How parents kill their children’s confidence
As parents or caregivers, we want our children to grow strong and healthy. We also want them to have healthy confidence and self-esteem. Sometimes, despite our best intentions, we may do things that actually hurt our children’s confidence and self-esteem instead of helping it. Here are five ways parents can kill children’s confidence: . Comparing…
Add value to your child this Easter season
It’S another Easter season! It is that time of the year where Christians are made to reflect on the death and resurrection of the Saviour Jesus Christ and celebrate, says Rita Bada, lead speaker for a teens-based outfit, Riospeaks. This season talks of how one can truly live a better life by accepting the Love…
Drug addicts attribute high rate of abuse to unemployment, parenting
Some drug addicts in Kaduna have attributed the high rate of drug abuse among youths in the state to unemployment and poor parenting. Some of the addicts said in a separate interview with the News Agency of Nigerian (NAN) in Kaduna yesterday that they indulged in the act due to idleness. One of them, Musa…
Teach your kids grooming habits
Grooming is an aspect of personal hygiene that is crucial for the maintenance of good health in kids. Parents are expected to teach their kids what it takes to live a healthy life by taking personal hygiene very serious, says motherhood and childcare advocate, Mercy O. Christian. “We let them know the benefits of keeping…
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;…
Grooming safety-conscious kids
The essence of imbibing safety culture among children most especially cannot be over-emphasised. Their vulnerability subject them to a lot of hazards in the home, school, playgrounds and even at gatherings.
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.
The place of kids in the car
Are you fond of having your toddlers sit at the front seat of your car, or you carry them on your lap while driving since it is a short trip, or of course another carries your baby on the lap in the front seat while you drive?
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.