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…
How to help your child develop a positive character
Training a child will require a parent having traits that can be emulated. Kids learn really fast, they look up to you and want to act just like you have done. When parents say words like, ‘they are just being kids’, it is totally wrong to underestimate what children can do. However, it is your duty to ensure they develop a positive attitude.
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.…
Do you have a mum voice?
Do you remember growing up and most of our parents called us to order very sternly so much so that even in their absence, we could hear the voice in our heads cautioning us, when we were about to do something naughty.
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…