Identifying emotional, behavioural changes in your child
Is your child’s academic performance dwindling? Does you child react in some way that may seem weird from the norm? Has your once happy and active child now become reclusive? Then you may want to think toward an emotional and behavioural imbalance. While a lot of parents may not think that such traits can be…
What to look out for if your child has a cold - Part 2
On precautionary measures to take while taking care of babies who are down with cold, Mathew-Akinsiku said that for newborns, breastfeeding exclusively if possible, would protect the baby. It gives antibodies that fight germs; if you bottle-feed your baby, sterilize the bottles. Keep formula or expressed breast milk in the refrigerator until you need it.…
Grandparents have right to see grandchildren: EU court
Grandparents have a legal right to see their grandchildren, the EU's top court ruled on Thursday, meaning divorced parents cannot deny them access.
Apologise to your Kids when wrong
Apologise to your kids when wrong. Yes, you heard me right! As parents we stand as guides and role models to our children. They tend to see us as all-knowing, mummy and daddy perfectionist, but then, we are humans who are not above mistakes. But how do we ensure that when we are at fault…
Earning your child’s trust in five easy steps
More than ever, it has become imperative that as a parent, you be the first and primary custodian of your child’s trust, in light of today’s jet set age. If they can trust you with the little things, you can be sure they’ll come to you with the big things.
Rescuing future generation through practical parenting
Everything rises and falls with the family unit because it is the bedrock of society. And throughout the ages, children have always been referred to as the leaders of tomorrow. To prepare tomorrow leaders for the big task therefore, the family and schools are the two major societal institutions saddled with the responsibility to care,…
Keeping your kids safe on the internet
The Internet world is like a city, jam-packed with information and resources worthy of the finest museums, but also holding menace for the unwary. You wouldn’t let your child wander unsupervised and unprepared in any city.
Why you should hug your children 12 times daily
Family Life Consultant and an Intentional Parenting Educator, Dinma Nwobi, has said that it is important to hug your child(ren) 12 times a day. With the alarmingly increasing rate of teen suicide and the worrisome dependence of preteens and teens on substances like Tramadol and codeine leading to overdoses and sudden deaths, there is no…
Mining dangers of absentee parents in 'The Walking Stick'
Parenting is a coordinating effort of the mother and the father, which is why both must create time for their children. Knowing the negative effects lack of good parenting could have on young ones and the society informed the American author, Barbara Johnson, in one of her inspirational works on parenting to say: ‘To be…
Teething signs parents should not ignore
According to a paediatrician at Healing Strips, Lagos, Dr. Osueni Gold, teething is a normal physiologic self-limiting process in humans and usually starts from about the fourth month of infancy. It is not an illness and as such, does not require specific “anti-teething” treatment.