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How To Tackle Bullying: Boost Kids’ Self-Confidence

How To Tackle Bullying: Boost Kids’ Self-Confidence

Help! My Child Is Being Bullied At School Navigating a world of people can be more challenging than climbing the most treacherous of mountains. We are governed by emotions and, unless kept in check, negative emotions can lead to negative behaviours that are detrimental to others as well as to ourselves. Bullying is a national […]

Nutrition and Teens: A Guide for Parents

Nutrition and Teens: A Guide for Parents

Family members play an important role in helping teens improve or maintain healthy eating habits. It’s much easier to cook, shop, and prepare tasty and nutritious meals and snacks when everyone is working towards similar health goals. Here are some nutrition and wellness tips for you and your family: Be a good role model. Teens […]

Mentally Strong Kids Have Parents Who Refuse to Do These Things

Mentally Strong Kids Have Parents Who Refuse to Do These Things

All kids have the ability to develop mental muscle. We just have to teach them how to exercise their minds. In my 15 years as a psychotherapist, I’ve seen how many of today’s common parenting habits are robbing kids of mental strength. Giving up those unhealthy habits takes strength on the part of the parents, […]

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 […]

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