How to get your teens to really listen
One of the challenges most parents have with their kids is to get them to do their biddings, but the reverse is the case, especially for teenagers, says Hellen Olukoju-Oladele, a parenting advocate and expert focused on teens.
How To Slay The Mummy Guilt
Who else wants to slay the mummy guilt? You know that inner voice that questions how well you are doing as a mum. Sometimes, this comes from others’ expectations and sometimes our own expectations. I also do not think that we will ever get a one perfect answer when it comes to work life balance;…
Know why your child may tell a lie
“My child does not lie,” is the biggest lie any parent can tell themselves. It may come as a surprise to you that your little angel has gone to some extent to pretend, cover up and even lie to your face, said Tina Ok, co-founder MumsAloud.com.
Don’t over-indulge your child this season
The Christmas season comes with its excitements especially for kids, they are aware school is on holidays, and then fun, attending parties, visiting Santa Clause, family and friends, receiving gifts will become the order of the day.
Don’t be too busy for your child
It is really important to be available for your children, not just catering for their needs, but also being there to understand their feelings, moods and be a companion. This is not to say that you overwhelm them with your presence, there should be moderation in all.
How will you define your parenting style?
There is no exact way to parent and the fact that your parents parented you in a certain way does not mean you will achieve the same result.
Dealing with lying habit in children
Children start to lie from an early age. They fake cries to get attention, pretend to be injured to avoid going to bed and tell you they are not hungry just so they can continue playing.
Help your child have a productive academic session
The long vacation is gradually fading, while most schools resumed last week, others are yet to resume this Monday and maybe before September ends. What is most important is ensuring that your child’s fresh academic year is productive and worth the fees you pay. But then, a quick one! Did you enjoy your vacation with…
Self-medicating your child? Stop!
Medications are substances/drugs used for treating diseases and maintaining health. Drugs may either be prescription or nonprescription drugs. Prescription drugs require a physician’s prescription before they can be purchased and a major example is antibiotics, says Pediatrician Osueni Gold Oseluese. “On the other hand, nonprescription drugs (also known as over-the-counter drugs) don’t require a prescription…