Namibia celebrated its 4th official annual commemoration of Menstrual Health and Hygiene Day (MHHD) where different stakeholders came together with students to focus on the need to address the issues surrounding menstrual health while promoting it as a human rights issue alongside hygiene management.
By Kembet Bolton
“A LOT of young people have indulged in physical intimacy and done drugs,” wrote a teen newspaper columnist. “But you have no right to think that all teenagers do,” he continued. “A lot of teenagers don’t.”
By Miracle Nwankwo The puberty stage is very crucial in a child’s life and it may come with a bit of stress and confusion. This may be as a result of the growth that their bodies experience at the time. This stage can be very frightening if they have no one to talk or relate with. This is why, as a parent, you have to prepare them on time and be there for them when it finally comes knocking. As a child, I knew a lot of my friends who changed from who they used to be immediately puberty set in. They suddenly became uncomfortable playing with other kids whose puberty were delayed. Most girls are often unprepared for puberty, so it takes them by storm and leaves them feeling differently about themselves. With the feeling of being different, they tend to withdraw from their peers and suddenly develop the culture…
By Kembet Bolton No matter how great a parent you have been, at some point, your teenager will pull away from you and want to have more alone time or hang out with peers. While this can be heartbreaking for some parents who have sacrificed their best years to create this bond with their kids, it is a natural thing that is bound to happen and should not be taken too seriously. Needing space from parents is part of a process of self-realization for young people which help them determine who and how they’ll be as individuals and adults. In this stage, friends and peers become more important and parents seemingly less so. For parents, this can be a hard pill to swallow, but what we’ll find is that like so many parts of parenthood, this is not about us; but about our kids. As parents, we are prone to…
A few days ago, while sitting at my balcony and having a chat with Mrs. Clarie, I listened as she lamented bitterly of how her 16year-old daughter declined the opportunity to present the farewell speech on behalf of the entire graduating class. According to Mrs. Clarie, her daughter has declined several opportunities which could have brought her to the limelight due to her shy personality.
In our preceding article which can be found here (put link), we highlighted the social importance of some kind of gossip and established that not all gossip is negative.
In 2011, my then-roommate, Oma and I will stay up late, every night, watching different episodes of the series, gossip girls.