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Things You Should Never Say To Your Child

Things You Should Never Say To Your Child

After my daughter had interrupted my sewing project for what felt like the hundredth time, I said one of those things you should never say to your child, “Go away so I can finish this!” Her countenance went dark and I immediately tried to back pedal and undo what I had said. Unfortunately imperfect moments […]

Myths About How and When to Give Children Chores

Myths About How and When to Give Children Chores

  Household chores help children learn responsibility and develop good work ethic. Studies have even suggested that chores are correlated with better outcomes in school and future employment. But the subject of chores can get downright emotional. For instance, parents who ask too much of kids may become frustrated by unfinished work. On the other hand, […]

What Parents Need to Know About Kids and Asthma

What Parents Need to Know About Kids and Asthma

If you’re a parent of a kid with asthma, you know all too well the terrifying experience of seeing your child cough uncontrollably, gasp for air, or even double over and turn shades of purple while you scramble for the inhaler. Pediatric asthma attacks, most common in children ages 4 and under, are not for […]

Ministry Of Gender And Family Remembers The Children And Women Killed In Karambi

Ministry Of Gender And Family Remembers The Children And Women Killed In Karambi

The Ministry of Gender and Family Promotion last Sunday held a special commemoration event for women and children who were killed during the Genocide against the Tutsi, perpetrated in Karambi, Bugesera District. Hundreds of women and children were killed in a marshland next to Karambi hill where they had been hiding at the height of […]

The Pain Of Maternal And Child Deaths In Nigeria

The Pain Of Maternal And Child Deaths In Nigeria

Every day, Nigeria loses 2,300 children below the age of five and 145 women of childbearing age, making the country the second worst place on earth to conceive, give birth or raise a child. Martins Ifijeh writes that underneath the statistics lies the pain of thousands of families. In the expanded room sits the head of the […]

88,000 Children At Risk of Death in Northeast – UNICEF

88,000 Children At Risk of Death in Northeast – UNICEF

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has decried the spread of Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) in the Northeast zone of Nigeria, warning that 88,000 children with health the condition are at risk of death in the region if they are not treated. UNICEF also said that about one million children between the ages of six […]

Aisha Buhari Targets To Save 3,277 Women, 30,711 Children Lives In 1-Yr

Aisha Buhari Targets To Save 3,277 Women, 30,711 Children Lives In 1-Yr

Wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari has called on the private sector to invest in Life saving interventions in order to save 3,277 women which constitute five percent that die yearly. The First Lady made the call yesterday at the Private sector advocacy meeting for investment in Reproductive, Maternal Newborn, Child, Adolescents Health and […]

How To Teach a Child to Argue Effectively

How To Teach a Child to Argue Effectively

In an era chock full of entertaining-yet-ineffective arguers shouting on cable news and reality television shows, teaching a child how to argue has never been more important. There are a lot of bad role models on our screen. And though some parents would prefer not to argue — or at minimum win arguments — with […]

How to Teach Kids to Value What They Have

How to Teach Kids to Value What They Have

Three-year-olds generally don’t show any particular interest in the care and maintenance of their possessions. Between gifts and items handed down from relatives, kids can easily be awash in a surplus of riches they don’t particularly appreciate, at least until they are lost or ruined. Teaching them to appreciate and value what they have can […]

Nigeria Ranked Number One With Highest Unimmunised Children

Nigeria Ranked Number One With Highest Unimmunised Children

UNICEF has raised an alarm about the threat that measles pose in Nigeria after the country was ranked number one with the highest children un-immunised against measles coming after India. In a presentation: “Overview of 2017/2018 measles follow-up SIA” at a media orientation for journalists in Lagos state, which held in Lagos on Monday, Dr. […]