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China-Sponsored School Helps Kenyan Slum Children Nurture Talents

China-Sponsored School Helps Kenyan Slum Children Nurture Talents

 Stacy Awuor developed a love for football at a tender age while growing up in Nairobi’s Mathare slums where poverty and other social ills have always conspired to deny youngsters a chance to realize their dreams. The 16-year-old student at MCEDO Beijing school, whose construction was financed by Chinese firms, has defied cultural stereotypes and […]

Things Mentally Strong Parents Don’t Do

Things Mentally Strong Parents Don’t Do

Raising mentally strong kids who are equipped to take on real-world challenges requires parents to give up the unhealthy — yet popular — parenting practices that are robbing kids of mental strength. Of course, helping kids build mental muscle isn’t easy — it requires parents to be mentally strong as well. Watching kids struggle, pushing them to face their […]

Positive Ways to Talk and Listen

Positive Ways to Talk and Listen

As parents we spend so much of our time talking to our kids — and then wonder why they don’t seem to hear us. In heated moments, we find ourselves stuck in power struggles, but can’t figure out what to say to stop the fighting. Sometimes we just don’t know how to answer a tough […]

‘Nigeria Loses 3,000 Women, Children To Preventable Diseases Daily’

‘Nigeria Loses 3,000 Women, Children To Preventable Diseases Daily’

Nigeria loses 3,000 children and women daily to preventable diseases due to poor access to basic healthcare, the Executive Director of the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency, (NPHCDA), Faisal Shuaib has said. Mr. Shuaib said some the children die before their fifth birthdays because of the country’s poor health system. Speaking at a workshop on […]

Ways to Shape TV Habits Of Your Kids

Ways to Shape TV Habits Of Your Kids

Television may be an inevitable part of young children’s lives. Though some media researchers and pediatricians recommend that parents minimize their children’s exposure to it — no TV for children under two, they suggest — it may be more useful to think about how TV does or does not fit into your child’s overall development. […]

How To Teach Your Children To Be Happy

How To Teach Your Children To Be Happy

As parents, all we want for our children is for them to grow up happy. Compared to this one ultimate goal, others pale into insignificance. It doesn’t matter if your child has a school career festooned with string of A* exam grades and is set for a braggable future career, if they’re not happy. That […]

Teach Your Kids the Satisfaction of Wanting

Teach Your Kids the Satisfaction of Wanting

Technology these days is incredible, isn’t it? We have access to just about anything right at our fingertips and can possess it the next day if we’re willing to pay a few extra dollars. Instant (almost) gratification. While there are myriad reasons this is fantastic, handy, and fun, what happens to the joy of wanting? Even as adults […]

How to Teach Kids the Subtle Art of Graciousness

How to Teach Kids the Subtle Art of Graciousness

  To teach acceptance of kind words is to teach self-confidence without boastfulness. Your reception of such acknowledgments reflects your core beliefs about yourself. In an effort to improve both manners and self-esteem, here are five easy tips to practice when accepting a compliment: Say “thank you” It may seem silly, but this might be […]

Kids Who Do Chores Are More Successful Adults

Kids Who Do Chores Are More Successful Adults

  Want your kids to grow up to be successful? Make them do chores. When they balk (and trust me: they will probably balk), you can tell them that scientific research supports you. It sounds great, and it’s true–but there is a catch. (We’ll get to that in a minute.) For now, the science. In […]

Things Your Kids Should Be Doing Instead of Homework

Things Your Kids Should Be Doing Instead of Homework

There are many aspects of my more than decade-long career as a teacher that I’m proud of. My reputation for giving lots and lots of homework is not one of them. For most of my teaching career, I taught fifth or sixth grade. Sometimes I gave more than two hours of homework. Kids complained a lot, […]

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