Your Child

While trying to enforce discipline, parents often say things that make the child end up undermining their authority or misinterpreting their good intentions, fuelling further mishaviour. Extra care must therefore be taken to ensure you choose your words carefully. Find

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See Why Nigerian Mum Based In The US Lost Children’s Custody To Government

A US-based Nigerian victim of domestic abuse has lost custody of her children after her daughter reported that she hit her to the cops. Sharing her plight via Humans of New York Instagram page, the single mum cried out for

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10 Discipline Mistakes You Need To Stop Making Now

Ameena Aliyu-Beighton As parents, disciplining your child can be a fine balancing act as kids are naturally wind up merchants, continually testing the limits of how much cheek you can stomach. Find common mistakes often made in the process that

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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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10 Things Not to Do When Your Toddler Throws a Tantrum (Part 1)

Dolapo Marinho My sister came visiting recently and told me about how her daughter had thrown an epic tantrum in public. “Dolapo…that child wanted to disgrace me at the American embassy.  But you know what, I showed her who was

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Memoirs of a Mum: Are You Raising Disciplined Children? – Chinwe Kalu

Enforcing discipline is fast taking the back seat in most homes. Or am I old school? What is this I see all around me? Am I overreacting? Am I the only one seeing all the mess? I watch the way

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Is Spanking Your Child Really Effective? See Top Cons You Should Note

Children have an uncanny way of making even an angel flare-up, and as parents who constantly have to curb their excesses, it’s easy to always resort to giving a hot smack on the back, buttocks or worse. While a lot of

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Discipline: Top Things Cool Parents Should Do to Stay Calm

Eyinade Eweje Children are quite a handful. As a parent who constantly has to guide them and curb their excesses, it’s easy to get worked up and lose your cool. However, doing that is always counterproductive. Find top things you

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5 Things You Need To Know About Parenting

By Ann Wolf I’ve always written my articles geared toward human resources, but having raised three kids who are now 26, 25 and 20 and are doing well in life, I look around at exasperated parents, I feel the need

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Experts Reveal Spank-then-cuddle Approach Does Not Work. See Why…

According to a study at Duke University in the US, spanking or punishment should not be followed by warmth and love as this could worsen the resulting anxiety and aggression experienced by the child. Lead researcher, Jennifer E. Lansford, a

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Top Questions to Ask Yourself if Your Child is not Obeying Your Rules (Part 2)

Ndidi Adekunle Previously, we shared 5 questions to help you review your discipline strategies and ultimately, get your child to obey set rules as expected (read here). Find 5 more questions to help you in this regard: 1. Is Your

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Top Questions to Ask Yourself if Your Child is not Obeying Your Rules (Part 1)

Ndidi Adekunle So you’ve tried every discipline style in the books and still, nothing seems to work. You’re in a bit of a panic, as the handwriting is boldly written on the wall that you’d better get a hold on

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‘You’re as guilty as I am for the life I led’ – Inmate Awaiting Execution Pens Heartfelt Letter to Biological Mum

The very last wish of the death row inmate awaiting execution pictured above was reportedly a request to write a letter to be handed over to his biological mother. He was said to have requested for a pencil and paper,

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9 Things to Restrain From Saying When Disciplining Your Child

Amy Morin The words you say to your child will have a lasting impact on how your child feels about you, as well as how he feels about himself. When your child misbehaves, choose your words carefully. Here are nine

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Effective Parenting: Is Your Discipline Firm, Fair And Friendly?

Whatever your child’s age, it’s important to be firm, fair, friendly and consistent when it comes to discipline. If parents don’t stick to the rules and consequences they set up, their kids aren’t likely to either. Discipline should be: Firm: Consequences

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Discipline: 6 Tips On Being Consistent

Consistency is vital. Your children need to be able to predict how you will behave (Mum expects me to brush my teeth. If I don’t, I won’t be allowed a bedtime story). But inconsistency can make children feel unsure, insecure

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