By Kembet Bolton
My friend Rita had invited me for a children’s party. Her estate organizes these parties bi-yearly to just celebrate the kids and spice up things during the holidays. The party was slated for 3.00pm so I had arrived two hours earlier as she had requested so I could assist in getting her girls get ready while she takes care of the small chops she was preparing for the party.
By Walcott Aganu
Parenthood is one of the most challenging journeys ever, which is why many parents go through unspeakable stress in order to raise happy, healthy, and well-balanced children. Back in the day, there were very few resources that parents could use in order to make their experience easier, so many of them had to rely on babysitters, daycare and relatives if they wanted to get some load off of their backs. Nowadays, thanks to technology, things are definitely better, especially for mothers, because having immediate aid in your pocket can definitely lower the stress and improve the child-rearing journey.
By Walcott Aganu “Every child is an artist; the problem is staying an artist when you grow up.” – Pablo Picasso Research has established that craft activities are perfect for children as they develop fine skills and creativity and it encourages kids to explore different ideas. However, many parents still dread doing craft activities with young children or toddlers because of the mess and the required parental input. Are you stifling in frustration every time your child asks to paint? A little nudge and guidance in the right direction can be of great help and encouragement to kids. We have a few ideas that might help you find a comfortable compromise for you and your budding artists. Here are tips for crafting with Children 1. Early preparation and planning Prior preparation is vital to enjoyable craft sessions, just like cooking with children. When having a craft session with kids, make…
By Miracle Nwankwo I belong to the school of thought that believes in teaching a child cleanliness while they are still young because habits are actions and behaviours that we carry out subconsciously, and are insanely difficult to break. As a parent, if you desire healthy habits for your children, it is important to start teaching them while they are still very young. The earlier they start learning these habits, the sooner they will begin to consistently display them. Taking advantage of your child’s formative years and teaching them important and very good habits is profitable and rewarding both to you as a parent and to them as children. Cleanliness is one difficult habit to inculcate in an adult who is not used to it. It will require a totally different environment to help that adult adapt easily to cleanliness, but when a child is used to being clean, when…
By Miracle Nwankwo
Divorce and domestic violence may not be the only parental issue that has side effects on children, as there are other issues that leave a lasting negative impact on a child which most parents are unaware of. One of these issues is the situation of children not getting answers to their question or being shut down by a parent when they ask too many questions. At the early stage of a child’s life, usually between the age of four to six, all children, girls and boys alike seem to catch the curiosity bug, which tends to tons of logical and illogical questions been showered on their parents at any given opportunity. However, parents should not be weary or be pushed to ignore or shun them because that episode has a lot to do in their lives.
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Most parents will agree that one of the most difficult parts of parenting is knowing how to apply age-appropriate discipline to their kids. A part from the Christian holy book states that” no discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful”. This underscores the fact that most humans, be it kids or adults, will resent discipline at the time it is being meted out.
The COVID-19 pandemic has upturned family life around the world. The fact that schools and businesses were forced to shut down to flatten the curve of the virus spread has forced parents who also have to work remotely for this same reason to be locked down with their kids who would otherwise be in school at this time. This sudden disruption to our daily routine is a lot to navigate for anyone, but especially for parents who now have to work from home with the distractions engendered from having the kids around while trying to get serious work done.